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Café Scientifique

Thursday 27th April, 7:30pm

Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology; a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable. Want to join the discussion? We have a mailing list! Café Scientifique Manchester is organised by Deborah Talmi and Bo Yao. The group is part of a global network which you can find out more about here.

This Month: Dr Stuart Holmes on why very few people own a fuel cell!

Despite being “5 years away from market” for approximately 15 years, the problems around hydrogen generation and storage, the costs of the materials and the dominance of batteries and Internal Combustion Engines, means that fuel cells have not yet made an impact.

Stuart Holmes is a Reader in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester. He is a Chemist by first degree and did his PhD with Prof. John Dwyer, one of the founding fathers of zeolite chemistry. He was manager of the UMIST Centre for Microporous Materials prior to joining the department in 2000. Stuart is a member of the Environmental Technology Centre and teaches on the undergraduate Environmental Technology courses along with MSc Environmental Technology and the part-time MSc Environmental Management and Technology courses.


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