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The Road to Environmental Sustainability

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Gang Pan

Public lectures

In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Gang Pan will discuss the challenges posed by water, energy and food sustainability and their solutions.

  • From: Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 27 September 2017, 9 pm
  • Location: TG9, Bramley building, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 24 September 2017, 11.59 pm
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Event details

Water, energy, and food sustainability are of strategic importance to human beings. Solutions to these problems are often challenging, complex and diverse.  It is not impossible that a breakthrough in scientific principles may lead to innovative solutions for multiple sustainability problems.

This lecture will illustrate a personal development pathway of how a scientist tackles water pollution problems such as: harmful algal bloom; eutrophication; heavy metal pollution; perfluorinated chemicals; sediment remediation; from fundamental science (surface chemistry, nano materials, synchrotron technique) to engineering levels and how it will be developed into integrated water, energy, and food (WEF) security studies where waste water can be purified by turning pollutants into biofuel, electricity, anti-toxin biochar (for food safety), and other products, through innovative microalgae bio-refinery management.



  • 6.00 pm – Drinks and canapés
  • 6.30 pm – Lecture
  • 7.30 pm – Buffet
  • 9.00 pm – Close

Booking information

If you would like to attend this lecture, click on 'reserve your place' at the top of this page to book for free.


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 5391

Location details


TG9, Bramley building


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Brackenhurst Lane
Southwell, NG25 0QF


If you are planning to drive to Brackenhurst Campus and are using SATNAV, please type in the postcode NG25 0QF. There is ample free parking available on site.

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