Presenter: Prof. Sai Gu (Head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK)
Topic: Transformation for a century old chemical engineering
Time: 10:00 AM, April 11th
Prof. Sai Gu obtained his PhD degree in material modelling from the University of Nottingham and did his post-doc research at the University of Cambridge. He joined the University of Surrey as head of the department of chemical and process engineering in 2015 after holding various academic posts at Aston University, University of Southampton and Cranfield University. Prof Sai Gu has an international reputation for clean energy and material research, currently leading a number of EPSRC-funded projects worth around £2.5 million focused on the development of advanced bio-energy and carbon capture technologies. He has a long track-record of coordinating large collaborative projects with international partners and has successfully won over £10 million in grants from EPSRC, EU, Innovate UK and industry. Professor Gu leads a large research team with extensive activities in energy conversions, material synthesis, carbon capture and biorefinery. He has published more than 100 papers in the fields of energy conversion and material synthesis. This talk will take you through the journey of transformation for the department of chemical and process engineering at University of Surrey under the leadership of Prof Sai Gu to secure its place as a prime teaching and research department for another century.