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Manchester Environmental Research Institute

Events

Attend our seminars to find out more about cross-department working and to hear about our latest research outputs.

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Sustainable Infrastructure

21:00 - 22:30 25 February 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar one: Sustainable Infrastructure The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, healt..

Diamonds illuminate the nature of Earth’s deep and dynamic carbon cycle

13:00 - 14:00 09 March 2021

Dr Sami Mikhail, Min Soc Distinguished Lecturer, University of St Andrews, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Carbon is omnipresent in the Earth system. The predominant mechanisms driving exchange between Earth’s layers are diffusion, volcanism, and chemomechanical mixing (i.e., plate tec..

One Reason Why Aerospace Needs Geologists: How Mineral Dust Damages Engines

13:00 - 14:00 23 March 2021

Dr Rory Clarkson, Rolls Royce, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Sand and mineral dust is increasingly becoming a problem for jet engine powered aviation, costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage, increased fuel burn and delayed or cancelled flights. These problems are being driven p..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Infrastructural Governance

21:00 - 22:30 25 March 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar two: Infrastructural Governance The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health..

An audit for action: BAME representation the geosciences

13:00 - 14:00 20 April 2021

Benjamin Fernando, Dept Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The representation of students and staff from ethnic minority backgrounds in the geosciences leaves much to be desired. However, it is immensely exciting to see a growing number of initiatives a..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Infrastructure and Economic Development

21:00 - 22:30 29 April 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar three: Infrastructure and Economic Development The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environ..

Hot rocks beneath our feet; 3D seismic reflection imaging of the processes and products of crustal magmatism

13:00 - 14:00 04 May 2021

Prof Christopher Jackson, University of Manchester, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Volcanoes are hot, loud and scary, thus we know little of their internal structure or underlying 'plumbing systems'. Magma intrusion in the Earth's crust, and the extrusion of this material on its surface..

The spread of livestock, dairy and millet into the eastern steppes: Biomolecular perspectives from the Altai mountains and the Mongolian steppe

13:00 - 11 May 2021

Prof Cheryl Makarewicz, University of Kiel, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The spread of domesticated plants and animals across the Eurasian steppe sparked the emergence of novel subsistence strategies that converted expanses of plant biomass unavailable for human consumption into a rel..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Green Infrastructure

21:00 - 22:30 27 May 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar four: Green Infrastructure The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health and..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Digital Infrastructure

21:00 - 22:30 24 June 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar five: Digital Infrastructure The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health a..

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