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Cost-Effective Low Carbon Transport – Can Technology Deliver? - The 39th Edwards Lecture, with the W

Professor Neville Jackson discusses examples of investigations and measurements that have been critical in developing new technologies within low-carbon transport

Transport of people and goods is a key enabler for economic activity in most societies. However, transport also creates an environmental cost. In the UK 23.5% of total CO2 is produced directly from road transport, of which a third is from commercial vehicles, and Heavy Goods Vehicle traffic is forecast to grow by 14% to 2025. While a number of potential technology solutions have emerged to address urban and city passenger car challenges, long distance passenger and goods transport will require more innovative solutions.

Research and development around low carbon technologies has grown substantially in recent years leading to a wide range of potential solutions. Much of this research has shown that innovation is built on a fundamental understanding of the challenges, environment and boundary conditions associated with each application.

This presentation provides some examples of fundamental investigations and measurements that have been critical in developing new technologies. It also provides a longer term roadmap illustrating how the CO2 challenge can be met.

Professor Neville Jackson - Chief Technology & Innovation Officer - Ricardo plc
Neville Jackson is responsible for developing the future global vision of automotive and energy technology at Ricardo and for the strategy, planning and execution of research and development. A graduate of Imperial College, London, his career has included 28 years at Ricardo focused on research and technology demonstration programmes covering advanced combustion engines, hybrid systems and energy recovery technologies.

He is Chairman of the UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a member of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group, a director of CENEX, the UK Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Vehicles and Fuel Cells, and a visiting Professor at the University of Brighton. He is also a member of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council Industry User Panel and the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council steering group.

The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers exists to promote the craft of scientific instrument making and the associated technology. The Company works to advance the craft through meetings and events that encourage the exchange of ideas and information between members and guests. Through its Charitable and Educational Trust, it assists with the purchase of technology for schools and provides scholarships, research fellowships and an annual award for innovative achievement in scientific instrument making.

Edwards Lecture Series
The lecture commemorates the work of F D Edwards, a member of staff at City University London’s predecessor institution, The Northampton Institute, and Past Master of the WCSIM.


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Date and Time:

9 February 2011 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



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