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On-demand webinar: Industry and manufacturing’s journey to net zero


On Tuesday 30 January 2024, Cranfield University hosted a webinar on the theme of net zero. Globally, countries, governments, and industries are focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to as close as zero as possible, to avoid cataclysmic climate change and safeguard our planet for future generations. Achieving this requires tangible actions, including replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, utilising new materials and implementing innovative technologies, and reducing deforestation.
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During this expert-led webinar, we discussed the latest thinking and research being carried out to achieve net zero and create a sustainable future. Our panel of experts covered a range of topics, including:

  • Defining net zero and its importance.
  • Current strategies in materials engineering.
  • The role of hydrogen (in civil aviation and other industries).
  • Net zero practices in asset management.
  • The wider macroeconomic and geopolitical context.

The panel

Professor Pericles Pilidis

Professor Pericles Pilidis is a professor in gas turbine performance in the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering at Cranfield University. He has organised and contributed to many international teaching and applied research programmes in the power, gas, oil and aviation industries, and is currently addressing research interests in the field of hydrogen for air, land and sea applications.

Dr David Ayre

Dr David Ayre is a senior lecturer in composites and polymers in the Composites and Advanced Materials Centre at Cranfield University. He is the course director for the Advanced Materials MSc, and has 10 years’ experience working in industry as a chemist in the nuclear power generation industry.

Dr Muhammad Khan

Dr Muhammad Khan is the acting head of centre for the Centre for Life-cycle and Engineering Management in Cranfield University. He has been involved in industrial and academic research for the last 20 years, and is currently working with his research group in areas including structural health monitoring, environmentally assisted material degradation, and asset maintenance and health assessment.

Watch the webinar recording now.

Cranfield University

Written By: Antonia Molloy

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