Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Professor Sir David King

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 17:30 – 18:30 (followed by a drinks reception)
Main Lecture Theatre (C Block), Aston Webb Building 
University of Birmingham 

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The Birmingham Energy Institute is delighted to invite you to attend a lecture by Professor Sir David A. King, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change.

Delivering the latest event in our Energy Lecture Series, Sir David will discuss a new $30bn per annum public funding programme for R&D into clean energy technologies.  


Professor Sir David King was appointed as the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change in September 2013. Sir David was previously the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor from 2000 – 2007, during which time he raised awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the Energy Technologies Institute. He also served as the Founding Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford, 2008 – 2012. Some of his other appointments have included the Chair of Future Cities Catapult, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS, and Adviser to President Kagame of Rwanda.

His discipline is in physical chemistry working in surface science and catalysis.  He has published over 500 papers on surface science and heterogeneous catalysis, and on science and policy, for which he has received many awards and medals. He has received 23 Honorary Degrees from universities around the world.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991, Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002, knighted in 2003, and made “Officier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2009.

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