Experts in nuclear, chemical and structural engineering will discuss the truth and misconceptions behind the crisis at Fukushima in a free public lecture presented by the Melbourne School of Engineering in conjunction with the Sidney Myer Asia Centre.
The lecture will also explore the implications of the fallout for Japan, and place the pros and cons of nuclear power into scientific perspective.
Hosted by former Chief Scientist of Australia, Prof. Robin Batterham, the panel will feature:
– Prof. Iven Mareels – Nuclear Engineer and Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering
– Prof. Geoff Stevens – Chemical Engineer and Director of the Particulate Fluids Processing Special Research Centre
– Prof. Priyan Mendis – Structural Engineer specialising in disaster mitigation and management and seismic design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures
When: Thursday, March 31
Venue: Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Corner Swanston Street and Monash Road, University of Melbourne.
Time: 6.30pm for 6.35pm – 7.30pm
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