Cambridge Branch Lecture: How nanoscience research will change our daily lives

20 May 2017, 5.45 PM - 20 May 2017, 9.00 PM

Professor Sir Mark Welland FRS (MSc 1981, PhD 1984, Hon DSc 2014)

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College Cambridge

We are delighted to invite you to hear about the cutting edge of nanoscience research with fellow alumni from the University of Bristol.

Join us on 20 May to hear Professor Sir Mark Welland FRS (MSc 1981, PhD 1984, Hon DSc 2014), who is the Director of the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge, share his experiences as a world leader in nano-scale science and technology.

This special lecture begins at 6 pm and will be preceded by a short AGM at 5:45 pm. Afterwards, we are privileged to have drinks and snacks in the Senior Common Room, an opportunity to meet Bristol alumni and friends.

Professor Welland's career began in Bristol with an MSc and PhD in Physics. He moved to Cambridge in 1987. After a spell in IBM Research USA he moved to Cambridge and set up the Nanoscience Centre research facility in the University. His nomination for the Royal Society reads:

His achievements combine the development of new experimental tools for nanoscale characterization with the modelling of nano-scale properties, and an interdisciplinary approach to practical applications.

It is these practical results of his work that he will be talking to us about in St Catharine's College, where he has been Master since last year.

If you or your guests have any special access needs, please contact the organiser. The nearest car park is about a 10-minute walk away on Downing Street. There is also on-street parking in Sidgwick Avenue and Queen's Road, free after 5 pm.

Cost £18.50

Booking information To book, please visit Eventbrite. Alternatively, please download and complete a Cambridge Branch Annual Lecture Booking Form (Office document, 109kB). Please note that refunds will not be granted after Friday 12 May.

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