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ZinInZin - The meaning of chemistry

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Popular science based presentation on the importance of chemistry in the past and the future. Presented at Chemistry in Focus conference at the University of Twente, 11 November 2011.

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ZinInZin - The meaning of chemistry

  1. 1. The meaning of chemistryChemistry in Focus / 11 – 11 – 11 | Stijn Cornelissen / s.cornelissen@zininzin.com / 06-45304174
  2. 2. Google Scholar hits JP Lange (125) DN Reinhoudt (1370) Me (2) EW Meijer (978) N Tirelli (143) I Manners (902) GJ Vancso (431)Source: Google Scholar
  3. 3. $
  4. 4. [Chemical [Sustainable [Meaningful andEngineering] energy] fun projects]2001 – 2008 2008 – 2010 2010 – now Bio-ethanol, Bringing people algae, together thermal conversion + Find the win-win game
  5. 5. [Supporting an annual think thank of 20 students in cracking societal challenges][www.nationale-denktank.nl] [Starting up a product label for mass products from waste materials] [www.verdraaidgoed.nl] [Training scientists to structure their science into a story] [Ask me for more info!]
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  7. 7. Net industry turnover in NL (2009, billions €) Chemical industry and refineries (79.4) Food industry (63.8) Electrotechnical and machine industry (36.9) Metal industry (24.7) The rest (51.2)Source: CBS
  8. 8. Number of current swimming world records by period in which they were set 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Before Feb 2008 Feb 2008 - Dec 2009 Jan 2010 - Oct 2011 [Launch] [Ban] [Presence of elastane-nylon/polyurethane swimsuits]Source: Wikipedia
  9. 9. Tiger shark in: nature (left); artwork by Damien Hirst (right) ~ £ 6,000 ~ £ 6,250,000 [1000-fold price increase by ~23,500 liters of formaldehyde solution]Source: Wikipedia
  10. 10. Trust me, you are in there!Source: NREL / Wikimedia Commons
  11. 11. Refine the refinery!Source: ethanol.yolasite.com/

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