Showcase lecture highlights University research in action

A showcase public lecture to be held at the University will explore three outstanding projects that highlight the research progress achieved through academia and industry collaboration. 

The lecture, which takes place on Thursday 1 March 2012, will examine three key Knowledge Transfer Account projects that combined industrial expertise and academic research, with highly successful outcomes. 

The development of commercial scale algae-based waste water treatment required the University’s expertise in using algae for renewable energy and Aragreen (UK) Ltd’s experience of water polishing using algae. 

The initial results of this on-going project, including the possibilities for producing saleable bio-products such as high-value pigments, proteins and bio-diesel, will be discussed by Professor Rod Scott

The Department of Psychology has been working with educational data logging product manufacturers ScienceScope and a number of British schools to encourage the adoption of Bath’s expertise in using mobile sensors for science teaching. 

Dr Danae Stanton Fraser will give an overview of the project and discuss the methods used by the team to establish a strong working collaboration with its industrial partners. 

Finally, Professor Pete Walker, Director of Research at the University’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, will discuss the secondment with BRE during which the secondee has informed and promoted the mainstream use of renewable building materials by the construction industry as part of measures to deliver lower carbon buildings. 

The lecture is free to attend and will take place in 3 East 2.2 at 2:15pm. For tickets please email Gail Gillespie in the Events & Ceremonies Office or call 01225 383659.

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