The Rideal lecture is an annual award given by SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group and the RSC’s Colloid and Interface Science Group.
The recipient of this years Rideal lecture is Geoff Maitland. He studied Chemistry at Oxford University where he also obtained his doctorate in Physical Chemistry. After a period as an ICI Research Fellow at Bristol University, he was appointed to a lectureship in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in 1974. In 1986 he moved to the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger. He rejoined Imperial College in September 2005 as Professor of Energy Engineering and his current research covers clean and efficient fossil fuel production. Geoff was awarded the Hutchison Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 1998 and served as President of the British Society of Rheology from 2002-2005. He was recently awarded the IChemE Chemical Engineering Envoy Award for 2010 for his media work explaining the engineering issues involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill.
A flyer for the conference can be downloaded from this link.