Johan Padding’s inaugural lecture: From chaos to order

News - 26 September 2019 - Webredactie 3ME

On Wednesday 9 October, professor Johan Padding from the Complex Fluid Processing chair at the Department of Process & Energy will hold his inaugural lecture entitled ‘From chaos to order’.

The climate targets for 2030 not only require us to be more efficient with energy and materials. Energy generation is also becoming increasingly dependent on sustainable sources such as solar and wind. This energy is usually generated and transported as electricity. As a result of the considerable variation in supply, we are searching for efficient ways of storing sustainably generated electricity in the form of chemical bonds, i.e. using electricity to make fuels. The machines that we need for the large-scale conversion of electricity into chemical bonds require us to work on the edge of chaos and order.

Johan Padding will take you on a journey from the small to the large. Padding will start with molecules and end his lecture with the machines needed for the large-scale conversion of energy. On the way, he will show you that chaos and order are never far removed from each other.

You are welcome to join us in the Aula at 3 PM.