Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Coming full circle

event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 6.00pm - 6.50pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 6.00pm - 6.50pm BST
  • river cam
In-person and online | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Climate, sustainability and conservation
Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry | View details

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles while learning how our researchers are discovering creative solutions to the major issues of climate change, waste and pollution. You will leave convinced that the circular economy is not only possible but also better for the economy and our well-being. Learn more about how Professor Erwin Reisner and his team are transforming plastic and other waste products into sustainable fuels to power our transition to the Circular Economy model.


Professor Erwin Reisner (St John's)

erwin reisner

Professor Erwin Reisner has been Cambridge’s Professor of Energy and Sustainability since 2017. After completing his PhD at at the University of Vienna, he did postdoctoral research at MIT and the University of Oxford. Erwin has previously directed the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas and the UK Solar Fuels Network. He is the academic lead of the Cambridge Circular Plastics Centre, and co-director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Functional Nano. His laboratory explores the interface of chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, and materials science relevant to developing solar-driven processes for the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals.

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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Road
United Kingdom
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