Surprising Science: Adding to earth and energy

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Join us at the next Surprising Science event on Tuesday 9 August, where we will delve into the future of our food and energy production – two areas of research that are key to the evolution of modern society. You’ll hear from soil chemist Dr Christopher Guppy from the University of New England and mechanical engineer Dr Mahdokht Shaibani from RMIT University.

Both Dr Guppy and Dr Shaibani come from different scientific disciplines but have borrowed ideas from other research fields to create novel breakthroughs. Find out how these two areas of research are coming together to power the future.

Speakers

Dr Christopher Guppy, University of New England, is a soil chemist whose work improves agricultural outputs. The fertilisers we currently use have a direct impact on the current and future quality of the soil and food production. His work looks at the interaction of soil nutrients and the way roots respond to soil inputs. 

Dr Mahdokht Shaibani, RMIT University, is a mechanical engineer whose research improves the performance of batteries. Indispensable devices we use in our daily lives, such as portable computers, smartwatches and mobile phones, are battery powered. The key to advancing battery technology is to find new materials or processing techniques that improve on the existing materials.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 9 August
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm AEST (online 6.00pm - 7.00pm AEST)
Cost: $15 in person, free online
Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT, and online


This event is part of the Australian Academy of Science's annual speaker series, live-streamed from the iconic Shine Dome. Audiences can join us in person in Canberra, or online from anywhere else in the world. In this series, we will discover how our everyday lives inspired scientific solutions in ways you could not imagine. From carnivorous plants to whale blowholes and even spider webs, the world around us has inspired solutions to problems of all kinds. Join researchers, innovators, industry experts, social scientists and more to be surprised by science in 2022! For more information, visit the series website.

 

Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM August 09 - 7:00 PM August 09, 2022
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Join us at the next Surprising Science event on Tuesday 9 August, where we will delve into the future of our food and energy production – two areas of research that are key to the evolution of modern society. You’ll hear from soil chemist Dr Christopher Guppy from the University of New England and mechanical engineer Dr Mahdokht Shaibani from RMIT University.

Both Dr Guppy and Dr Shaibani come from different scientific disciplines but have borrowed ideas from other research fields to create novel breakthroughs. Find out how these two areas of research are coming together to power the future.

Speakers

Dr Christopher Guppy, University of New England, is a soil chemist whose work improves agricultural outputs. The fertilisers we currently use have a direct impact on the current and future quality of the soil and food production. His work looks at the interaction of soil nutrients and the way roots respond to soil inputs. 

Dr Mahdokht Shaibani, RMIT University, is a mechanical engineer whose research improves the performance of batteries. Indispensable devices we use in our daily lives, such as portable computers, smartwatches and mobile phones, are battery powered. The key to advancing battery technology is to find new materials or processing techniques that improve on the existing materials.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 9 August
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm AEST (online 6.00pm - 7.00pm AEST)
Cost: $15 in person, free online
Venue: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon St, Acton ACT, and online


This event is part of the Australian Academy of Science's annual speaker series, live-streamed from the iconic Shine Dome. Audiences can join us in person in Canberra, or online from anywhere else in the world. In this series, we will discover how our everyday lives inspired scientific solutions in ways you could not imagine. From carnivorous plants to whale blowholes and even spider webs, the world around us has inspired solutions to problems of all kinds. Join researchers, innovators, industry experts, social scientists and more to be surprised by science in 2022! For more information, .

 

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM August 09 - 7:00 PM August 09, 2022

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