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The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park

By September 7, 2017January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, STEMM

Discover the building blocks for success with fortnightly presentations from leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics at our centre of excellence for science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

27th September: Solving the world energy crisis with quantum mechanics

Dr Steven Hepplestone is a lecturer in the theory of quantum mechanics at the University of Exeter, where he completed his degree and PhD in heat flow and thermoelectrics in nanotechnology.

He has dedicated his life to the study and application of quantum mechanics to real world problems.

Dr Hepplestone will be discussing how quantum mechanics can contribute to solving the world’s energy crisis, whereby humans are fast using up the world’s fossil fuels, in its application to energy storage and conversion solutions.

His fascination with quantum physics took hold when he was an inquisitive child who wanted to know how things (everything) worked and grew when he heard about the concept of wave-particle duality as a teenager.


  • 18th October: Josie Gough from Innovate UK and Andy Treen of Knowledge Transfer Network
  • 25th October: Daniel Honey – Director of HoneyBe Creative
  • 1st November: Imogen Napper – PhD Student in Marine Biology at Plymouth University
  • 8th November: Chris Jenner – Development manager at Transmission Investment
  • 15th November: Ken Woods – Principal Conductor of English Symphony Orchestra
  • 6th December: Timothy Nyahasha – Head of Administration for LIDL Exeter
  • 13th December: Christmas social event with donation to Devon Community Foundation.


Event timings:

17:30 – Networking (tea and coffee provided)

18:00 prompt – Speaker presentation followed by Q&A session


A sum from ticket sales will be donated to Devon Community Foundation at the end of the autumn/winter term.


Parking is available on-site.


A partnership of SETsquared and Exeter Science Park, facilitated by KOR Communications.