The ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture (DGL) and Symposium is our annual flagship event, and focusses on a specific contemporary environmental chemistry topic. Previous DGLs have included anti-microbial resistance, fuel emissions and nanomaterials. The Distinguished Guest Lecturer is a scientist who is recognised to have made a significant contribution to the field, and is awarded a medal. The 2022 Distinguished Guest Lecturer will be Mr Steve Cottle (Edwards EMS Ltd). Speakers at the event include:
Professor Ian Williams (University of Southampton) Prof. Williams is a Professor of Applied Environmental Science and Associate Dean within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. He has an established track record in the field of environmental pollution and waste management. Professor Williams will speak on the recovery and recycling of materials used in electronics.
Professor Tim Cooper (Nottingham Trent University) Professor Cooper is leading research in the fields of sustainable design and consumption as Head of the Sustainable Consumption and Clothing Sustainability research groups as well as a member of the Product Design academic team at Nottingham Trent University. Professor Cooper will speak on sustainable design and consumption and product lifespans.
TBC (Restart Project) Following unexpected circumstances, Ms Janet Gunther will no longer be able to speak as a representative of the Restart Project, a London-based charity established to combat the “throwaway consumerist model of electronics” that has established in the 21st century. A representative of the Restart Project will speak on the disposable attitude associated with modern electronics and alternatives to recycling.
2022 Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Mr Steve Cottle (Edwards EMS Ltd) Mr Cottle is a Senior Applications Manager at Edwards Vacuum. During his 25-year tenure at Edwards, he has worked in multiple technical roles leading advanced development of customer specific solutions for Exhaust Management. He is an industry recognised expert in exhaust management and knowledgeable in all technical aspects of exhaust management. He holds a BSc in Chemistry from Bristol University. Mr Cottle will speak on the management and pollution of exhaust gases associated with the manufacture of electronics.
Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group