UCL East – A Lecture on the Transformation of the Olympic Park

18:30, Thursday 24th June 2021.

University College London (UCL) has been a key player in this transformational project to create a world-class hub for education and art in this exciting and revived part of London. Paola Lettieri, Professor of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) and Director of UCL East, the new UCL’s campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will describe this inspiring project via Zoom at 6:30pm on Thursday 24 June 2021.

 

Since the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games and its impact on the regeneration of East London, particularly Stratford, UCL has been a key player in a transformational project to create a world-class hub for education and art in this exciting and revived part of London. In this talk, Prof. Paola Lettieri will describe the vision and ambition for the new campus and explain how with UCL East, UCL is building on its progressive history, positive impact and disruptive spirit to create the university campus of the future.

Through connecting Experiments, Arts, Society and Technology (EAST), the vision for UCL East is to bring together UCL academics, students, local communities and industry to solve the biggest challenges affecting people’s lives and the planet – today and into the future, and to create a new model of a campus firmly located and embedded within the local community, for mutual benefit and for the long term.

Biography

Paola Lettieri is Professor of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) and Director of UCL East, the new UCL’s campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She has been leading the development of the £528.9M UCL East campus since 1 August 2016. Her role includes responsibility for the academic vision for UCL East and the achievement of UCL’s ambition to benefit the local communities of East London.

She is a research active academic at UCL and has 25 years’ experience in Fluidization and over 10 years’ experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with applications to the chemical, petrochemical, nuclear and energy sector. She has led and contributed to several major research projects with total funding exceeding £40m. She was the first female engineer to receive a prestigious Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2001. She was the recipient of a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and The Leverhulme Trust for her work on nuclear waste management. She is the author of a book published by Springer on “Fluidized Bed Reactors: processes and operating conditions”. She has published more than 250 papers. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

The lecture will be introduced by the Master and last around 45 minutes after which there will be a short opportunity for questions.

To attend this free event, simply email the Clerk who will send a Zoom link nearer the date;   clerk@plumberscompany.org.uk

I hope to see you for what promises to be a fascinating Zoom event.

Adrian Mumford

Clerk