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Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE - Casting Light on a Greener Future

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In 1912, the pioneering Italian chemist, Ciamician, presented a powerful vision of a world where photochemistry would enable green fuel breakthroughs to power civilisation, and Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his team at the University of Nottingham are at the forefront of this research today. On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his SCI Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn will update the audience on his team’s work into making photochemistry greener, more energy efficient, and more widely accessible - to include their work on the anti-malarial artemisinin - and how they plan to turn Ciamician’s vision into reality.

About the Speaker

Sir Martyn is a Research Professor of Chemistry at University of Nottingham and has been involved with many organisations through his career, and is a fellow of the Royal Society, the RSC and IChemE - among others. In 2008, he was awarded a CBE for ‘Services to Sciences’, and later knighted in 2015 for ‘Services to the Chemical Sciences’.

His popular YouTube series, featuring an extensive range of experiments and different anecdotes from Sir Martyn about each element of the periodic table, has received praise from the public as well as from Nobel Prize winners, including Roald Hoffmann.

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