2017 Workshops

In the Chemists’ Kitchen

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Thursday, 16 March 2017


18.30 - 20.00


Chemical Engineering, Atrium (Y11 on campus map)


Free, booking essential due to limited capacity.

To many people, ‘chemistry’ conjures stereotypes of a wild-haired, lab coat-wearing, mad scientist, or perhaps evokes memories of a stern teacher and baffling calculations. The truth is probably somewhere between the two, and we’re inviting you to find out what some of our researchers in the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research actually do.

In this hands-on workshop, keen cook and PhD student James Walker invites participants to explore the parallels between his mum’s hallowed soup recipe and his research developing nanoparticle catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells.

You are cordially invited to this three-course lab-based demonstration and workshop, which includes ‘molecular mixology’ and opportunity for informal discussion over digestifs.

Please note, participants will be working with chemicals to explore the parallels between cooking and chemistry. Please bear this in mind when planning for your appetite!

James is a doctoral researcher in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences