Wednesday, 26th of July 2017, 9am

 “Carbon: Past, Present and Future Perspectives”


Professor Gareth Neighbour

Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Birmingham City University, BSc PhD MInstP MIMMM CPhys CEng FHEA PGCH

England, U.K.

“The presentation covers a short history of carbon from a personal perspective from the discovery of ‘graphite’ in 1564 through to the present day noting the key influences upon our industry and economy.  The role of carbon and carbon materials is more impactful than most would expect ranging from energy sector in terms of industrial nuclear power through to the automotive sectors.  It highlights the diverse range of carbon materials and suggests where there may be tensions in terms of global trade in the future bearing in mind sustainability concerns and environmental issues”


Thursday, 27th of July 2017, 9am

“The Path Forward with Building Physics”

Part one: Approaching the Present

Part Two: The Path Forward



Dr. Mark Bomberg

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON, Canada



Dr. David W. Yarbrough

Professor, emeritus, Tennessee Technological University

V. President, R&D Services, Inc., Cookeville, TN, USA