Prof. Leitner delivered the Thomas Andrew's Lecture

Director as guest at Queens University in Belfast

Prof. Walter Leitner and Dr. Patricia Marr with the desk chair of Thomas Andrews that she keeps in her office.

Prof. Walter Leitner and Prof. Panagiotis Manesiotis (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at QUB) with the compresssor used by Thomas Andrews in his studies on the phas diagram of CO2.

On November 1, Prof. Leitner delivered the Thomas Andrew’s Lecture at Queens University Belfast. Thomas Andrews was a 19th century a pioneer in the physico-chemistry of compressed gases and determined for the first time the critical point of carbon dioxide.

In his lecture, Prof. Leitner discussed the role of hydrogen and carbon dioxide as building blocks for a „de-carbonized“ energy system and a „de-fossilized“ chemical value chain. In his introduction, he highlighted the important role that research at Queens University continues to play for Green Chemistry commemorating also the pioneering work on ionic liquids by the late Prof. Ken Seddon.