Talk: Is this the powerhouse fuel of the future…?

06 July 2024 12:30 - 13:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

Hydrogen is set to revolutionise our energy future, with governments, researchers, and industries collaborating to make it happen.

Storing and transporting hydrogen as a liquid is crucial but challenging due to the need for extremely low temperatures and the risk of leaks and material brittleness. Exciting advancements in materials science are addressing these issues. Cutting-edge materials like carbon fiber, vitrimers, and graphene offer promising solutions.

Dr. Geoffrey Neale, a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Lecturer at Cranfield University, is at the forefront of this innovation. He will reveal how his work not only improves material performance but also focuses on sustainability, exploring eco-friendly materials and manufacturing methods. Geoffrey's groundbreaking research is paving the way for a sustainable, Net Zero emissions future.

Attending the event

This event will be held in the Kohn Centre on Saturday 6 July, 12.30pm - 1pm.

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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