UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Taster lecture: Powering the world with industrial chemistry

08 June 2020, 10:00 am–11:00 am

UCL Chemical Engineering Taster lecture: Powering the world with industrial chemistry

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Mark Bernardes – UCL Chemical Engineering


Do you know that 80% of N atoms in your body have been to industrial plants? Do you know that aluminium is a symbol of wealthy and noble 200 years ago? Have you watched “Breaking Bad” and wonder which liquid can melt the bathtub? You will find answers in this taster lecture, which goes through the exciting stories in the history, the decisive innovations that have changed the world and the cutting-edge research here at UCL Chemical Engineering.

Presented by:

Dr Ryan Wang, Lecturer in UCL Chemical Engineering

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About the Speaker

Dr Ryan Wang

Lecturer at UCL Chemical Engineering

Ryan Wang
Dr. Ryan Wang obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Peking University in 2012. He was an Alexander von Humboldt researcher in Max Planck Institute for coal research in Germany between 2012 and 2015. He joined the Chemical Engineering Department of UCL as a Lecturer in January 2016. He is the awardee of the Young Scientist Prize of the International Association of Catalysis Societies in 2016. He leads the Materials and Catalysis laboratory in UCL. The group is divided into two major research areas: solid-state battery technologies and heterogeneous catalysis (including electrocatalysis). The primary research target is the understanding of the structure-activity relationship of materials in catalysis and energy storage. This target is supported by three fundamental aspects: Materials discovery, reaction engineering and operando spectroscopy. More about Dr Ryan Wang