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Harnessing Solar Energy To Power Our Planet

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Parliament of New South Wales

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2020 NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES

Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC presents:

HARNESSING SOLAR ENERGY TO POWER OUR PLANET

As an energy source, the sun's radiation is both powerful and abundant. Its delivery, however, is intermittent.

The answer is to harness solar energy and convert it into chemical energy, storing this power for use when the sun doesn’t shine. This conversion process offers other important possibilities, both for alternative fuel production and environmental preservation.

Scientia Professor Rose Amal’s research focuses on designing catalyst systems that can be activated by the sun’s energy and used to produce clean, renewable fuels, such as hydrogen.

Professor Amal’s team at UNSW Sydney is also investigating harnessing the sun’s energy for important environmental purposes, including the purification of water and closing the carbon loop by converting CO2 back to hydrocarbons.

Join the 2019 NSW Scientist of the Year Professor Rose Amal as she highlights her latest research, when she presents Harnessing Solar Energy To Power Our Planet.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2020 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

The seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6817.

PREVIOUS NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINARS MAY BE VIEWED HERE.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Rose Amal, UNSW Sydney

Professor Rose Amal is a chemical engineer and the leader of the Particles and Catalysis Research Group at UNSW Sydney.

She is recognised as a pioneer and leading authority in the fields of fine particle technology, photocatalysis and functional nanomaterials.

Rose’s current research focuses on designing nanomaterials for solar and chemical energy conversion applications, and engineering systems for solar-induced processes, using the sun’s energy to generate clean fuel.

Rose’s numerous awards include the Freehills Award (2008), the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Emerging Research (2011), the ExxonMobil Award (2012), the Judy Raper Women in Engineering Leadership Award (2012) and being listed in ‘Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers’ (2012-2015). In October 2019, Rose was named the 2019 NSW Scientist of the Year

Rose is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (FTSE), a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia (HonFIEAust), a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) and a Fellow of the Royal Society NSW (FRSN).

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