Webinar: Chemical Engineering Outreach Activities for Years 11-13 Pupils

Webinar: Chemical Engineering Outreach Activities for Years 11-13 Pupils
  • Date From 9th June 2023
  • Date To 9th June 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online. 08:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


We probably do not know, but we should be thankful to chemical engineers for many daily things, from the waterproof/windproof Gore-tex membrane found in shoes, to cheap access to antibiotics. Unfortunately, there is a current misconception that chemical engineering is related to 'dirty industries' and environmental pollution. In this webinar, we will present some inexpensive outreach hands-on activities developed at Swansea University to explain what chemical engineering is: they can be delivered in standard classrooms/laboratories. The activities have been delivered to different pupils who developed a keen interest in the subject, with some of them deciding to pursue chemical engineering.


Francesco Del Giudice, Associate Professor, Swansea University

Francesco is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Swansea University. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a chartered scientist. Francesco is the head of the rheological microfluidic lab, where he combines microfluidics and complex liquids for the next generation of technologies for applications in healthcare, manufacturing and measuring systems. Francesco is also very passionate about outreach activities and has successfully delivered public engagement activities in Italy, Japan and the UK.

Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Education Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


08:00–09:00 BST.


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