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UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy Summer School 2023

UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy Summer School 2023

Join us for a pragmatic in-person Summer School event, hosted by the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Centre for the Circular Chemical Economy (CircularChem) and Newcastle University.

The Catalyst – an impressive, award-winning building in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne – will open its doors this September to everyone interested in the circular chemical economy.

The Summer School will be a great opportunity to:

  • Expand your knowledge of the circular chemical economy;
  • Hear a range of talks from leading researchers and industry experts;
  • Gain new skills and knowledge of software tools and assessment methodologies;
  • Network with other academic researchers, students and industry professionals.

CircularChem Summer School Final Schedule

Summer School Delegate Information Pack

Available speaker presentations can be found below:

  • Jeremy Shears, Chief Scientist at Shell
  • Stuart Hayward-Higham, Chief Technical Development & Innovation Officer, Suez
  • Lily Tozer, Head of Industrial Resource Efficiency and IETF Policy, UK Government – BEIS
  • Tom Bradley, Director, Decerna
  • Alan Whiteside, Director of Innovation, Stonnivation
  • Rajesh Kumar Plamthottathil, CEO & Blockchain Architect, TrackGenesis
  • Jonathan Moore, Sector Specialist Packaging, WRAP
  • Ryan Siddal, Head of Technical, NEPIC
  • Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, CEO, Enval
  • Tamsyn Kennedy, Circular Economy Lead, Scottish Water
  • Linsey Fuller, Group Scientist, P&G
  • Prof Elizabeth Gibson, Professor of Energy Materials, Newcastle University

At the end of the final day, there will be an additional workshop for Early Career Researchers to provide training and advice on grant proposal and CV writing, courtesy of Newcastle University.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, and there will be a poster competition (with prizes) for anyone who wishes to enter.

Attendees can also opt to join informal social activities (including pizza and crazy golf) and/or attend a formal dinner. Places for these activities are limited.


By rail: The main city railway station is Newcastle Central Station, which is on the East Coast mainline route from London (~3 hrs) to Edinburgh, as well as various cross country routes.

By air: Newcastle Airport is located about seven miles north west of Newcastle city centre. Official airport taxis pick up and drop off outside the terminal.
Airport Taxis / Five Star Taxis 0191 2220555 / Blueline Taxis 0191 2626666.

The local Metro takes about 25 minutes from the airport to the city centre.
Buses run to Newcastle city centre and the University from the airport entrance. To plan a bus journey from the airport see the Traveline website.


 Sandman Signature

• Motel One

For any enquiries, please contact Rose Bunker (


The Catalyst, 3 Science Square

Newcastle Helix

Newcastle upon Tyne



05th to 07th September 2023


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