RSC Belgium Forthcoming Events

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2018 Programme

29 November 2018 - Cheers to CO2 - St. Johns International School, Waterloo [NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE]
On the evening of Thursday 29 November we will be welcoming Dr Cesar Alejandro Urbina Blanco of Ghent University to speak about the exciting new chemistry that is looking to use greenhouse gas CO2 as a sustainable building block for our future materials and fuels. Cesar is a young and inspiring speaker who has been identified as a future leader in the chemical sciences.

The venue will be St. John’s International School, Level C, Drève Richelle 146, 1410 Waterloo, with access to parking on Rue Champ Du Roussart, behind the school. The event is taking place on Thursday the 29th of November and will start at the usual time of 19:30 for a 19:45 start. As usual pre-registration is necessary due to security arrangements in place at St. John's. We will need your name and the name of any people coming with you.

Cheers to CO2 by Dr. César A. Urbina-Blanco
Can you believe that the same little molecule responsible for the bubbles in your fizzy drink, is also the main chemical compound responsible for climate change? CO2 is all around us, we produce it directly or indirectly every time we switch on a lamp, buy a product or even breathe! Using fossil fuel for energy and the chemical industry has caused the release of unsustainable amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere. So how do we solve the global CO2 problem without compromising our lifestyle? Chemistry! Join us while we examine the ways in which chemists are turning back CO2 into valuable products.

César studied Chemistry in Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela and did his final year project in The Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds in Florence, Italy under supervision of Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini. He completed his PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis in the University of St Andrews, Scotland where he worked on the development of commercial olefin metathesis catalysts under supervision of Prof. Steven P. Nolan. He then worked as Postdoctoral Research on the field of Green Chemistry in RWTH Aachen University (Germany) with Prof. Walter Leiner and Jürgen Klankermayer, and is currently working as a PostDoctoral Researcher on the field of sustainable chemistry and CO2 utilization in the Laboratory for Chemical Technology of Ghent University.

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