Sustainability Event August 2021

Nottingham born, 2019 Nobel Prize Winner Professor Stanley Whittingham to speak at Notts Roosevelt sustainability event

The Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship is excited to announce that that we will be holding the second of our sustainability group meetings on Tuesday 10th August at 7pm UK time. Professor Stanley Whittingham, a Nottingham born, American chemist who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in developing lithium-ion batteries will be a key speaker.

This is our second quarterly event. Each event will spotlight a specific sustainability topic related to the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, and will include both an American and a Nottingham/shire perspective on the topic. Our next event will explore UN Sustainability Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy.

Henry Franklin, Roosevelt Alumni and Research & Development Engineer at Cheesecake Energy, will be responsible for providing the Nottingham perspective. Cheesecake Energy is an exciting University of Nottingham spin out providing cutting edge battery technology.

Professor Stanley Whittingham will provide an overview of his work developing lithium-ion batteries and how they have gone on to revolutionise transportation, EVs, and increasingly power networks to harness renewable energy across the world.

We will wrap up the session with a look at opportunities to get involved in sustainability initiatives in Nottingham. As a Nottingham/shire thought leader for sustainability we want to create a place to share knowledge, ideas and best practice about sustainability.

Meetings will be 1.5hrs in duration, open to the public and hosted on Zoom, with registration via Eventbrite.

To join, simply click this Eventbrite link and follow the instructions.