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Research interests

Research Interests include:

  • Life Cycle Assessment of novel sustainable processes and products
  • Systems and economic analysis of emerging sustainable technologies
  • Scale up and integration of novel sustainable technologies into industrial practice
  • Anaerobic digestion, biogas and biomethane production
  • Fermentation of carbon gases and hydrogen to products such as e-methane

Teaching interests

Lecturing experience at Degree and Master level in topics including:

  • Sustainability
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Biogas Upgrading
  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
  • Economics of sustainable technologies (e.g. hydrogen)
  • Contaminated Land Management
  • Disaster Management

Supervision

Regular supervision of MSc Dissertations, usually in the area of systems and economic analysis of sustainable technologies.

PhD supervision experience both as Director of Studies (1) and Supervisor (4).

Skills

Multi-disciplinary researcher with a grounding in Physical Geography. I enjoy the process of breaking down and understanding complex relationships within and between natural and industrial processes, and find this ability to break down complex problems applicable across the work environment. Skills include:

  • Mass and Energy Balance of Emerging processes
  • Life Cycle Assessment (SimaPro)
  • Project Management / Organisational Skills including budget management
  • Writing of Technical and Non Technical Reports
  • Bid / Proposal Writing
  • Presentation / Pubic Speaking
  • Entrepreneurship

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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