CSCT hosts Professor John Warner’s Global Chair 2020/2021
Professor Warner’s post, aimed at building high-profile research collaborations and enhance Bath’s networks with universities and research institutes overseas, will be hosted by Professor Matthew Davidson, CSCT Director.
The International Relations Office has recently announced the University’s new Global Chairs, who will be affiliated with Bath as distinguished international visiting professors for the academic year 2020-2021.
One of the four prominent scholars joining Bath is Professor John Warner, a pioneer of green chemistry and one of the world’s most prominent proponents of sustainable technologies, recognised for his leadership and expertise spanning across academia, industry and policy. He was appointed Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry at Monash University in 2019 and is President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, a research organization developing green chemistry technologies across all sectors of the chemical industry. He also co-founded Beyond Benign, a non‐profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education.
Professor Warner’s Global Chair will be hosted within the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) by its Director Professor Matthew Davidson.
Professor Davidson said:
“I am absolutely delighted that Professor Warner will be joining Bath as Global Chair. As one of the world’s leading technical practitioners and proponents of sustainable development and the circular economy, and as a distinguished academic, industrialist, and environmentalist, Professor Warner is an inspirational figure who will be a wonderful ambassador for the CSCT and our University.
“He will be working closely with the CSCT to promote industrial engagement, mentor PhD students and early career researchers on new research and career opportunities in sustainable and circular technologies, and lend further support to Bath’s strategic partnership with Monash University, including joint research with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
“We are excited about Professor Warner’s appointment and look forward to working together to develop creative and collaborative solutions to global sustainability problems.”