London and South East Coast (UK)

Webinar: Tackling the Challenges Presented by COVID-19

Webinar: Tackling the Challenges Presented by COVID-19
  • Date From 22nd July 2020
  • Date To 22nd July 2020
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 19:00 BST. Duration: 1.5 hours.

In the last few months, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has managed to spread to many countries and cause numerous deaths. This deadly virus has managed to infect a large majority of people in the World and has also impacted badly on the economy. We will review a few aspects concerning Chemical Engineering expertise that can help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (See pdf attached) This event has been supported by IChemE’s COVID-19 Response Team and the ISPE UK COVID-19 Response Project as well as the Pharma, Particle Technology, and Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Groups.

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  • Introduction of the topics and context of the webinar.
  • Introduction of the speakers
  • Moderator
  • IChemE response to COVID
  • Pathway from Lockdown
  • What various industries in general are doing?
  • Knowledge of good practice (e.g. PPE usage)?
  • Infection transmission vectors
  • Is the coronavirus airborne?
  • Challenges with vaccines


  • Dr Pablo Garcia Trinanes, Chemical Engineering, University of Greenwich
  • Prof Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey
  • Christopher Ross
  • Adam Hawthorne
  • Keith Plumb
  • Timothy Clayton

Intended audience

This webinar is aimed at delegates from the London and South East region and beyond.


19:00—20:30 BST.


A 1.5 hour online session: 60 minutes' presentation + 30 minutes' Q&A.


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
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You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.


This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, however you will need to be a member of the London and South East Members Group, Particle Technology, Pharma or Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group to view the webinar recording.

If you are interested in giving an online presentation to our international community of chemical engineers, we would like to hear from you. Please email the support team with information on yourself and your proposed talk.

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