Education Task Force

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The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) Education Task Force is a group who recommend and advise on a programme of activities to support the education and training of Early Career Researchers (ECRs - post-graduate research students, post-doctoral staff and new lecturers eligible for first grants [i]) in the area of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), with a particular focus on ECRs who are not currently members of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) or similar activities.

Further ECRs’ understanding and capacity in the area of Carbon Capture and Storage through strategic development of future training programmes.


  • Develop attractive training opportunities for ECRs covering Research and Transferable skills
  • Ensure complementarity between UKCCSRC-led activities and relevant training opportunities provided by CDTs and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses
  • Facilitate networking opportunities and interaction with peers for ECRs during and beyond events
  • Identify and support the development of resources required by ECRs, if/as identified


Hannah Chalmers, UKCCSRC Network Director

Ciara O'Connor, UKCCSRC Network Manager

Mohamed Pourkashanian, UKCCSRC Coordination Group Member/Research Area Champion

Colin Snape, UKCCSRC Coordination Group Member/Research Area Champion

Juan Alcalde, UKCCSRC ECR Member and Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh

Monica Garcia, UKCCSRC ECR Member and PhD student, Cranfield University

[i]This definition of ECR is in line with EPSRC eligibility criteria.