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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an international awareness campaign held annually on June 23 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). INWED showcases the outstanding achievements of women engineers around the world and focuses attention on exciting career opportunities available to females in the industry.

AS celebrations get underway for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), we caught up with the six chemical engineers who today were announced as winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering, for their work on sustainability.

Harina Amer Hamzah, Andres Rivero Bracho and Lui Terry from Bristol Composites Institute had been selected to present their work at the annual STEM for Britain exhibition and poster competition. The prestigious event took place at the Houses of Parliament on 9 March 2020, during the British Science Wee

Improving hydrogen storage in the quest to reach ‘net zero’

Award-winning UK scientist Dr. Lui Terry discusses how his pioneering work on nanoconfinement could help advance the global transition to cleaner energy

Probing interactions of nanomaterials containing different pore dimensions and geometries with gases using neutron scattering

Improvements in catalytic activity in both liquid phase and gas phase reactions have been attributed to the enhanced molecular diffusion in the larger pores of the MOFs. The on-going INS measurements complemented by other characterisation techniques such as XRD, SEM and gas sorption will produce a complete picture of the material, and will be used to evaluate the results from the catalytic tests. Huan Doan presented this work at the European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS2019) in St Petersburg thanks to a student travel grant from the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.

'Molecular sponge' advancement in storing hydrogen

The research marks a major development in our understanding of efficient hydrogen storage. It was led by Dr Valeska Ting from our Department of Chemical Engineering in conjunction with researchers from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and collaborators in the USA and Germany.

What is the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics?

What is the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics?

Why is there a zeroth law of thermodynamics? What use is such a simple-sounding law? And how can it be used to smash glass? Chemical engineer Valeska Ting explains in the first film from our 2016 advent calendar, all about thermodynamics. Visit the online advent calendar: Subscribe for regular science videos: The first, second and third laws of thermodynamics get all the glory. They’re the most well known and frequently mentioned. But underpinning them all is a final law so fundamental that, although it was established last, had to be moved to the front of the list: the zeroth law. In the first film of our 2016 advent calendar, chemical engineer Valeska Ting explores the zeroth law of thermodynamics. The zeroth law is essentially an observation: if two systems are both in thermal equilibrium with a third, they are also in equilibrium with each other. This seemingly simple mantra is essential to our concept of temperature, as Valeska, armed with some very hot glasses, explains. Our 2016 advent calendar explores the four laws of thermodynamics through 24 short films, released daily in the run up to Christmas. We’ll have explosive demonstrations, unique animations and even a musical number. Sign up to receive each instalment by email from The Ri is on Twitter: and Facebook: and Tumblr: Our editorial policy: Subscribe for the latest science videos:
What is the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

What is the Second Law of Thermodynamics?

What is entropy? Why is it always increasing? And what does that even mean? Dr Valeska Ting explains the second law of thermodynamics. This is the day 12 of our 2016 advent calendar on thermodynamics. Watch all the films here: Valeska walks us from a simple mathematical demonstration, through coffee and refrigerators, and right up to the end of the Universe and everything in it. The second law of thermodynamics states that entropy, which is often thought of as simple ‘disorder’, will always increase within a closed system. Ultimately, this is one of the key elements dictating an arrow of time in the Universe. And how is it possible that complex ordered organisms and structures have developed, if everything should be becoming less ordered over time? Valeska explains. The 2016 advent calendar explores the four laws of thermodynamics with a new short film each day, with explosive demonstrations, unique animations, and even a musical number. Open the calendar at Subscribe for regular science videos: The Ri is on Twitter: and Facebook: and Tumblr: Our editorial policy: Subscribe for the latest science videos:

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