This seminar was co-hosted with the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, and we thank the UQ Global Change Institute for the use of their facilities

Mr Kirk Sorensen, President and Chief Technologist at Flibe Energy, previously an aerospace engineer at NASA and chief nuclear technologist a Teledyne Brown Engineering

"The promise of thorium in meeting future world energy demand"

About UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series

Welcome to the 2018 UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series! We again look forward to providing you with an opportunity to continue your participation at informative and topical seminars that will open and promote discussion amongst us all.

In offering the Energy Express Seminars, we aim to bring multidisciplinary research capability together on some of the significant energy challenges facing today’s world and connect that capability with industry and government partners. The series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. They are open events, and bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

Dates for most of our 2018 Seminars have been booked so be sure to reserve these in your calendars now! All seminars will start at 6.00pm, with light refreshments to follow.

Guest speakers will be announced in due course.

This year we especially welcome our Master of Sustainable Energy students - the timing of our seminars is scheduled to coincide, where possible, with the eight core teaching blocks that they will undertake throughout the year.

We encourage and welcome comments and feedback and look forward to engaging with you on global energy challenges.

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2018 Events Schedule
Month Date Guest Speaker Topic Venue
February Thursday 15th Dr Sun Yan (Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Professor Peta Ashworth (The University of Queensland) Comparing public attitudes to energy technologies in China and Australia: Evidence from large-scale surveys Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
March Wednesday 7th Emeritus Professor Will Steffen (Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, and Senior Fellow of the Stockholm Resilience Centre) The Anthropocene: Where on earth are we going? AEB Auditorium (49-200)
April Thursday 19th     AEB Auditorium (49-200)
May Thursday 17th     AEB Auditorium (49-200)
June Thursday 21st     Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
July Thursday 12th     Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
August Thursday 9th (tbc)     TBC
September Thursday 6th (tbc)     TBC
October Tuesday 30th (tbc) Tim Dixon (IEAGHG)   TBC
November Thursday 22nd     AEB Auditorium (49-200)


Other upcoming sessions