Henry Cavendish Lecture-June-21

Henry Cavendish Lecture: Nilay Shah

23/06/2021 19:00 - 20:00
Online lecture
Online lecture
This is a free of charge event. 

The Henry Cavendish Lectures will bring you key players from UK industry and academia who will be sharing their views on what needs to be done to develop a UK hydrogen economy as we strive towards achieving net zero by 2050.

Each lecture will feature a member of the government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council.

The second lecture will be given by Professor Nilay Shah FREng, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE), Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.

Nilay Shah is a world leader in the field of process systems engineering, in particular the development and application of mathematical models to analyse, design and optimise complex process and energy systems.  He used to lead the world’s largest academic research centre in the field and is now the head of the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial.


Nilay will be discussing the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses to develop a world class hydrogen economy and the engineering barriers we need to overcome. He will explain the policy and funding decisions that are needed and by when in order to make a hydrogen economy a reality, as well as looking at the key areas of discussion and debate at Hydrogen Advisory Council.


Nilay will also be presenting on the key areas of hydrogen research that Imperial College is working on, the role Academics and research play in supporting and delivering a hydrogen economy, and, whether the level of academic and business working together is sufficient to deliver the change.

About Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish was an English natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. He is noted for his discovery of hydrogen, which he termed "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper, On Factitious Airs. Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name.

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