16 April 2015

The Many Faces Of Carbon

Organised by:

SCI, RSC and IOP British Carbon Group

British American Tobacco Group Research & Development, Southampton

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


Carbon is a unique substance with many forms each one with the potential to enrich our lives. From its use in everyday objects such as tyres to the beauty of diamonds and the recently discovered graphene with its potential to revolutionize the electronics industry, carbon has a lot to offer. This one day meeting brings together an international group of scientists to talk about the various forms, their production and their application. 

This meeting provides an excellent opportunity for cross fertilization of ideas and knowledge from many fields with a strong interest in carbon science.

The Group's Annual General Meeting will also be held on the same day at 12.15 pm at the the British American Tobacco Group Research and Development centre.

Press registrants are welcome. 


Day 1

Arrival and Coffee
Welcome and Introductions
Industrial applications of diamond electrodes - Prof Julie McPherson, Warwick University
Perspectives on coking - Colin Atkinson, Materials Processing Institute, UK
Nuclear Graphite: The first 73 Years and the next 100,000 - Prof Tony Wickham, Manchester University
The properties of carbon black recovered from waste tyres - Dr Chris Norris, ARTIS
Lunch and networking
Nanostructured carbon adsorbents for medical protection against CBRN hazards - Prof Sergey Mikhalovsky, Brighton University
Graphene - why the excitement? - Dr Andy Goodwin, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd
Carbon past and future perspectives - Dr Gareth Neighbour, Oxford Brookes University
Tea and Coffee. Optional tour of BAT Research Facilities (GR&D)
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact

British American Tobacco

Regents Park Road, Millbrook
Southampton SO15 8TL


Peter Branton

Tel: +44 (0) 207 598 1584

Email: Peter_Branton@bat.com


There is no fee for the meeting but registration is required.

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Booking Process/Deadlines

Registration deadline: 27 March 2015

CPD Info

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.