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Climate Change Challenges and Renewable Energy Opportunities

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ASME UK Section Webinar: Climate Change Challenges and Renewable Energy Opportunities by Professor Adel O. Sharif

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The talk will briefly describe the causes of CC and global warming with a new theory based on human body analogy. The talk will also report on recent medical studies on the link between CC and COVID-19 among other dieseses. Additionally the talk will briefly describe the existing RE technologies Pros and Cons. Finally a new technology is proposed and concluding words.

Short bio: Professor Adel O. Sharif CEng., FIChemE

Adel Sharif is an (Emeritus) Professor of Water Engineering and Renewable Energy at the University of Surrey. Prof. Sharif founded the Centre for Osmosis Research and Application in 2003. The Centre’s inventions in the areas of Desalination and Renewable Energy are currently commercialised by Modern Water Plc. Prof. Sharif is the winner of the British Royal Society Brian Mercer Senior Award for Innovation in Science and Technology. The award led to a spin-out company by Surrey University and successful floating on the London AIM with a market value of $140 million. Prof. Sharif is the winner of the first Science Business’s European Academic Enterprise Award in the area of Energy & Environment. Prof. Sharif’s work received a Royal Recognition in 2011, when the University of Surrey was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Water Research during a reception at Buckingham Palace attended by The Queen and Prince Philip with HRH the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward. He was awarded the Institute of Chemical Engineers 2011 Innovation and Excellence award. His Water work was also showcased at the House of Commons as an exemplary of the Impacts of Chemical Engineering on the Society. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. He obtained his first degree from Baghdad University in 1986 followed by M.Sc and PhD from Swansea University in 1992. His research interests have been in Water and Renewable Energy (with a focus more recently on Gravity Energy). He has over 200 publications; is an inventor and co-inventor of more than 25 inventions and has successfully supervised over 20 PhD theses and more than 60 M.Sc dissertations.

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