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In September 2017 I joined CEAC as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Previously I worked for two years as a Research Fellow at the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). I worked on a joint project with Nova Pangea Technologies looking at bio-oil upgrading using acid hydrolysis. As a research fellow, I also collaborated in an EPSRC funded SUPERGEN Bioenergy Challenge Project: Real-time control of gasifiers to increase tolerance to biomass variety and reduce emissions.
I completed my PhD in Process and Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds in December 2014. My research was focused on hydrogen production from pyrolysis and gasification of refuse-derived fuels (RDF). This involved the synthesis and characterisation of diverse metal-based catalysts and further testing in a bench scale reaction system. During my PhD, I carried out a research stay at the University of Sydney in Australia, and some work at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) as part of the Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge (BRISK). In recognition of my PhD results, I was awarded the Foxwell Memorial Prize for best student of the year 2014 from the Energy Institute, and a research excellence from the Acting Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies at the University of Leeds.
I am also interested in exploring research areas for the potential production of high-value fuels and chemicals.
I have worked in the acid hydrolysis of bio-oil fractions, so this is also a potential research area to explore the production of high-value products.
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