Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Emma Sackville combines Dating and Catalysis at FameLab

Sun Mar 01 15:15:00 GMT 2015

SACKVILLE_EmmaEmma Sackville from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) cleared the regional finals of  FameLab held in Cardiff on 26 February 2015. FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations. Emma will be seen in the The FameLab UK Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on 22 April 2015.  

Emma describes her route to success - "I talked about Dating and Catalysis where I compared the first date in a relationship to the activation barrier of a reaction and how we can lower it by using a catalyst. Catalysts themselves are a massive part of the Chemistry industry and make up a significant part of my own research where I'm using Iridium catalysts for energy conversion and to upgrade renewable feedstocks."

"Surprisingly I felt more relaxed this time but didn't think I was going to win - the overall standard was really high! Needless to say I'm really excited about the next stage but to have got to the final feels like a win already. I'm not sure what I'm going to talk about for the final but I think I'll stick to analogies."

Emma will be taking part in FameLab Masterclass by top science communicaters over a weekend in Cotswolds in March. The FameLab UK Grand Final will take place on 22 April 2015 at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. Tickets will be out shortly. 

Related news:

PhD students place first and second at FameLab finals - Faculty of Science, University of Bath

Students enter the world of FameLab - CSCT News 05.02.15

Watch Emma's previous performance. 

Read more about our students.

For more information, please contact:

Rubina Kalra
Digital Communications Co-ordinator
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies 

e-mail: R.Kalra@bath.ac.uk
Tel: 01225 385827

Notes to editor:

About CSCT:
Established in 2008, the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies brings together academic expertise from the University of Bath with international industrial, academic and stakeholder partners to carry out research, training and outreach in sustainable chemical technologies. We have attracted over £25m in overall funding for our activities and the centre has rapidly become an important hub for sustainable chemistry in the UK.