Public Lecture

March 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
iThemba LABS, Cape Town

Speaker: Prof Suprakas Ray, CSIR
Venue: iThemba LABS Auditorium

Imagine a sticker, slapped onto a miner’s sleeve that could warn underground workers about the presence of toxic or flammable gases; or a material that could adsorb heavy metal pollutants from mine wastewater without the need for large, expensive and power-hungry purification equipment. Such elegant solutions in the context of local challenges like mine safety, pollution, electricity supply, and providing clean water to communities, would make a big difference and it requires big thinking