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Professor Eric McFarland Seminar | Plan B: Decarbonizing Fossil Fuels for Power and Plastics

Date/Time: Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre

Cost: Free

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The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is proud to present Professor Eric McFarland, a prominent US energy expert.

A dynamic thought-provoking speaker, Professor McFarland combines senior energy industry experience with University research on the future of alternative, sustainable energy production.

Professor McFarland's advice on future energy solutions has been sought by global blue-chip companies and business leaders.

Eric McFarland is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He studied Nuclear Engineering and received his Ph.D. from MIT and an MD from Harvard. His present research focus is in catalysis and reaction engineering related to energy conversion. McFarland has always worked closely with industry on problems related to energy and chemical production and he has held senior management positions in several companies related to his University research and is an active advisor to industry. McFarland recently returned to UCSB from a two-year position as the founding Director of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation and Dow Chemical Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Contact: Mrs Kendall Marriott, Email:, Outreach and Events Officer, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Business: 8313 4375