UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Spring into STEM | Kickstart your journey as a Chemical Engineer at UCL | Virtual Lecture Series

02 June 2021, 10:00 am–11:00 am

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This event is free.

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Mark Bernardes – UCL Chemical Engineering


We all know that engineering projects require expert levels of engineering knowledge, but did you also know that all those engineering projects are accomplished in teams, and that some teams can have tens of engineers? In this lecture we summarise what we teach in our first year of Chemical Engineering at UCL. In Design and Professional Skills, we will teach you how to tackle engineering problems and how to effectively communicate and present information. We will teach how to better understand team dynamics and also further develop your thinking strategies. Alongside all of that, you will be working on a project which aims at solving a global issue while being constrained by limited resources. Did we mention that you will be working in your first inter-departmental team while on this project? When you acquire minimum levels of Chemical Engineering technical expertise, you will have your first Scenario. These technically challenging team-based Scenarios will further test and expand your knowledge in a time limited context - just the same way a real life engineer would work!

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Presenters: Elton Dias, Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL Chemical Engineering

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About the Speaker

Elton Dias

Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL Chemical Engineering

Elton Dias
After working as a technical consultant for almost 3 years, Dr Elton Dias went on to do a PhD in photocatalysis for hydrogen production. During his doctoral studies, he discovered his passion for teaching which lead him to his current appointment as Lecturer (Teaching) in the Chemical Engineering department at UCL. His teaches mainly first and second year students and his latest interests are on the gamification of education.

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