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Shaping the evolution of chemical engineering - The Sargent Medal (Day 326)

Many people in the chemical engineering community have taken their inspiration from Professor Roger Sargent who served IChemE as its President in 1973. Roger is described by many as the “Father of process systems engineering”. 512 more words

Geoff Maitland

Crowdsourcing data analysis--and everything else

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a troubling finding questioning the objectivity of the traditional market research. A team of scientists from Imperial College London conducted a… 327 more words

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A chemical engineer sings about university life! (Day 306)

By now, regular readers of this blog will have realised that I’m pretty passionate about chemical engineering, its application and why it matters the world over. 697 more words

Geoff Maitland

Dr Christoph Lees on facing difficult decisions in medicine

During some pregnancies, abnormal blood flow from the placenta can deprive the foetus of sufficient oxygen and nutrients to grow to its full potential. This condition is known as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and affects up to 8% of all pregnancies, about 60,000 babies each year in Europe and the United States. 781 more words

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Nicklin Medal goes to ground-breaking young academic (Day 302)

When a young chemical engineer achieves worldwide acclaim for his work less than five years after gaining his PhD, it certainly brings about a sense of excitement. 581 more words

Geoff Maitland

Could burning fossil fuels become guilt-free?

If we are to avoid further aggravating climate change we need to find a way to store or transform the hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide produced by power stations worldwide into something useful. 452 more words

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Artificial Intelligence with a Consciousness

Science fiction film Ex-Machina has recently hit cinemas worldwide, a psychological thriller to tantalise our over-active imaginations of a future where artificial intelligence has a consciousness. 953 more words

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