School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

SBCS Thursday Seminar - Professor Thomas Curtis

14 November 2019

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Thomas Curtis, University of Newcastle
Venue: Fogg Lecture Theatre, G.E Fogg Building

In this SBCS Thursday seminar, Professor Thomas Curtis, University of Newcastle will deliver a talk on microbial ecology.

Professor Thomas Curtis joined Newcastle University in 1994 after a Masters and PhD in Public Health Engineering (with Duncan Mara) in Leeds and experience in construction in the Middle East and Public Health Policy in the UK's Department of Health and few months as a refuse collector. Prof Curtis has always been interested in the interaction between water, waste, the environment and health. However, he has gradually moved from a focus on developing countries to the need to harness the new generation of biology and microbial ecology to enable us to develop transformative engineered biological systems that he thinks will benefit all societies.

Prof Curtis works on the science and technologies required for the treatment of water and wastes. Such treatment systems are key nodes in the network of environmental services that civil engineers provide for cities. They are undoubtedly critical infrastructure and are central to a sustainable urban environment in all societies. The technology of these nodes dictates the architecture and thus much of the cost, reliability and sustainability of the services provided.

This seminar is open to all and free to attend, no registration required.