Low Carbon Aerospace: From Partnership to Take-off

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Presented by Science Capital, Low Carbon events focus on exploring major challenges facing our world including delivery of sustainable transport systems to billions of people living in diverse environments.

Our goal is to find useful solutions to complex issues, working together in new ways as a collaborative community.

Integration of insights from the computational, life and physical sciences and social and economic spheres is needed and starts with developing mutual understanding and trust.

Low Carbon welcome anyone interested in learning about and participating in our open forum for defining the nature of global problems and searching for innovative solutions.

To register for this event please visit Science Capital’s website.

Tickets for the wine & canape reception and dinner with the speakers and sponsors are £39, attending the talks and debate is free.


The main event starts at 5:30pm with a canape and drinks reception.

Talks begin at 6pm, and are followed by lively panel discussions.

Dinner and dessert will be served from 8-9:00pm.

Business plan and interview sessions are held in the afternoon.

Invited Speakers

Hamid Mughalhm joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 and as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering & Technology is responsible for the development of leading-edge manufacturing processes, technologies and systems. He is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing.



kevinKevin Kendall worked for 20 years in industrial research at ICI, and also 20 years in Universities at Monash, Akron, Keele and now Birmingham. His main interest now is energy, especially fuel cells, and he operates a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a filling station on campus. He was involved in a majorTSB-funded electric vehicle project, and is now focussing on fuel cells for ununmanned aerial vehicles. Prof Kendall was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993.




Dame Julia King is chairing, and is the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University. She was appointed by the Prime Minister in 2010 as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador, and was awarded the 2011Lunar Society Medal. Julia is a member of the Governing Board of theEuropean Institute of Innovation and Technology and of the World Economic Forum Automotive Agenda Council.



Bjorn-Birgisson88Bjorn Birgisson is co-chairing, and joined Aston Unviersity as Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2014. He was the Vice President for Research at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm – the top technical University in Sweden; while heading their Division of Highway and Railway Engineering he led the creation of the ‘Road2Science’ Research Centre for developing research into road and railway infrastructure.