About me


I am a seasoned researcher with a PhD in chemical engineering, currently managing the Supergen Energy Storage Network+ for the University of Birmingham. I have worked on projects in both Europe and China, as well as in collaboration with a number of UK Universities, managing several research projects and students.

My current interests include energy storage, second generation biofuels, waste-to-energy and techno economic modelling of energy systems, which I have explored during two of my most recent projects for:

Work with Industry

In addition to my research interests I am an experienced bioenergy consultant specializing in thermochemical conversion technologies, with a strong background in biomass and biofuels. I have previously worked with C.A.R.E. Ltd. and Lee Enterprises Consulting Ltd. as part of their Emerging Technologies and Renewable Chemicals groups.

In addition to consultancy I have previously worked for:

  • Recycling Technologies – Developing fluidised bed pyrolysis technology for converting plastic waste into a heavy fuel substitute, and establishing both design and operating parameters, for a commercial scale system (2013-2015).
  • Future Blends – Working on a novel and cost-effective pyrolysis-based process, for production of transport fuels, from waste biomass (2012-2013).

My areas of expertise include the design and operation of fluidised bed pyrolysis reactors, process design and modelling, techno economic modelling, project management, PFD, P&ID, HAZOP and analytical chemistry. I am experienced with Aspen HYSYS/Plus, AUTOCAD and; analytical equipment and software such as TGA, GC/MS, Varian and Perkin Elmer Software.

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