01 January 2018

The Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series is a forum for senior academics and industry figures visiting QUT to share their perspective on the main trends and challenges in their specific field, hosted by the Institute for Future Environments. Selected lectures are published as audio podcasts.


Plans for an exciting 2018 lecture series are underway and more details will be released as they become available. 


Thursday 21 June
QUT Transforming Innovation Systems Lecture: ‘Engagement’ in higher education: How does it affect the missions of education and research?
Professor Mats Benner (Lund University, Sweden)



Thursday 24 May
Large Area Flexible Electronic Skin
Professor Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow)

Wednesday 23 May
Regulating Work and Labour Hire in the Gig Economy
Professor Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide

Wednesday 9 May
The Emerging Nexus Between Special Operations and Autonomous Systems - Insights and Reflections
Major General Jeff Sengelman (retired) (Former Special Operations Commander Australia), and Professor Ronald Arkin (Georgia Tech)

Wednesday 14 March
Transparency in the Agri-Food Value Chain - listen to podcast
Cameron Scadding, Source Certain International

Tuesday 20 March
Molecular design and synthesis
Professor David Black, University of NSW

Monday 19 February
Using novel crystal structures, magnetism and nanotechnology for thermoelectrics and thermal management
Professor Takao Mori, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Monday 15 February
Urban Energy-Hub: An approach for higher integration of renewable generation in urban energy systems
Associate Professor Vahid Nik, Lund University, Sweden

Friday 9 February
Behavioural science meets data science
Joint lecture with QUT Business School featuring Professor Samuel Gosling, University of Texas and Assistant Professor Michal Kosinski, Stanford Graduate School of Business)


01 January 2018 - 01 January 2019
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