On Friday the 11th of May, the Faculty of Engineering at the SDU has the honor of receiving Professor Thomas Graedel, Yale University, who will talk about future technology and critical resources. All are welcome.
Much of our modern life is tied to increasingly intricate technology, embodying ever lager numbers of materials to achieve greater and greater performance. Is this approach wise, and is it sustainable over the long term?
Towards these questions, Professor Thomas Graedel from Yale University will direct the spotlight, at the symposion 'Will Technology Enable or Constrain Sustainability?' on the 11th of May, where he will be talking about future technology and the possible shortages of resources which our industry may face in the future.
Expert in Industrial Ecology
Thomas Graedel has coined the term ’Industrial Ecology’ and is one of the worlds leading researchers within the development of the worlds' consumption of resources and the criticality of resources. Graedels focus is mainly on metals and rare soil types, and he is concerned with the interplay between the modern technological society and the environment.
During his presentation, Graedel will discuss common examples of modern technology and their material basis. The presentation will include studies conducted at Yale, the results of which demonstrate the challenges faced in the coming decades if we are to continue to provide the wide variety of materials now employed by product designers.
Please announce your participation to Ms Christina Buch Sahner at firstname.lastname@example.org before May the 9th at 12.00.
Symposium on future technology and critical resources on the 11th of May 2012 13.00 – 16:00
University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering, Niels Bohrs Alle 1, 5230 Odense M, Auditorium 2
The symposion is open to all, but announcement of participation is necessary, see above.
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