The future of energy technologies – Robin Stokes Occasional Lecture

Published 06 December 2016

What the energy landscape will look like in 2040 will be the focus of this inaugural Robin Stokes Occasional Public Lecture presented by Professor David Sholl from the Georgia Institute of Technology, at UNE on Monday evening.

Professor Sholl’s lecture titled, “Implementing Large-scale Changes in Energy Technologies – A Long and Winding Road,” will look at the way energy is produced and the environmental and economic impacts.

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“Even when new technologies are available, it typically takes decades to make substantial changes in the way we get our energy.”

Professor Sholl, who grew up in Armidale, now leads the largest chemical engineering department in the USA.

The lecture will discuss why it takes so long to address these important challenges and what the energy landscape will look like in 2040.

Professor Sholl was awarded his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics from the Australian National University and a PhD in Applied Mathematics form the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he worked with Prof. Rex Skodje from the Department of Chemistry.

David’s research is in the areas of computational materials modelling, porous materials for carbon capture applications, membranes for gas separations, and heterogeneous catalysis.

He has published more than 280 papers with over 13,000 citations and has given more than 230 invited conference talks and seminars.

The lecture is in honour of Emeritus Professor Robin Stokes who was the foundation professor of Chemistry at the University of New England for almost twenty-five years. Emeritus Professor Stokes recently died aged 97 years.

Robin Stokes Occasional Lecture
When: Monday 12th December 2016, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Lewis Lecture Theatre, UNE, (C28-C1)