North Lancashire (UK)

Astrochemical Engineering - A Giant Leap for Mankind?

Astrochemical Engineering - A Giant Leap for Mankind?
  • Date From 10th April 2024
  • Date To 10th April 2024
  • Price Free of charge.
  • Location Barton Manor Hotel & Spa, 746-768 Garstang Rd, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, and online.


In this talk our speakers spoke about how the chemical engineering curriculum could be adapted to prepare the next generation of engineers for the challenges of space exploration. In addition, we heard about in situ resource utilisation, how the principles of earth bound processes could be applied to create new materials and the challenges associated with carrying out these operations on other planets.

This recording will be relevant to anyone with an interest in chemical engineering education, space exploration or natural resources.


Vasileios Inglezakis, Reader in Chemical Engineering, Strathclyde University

Vasileios has a diploma and PhD in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He joined Strathclyde University 2020 and acted as Director of Research from 2021 to 2023.

He has carried out extensive research in the broader area of environmental chemical engineering, including publishing two books and more than 135 Journal papers. He also extensive experience as a consultant engineer including two appointments as pre-accession advisor, coordinating the candidate countries' alignment with the EU environmental legislation (2004-2007). In addition, he received an award from the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan in 2016 for distinguished contribution to the country’s education system.

Donald Rapp

Donald describes himself as 50% scientist and 50% engineer. In recent years he has dedicated himself to applied problems, particularly in space technology and space mission design, including publishing books on human missions to Mars and use of extraterrestrial materials. From 2015 to 2023, he was a co-investigator on the Mars MOXIE Project that demonstrated conversion of CO2 to O2 on Mars.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the North Lancashire Member Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

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