About the Multidisciplinary Seminar Program
Created in 1995, the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Quimica (ETSEQ) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili aims at becoming an international reference in chemical engineering education and research. The ETSEQ is located in an area that is socially and economically very dynamic, and that is home to one of the most important centers of chemical industry in southern Europe.
The Multidisciplinary Seminar Program is both the seminar series for faculty and researchers in the ETSEQ, and a mandatory class for its graduate students. The Program aims at inviting leading international researchers working on areas that are of interest to faculty and researchers in the School.Learn more
Next seminar (Nov. 23, 2018)
Distributed Analytical Platforms: A glimpse into the future of healthcare, food production, and beyond… (Francisco Javier Andrade)
Location: Aula 107, ETSEQ
Start time: 12 p.m.
We live in an era of deep transformations, in which new social demands are intertwined with an exponentially expanding technological offer, creating a climate of opportunities and unprecedented challenges. Social problems, such as affordable healthcare, food production and environmental monitoring are reaching a level of complexity and scale never seen before. In parallel, the convergence of mobile connectivity, cloud computing, sensors and artificial intelligence is giving rise to new products and services that until recently were only part of the science fiction. The current scientific challenge is to take advantage of the transformative power of these new technologies to respond to social needs that, due to their scale, complexity and urgency, require highly innovative solutions.
In this talk, we will show how chemical analysis is evolving to contribute with solutions to these new challenges. Miniaturized analytical instruments that fit in the palm of the hand, wearable chemical sensors that provide physiological information and embedded devices to make chemically smart objects…a plethora of new platforms to generate chemical information outside the lab are quickly emerging and finding applications in the farms, factories and even at home. We will be sharing examples of existing devices, and the exciting directions of the future developments.
- Nov. 30, 2018 - Optimizing Battery Electric Transportation: Energy and Infrastructural Considerations (Peter Bauer)
- Dec. 14, 2018 - Biodegradable Food Packaging Nanocomposites based on ZnO-reinforced Polyhydroxyalkanoates (Ana Mª Diez Pascual)
- Jan. 11, 2019 - TBA (Javier Pérez-Ramírez)
- Jan. 18, 2019 - TBA (Wojciech Kujawski )
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