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Future of the chemical industry: An ED&I perspective

Future of the chemical industry: An ED&I perspective

Please join us for this exciting online roundtable discussion on EDI in circular economy and sustainable chemical industry.

We are pleased to invite you to an online roundtable discussion on 26th January 1-2pm. We will discuss the role of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the sustainable transition of the chemical industry.

The session will be chaired by Prof Raffaella Ocone OBE FREng from Heriot-Watt University.

Panel members:

Dr Sheena Hindocha KTN Knowledge Transfer Manager.

I graduated from Imperial College London with a PhD in radioactive medical imaging tracers. In 2019 I joined KTN as a Knowledge Transfer Manager in materials chemistry working in the chemistry and industrial biotechnology team. My current areas of interest include, catalysis, hydrogen, batteries, sustainable aviation fuel, alternative feedstocks. Working across government, industry and academia to identify strategically important areas for the UK and develop recommendations for intervention.

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu CEO of IntelliDigest.

I love nature and I am passionate about engineering solutions to address sustainability challenges with a focus on the food system.

Our nature inspired robot-iDigest is supporting food businesses to enhance their sustainability profile by ensuring that inedible food waste are conveniently, processed onsite to bio-nutrient to enhance local food production while helping farmers address the increasing cost of fertiliser and depletion in the nutritional quality of food produce. More details can be found here.

Paul Sheerin Chief Executive at Scottish Engineering.

I have been Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering since 2018 having previously been involved through member companies Polaroid and B&W Diamond Power Specialty Ltd. I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Glasgow and joined Nuclear Electric in 1990 as part of the Sizewell ‘B’ project team. After a period of working in the USA, I returned to Scotland and joined Polaroid at its Dumbarton base in 1996 and became Managing Director in 2005, then VP Global Operations of Polaroid’s sunglass business until 2017. I have been a volunteer and supporter of Young Enterprise Scotland, acting as Dunbartonshire Area Team Chair, and I enjoy opportunities to promote Enterprise, Engineering and Manufacturing opportunities for all.

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The event recording is now available on our YouTube channel.




26th January 2023


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