Manchester academics to take part in cleaning and decontamination workshop

Academics from The University of Manchester's Department of Mathematics are among those taking part in a 2021 workshop centring on a rational and mathematical understanding of the science behind cleaning and decontamination problems.

Registration for the EPSRC-funded workshop on The Roadmapping of Quantitative Understanding and Modelling of Cleaning and Decontamination, to take place at Jesus College Cambridge across 20-22 April next year, is now open - and Manchester academics Dr Julien Landel and Dr Ian Hall are helping to organise the event.

Cleaning and decontamination problems are ubiquitous in all human activities: from household cleaning to maintaining hygiene standards in the food and pharmaceutical industry, and safe removal of toxic materials. It is a universal topic of national and international importance, and there is also an increasing need to rationalise scientifically the underlying physical, chemical and biological processes involved in cleaning and decontamination.

The workshop will bring together a cross-disciplinary panel of experts and key stakeholders in related fields, with existing knowledge of quantitative methods and approaches to be reviewed. Future needs and opportunities will also be identified and discussed. 

Early Career Researchers - who may also apply for a limited number of bursaries - are particularly encouraged to register. Please note that physical space is limited, so people are reminded to submit an abstract if they wish to increase their chances of participating in person. Otherwise, participation online is unlimited.

Other organisers of the event include representatives of the University of Cambridge, the University of Birmingham, and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Register and find out more on the Modelling of Cleaning and Decontamination (ModCaD) website.


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