I joined the University of Nottingham in 2013 as an independent research-led academic with a Dean's Fellowship, where I am involved in oxy-fuel combustion processes with a range of biomass fuels, associated deposition mechanisms on heat exchanger surfaces and developing alloys to combat fireside corrosion. Before joining the University of Nottingham, I worked for three years as a research fellow (academic) at the Cranfield University, where my research was focused on high temperature performance of advanced materials in low carbon power generation technologies (oxy-firing and co-firing). I was also involved in developing alloys and coatings for ultra supercritical power plants and biomass fired boilers. I designed a programme of research for two large TSB funded projects (ASPECT and ASPIRE) and implemented the research plan on a large EU FP7 funded project (NEXTGENPOWER). I was also the course director for MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology . I am currently supervising three PhD students on high temperature materials in low carbon power generation technologies and hold an industry funded research grant in this area.
I received a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Nottingham, which was followed by an MSc in Manufacturing Engineering. In my doctoral research, I investigated the manufacturing of titanium alloys using a novel cold gas dynamic spraying technique in collaboration with The Welding Institute (TWI).