The University of Greenwich Engineering and Science Faculty presents...
GREat Talks Medway: From Power Supplies to New Drugs
Chemistry is everywhere, from new medicines treating cancer to new car materials. Behind the scene, Chemists are working hard to develop new methods to prepare these molecules essential in our life. To do so, they must move electrons from one molecule to another one. This can be achieved in many ways, but most of them remain dangerous, toxic and often very expensive.
Therefore, our laboratory has decided to investigate the use of the cheapest source of electrons in the world to perform such reactions: the electricity itself! Over the last decade not only we have developed new ecologically-friendly and economically relevant electrochemical transformations, but we have also developed new affordable and straightforward pieces of equipment to perform these new reactions in any synthetic laboratory in the world!
Dr Kevin Lam received his PhD in Medicinal and Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He is now a Reader/Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Greenwich. His research explores the use of electricity as a green and economically-relevant alternative to toxic chemicals.
The GREat Talks at Medway will be delivered online via Zoom. Details will be emailed to those registered to attend here: GREat Talks Medway: From Power Supplies to New Drugs Tickets, Wed 12 May 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite