Research teams

Here you’ll find more information on our core research team and our flexible funded researchers.

Core research team

Prof Ben Anthony

Prof Ben Anthony

Dr Solomon Brown

Dr Solomon Brown

Prof Phil Bowen

Prof Phil Bowen

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Dr Hannah Chalmers

Dr Hannah Chalmers

Prof Paul Dodds

Prof Paul Dodds

Prof Paul Fennell

Prof Paul Fennell

Dr Karen Finney

Dr Karen Finney

Prof Jon Gibbins

Prof Jon Gibbins

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Dr Clair Gough

Dr Clair Gough

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Dr Sam Krevor

Dr Sam Krevor

Prof Hao Liu

Prof Hao Liu

Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud

Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud

Prof Lin Ma

Prof Lin Ma

Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Dr Sarah Mander

Dr Sarah Mander

Dr Richard Marsh

Dr Richard Marsh

Dr Jerome Neufeld

Dr Jerome Neufeld

Dr Camille Petit

Dr Camille Petit

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Dr Julia Race

Dr Julia Race

Dr David Reiner

Dr David Reiner

Prof Nilay Shah

Prof Nilay Shah

Dr Stuart Scott

Dr Stuart Scott

Prof Goran Strbac

Prof Goran Strbac

Prof Meihong Wang

Prof Meihong Wang

Dr Gareth Williams

Dr Gareth Williams

Mr John Williams

Mr John Williams

Prof Ben Anthony

Dr Anthony was a Professor in Energy Process Systems at Cranfield University. His interests include thermal energy processes that can offer pure CO2 streams for sequestration, and gasification technology, both in its high-pressure and atmospheric forms, and coal and waste combustion in FBC. Dr Anthony is the author of 295+ journal papers on various aspects of combustion, gasification and CCS, along with a similar number of conference papers, 19 book chapters, and he is the co-editor of the first book on Pressurized Fluidized Beds and a book with Dr Paul Fennel on Ca and Chemical Looping. His current R&D pursuits are strongly focused on calcium looping cycles, oxy-fired CFBC technology and pressurized, entrained-flow gasification and lime-based chemistry. Dr Anthony is an adjunct Professor with the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Ottawa, and a guest Professor with Southeast University in Nanjing, China.  He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Energy and a Chartered Engineer.

Dr Solomon Brown

Solomon Brown, University of Sheffield, was awarded the Frank Lees Medal 2009 by the IChemE. Since 2011 he has authored over 31 peer reviewed publications.UKCCSRC Research Project

Prof Phil Bowen

Phil Bowen, Director of Cardiff University’s Research Institute in Energy Systems (ESURI), and Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC), specialises in combustion and thermofluid system simulation and measurement.UKCCSRC Research Project

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Kyra Sedransk Campbell, Imperial College London, is a Royal Society - EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow working on materials degradation and decomposition.See more on Kyra's research here: 

Dr Hannah Chalmers

Hannah Chalmers, Univeristy of Edinburgh, has unique expertise in CCS operational integration, network leadership and ECR mentoring.Communicating CCS to non-specialistsCarbon capture and storage is currently a "hot topic". I am one of a number of researchers at the University who devotes some of their time to helping non-specialists (policy-makers, journalists...) improve their understanding of this technology. I also participate as a 'technology expert' in research projects led by non-specialists (e.g. an ongoing UK Energy Research Centre project exploring potential development pathways for CCS).Power plant and CO2 capture engineeringWorking with colleagues in the Institute for Materials and Processes, I have been contributing to improved understanding of likely power plant performance with CO2 capture since I started work on CCS in 2004. In 2010, I was sole author for a review report commissioned by the IEA Clean Coal Centre on operating options available to power plants with CO2 capture. Much of my previous and ongoing work in this area focusses on flexible operation of power plants with CO2 capture.CO2 pipeline design and operationSuccessful CCS projects will need effective solutions for transporting captured carbon dioxide to safe geological storage. Some of my work is contributing to improved understanding of how CO2 transport infrastructure could be developed and operated successfully.Techno-economic analysis of CCS in electricity systemsDeveloping effective engineering solutions typically requires a good understanding of a range of non-technical issues. Much of my work is, therefore, interdisciplinary. In particular, I have developed methods for screening analysis of different operating options for power plants with CO2 capture taking into account economic, as well as technical, considerations. Ongoing work is extending these methods to include more detailed consideration of CO2 transport networks.Opportunities and challenges for CCS in developing countriesA number of researchers at the University of Edinburgh are contributing to efforts to determine if and how it could be appropriate to use CCS in developing countries. For example, in 2009 I co-authored a report that investigated the prospects for CCS technology in India with Rudra Kapila (see http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/sccs/india-ccs-prospects.html).UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

Univeristy of Edinburgh

Prof Paul Dodds

Paul Dodds is Professor of Energy Systems at University College London. He specialises in energy systems modelling and leads the development of the UK TIMES model, which is used by the UK Government to provide evidence for their long-term decarbonisation strategy. CCS is an important part of energy system models and Paul has recently focused on improving the representation of CCS for hydrogen production and industrial plants. He also leads UCL's contribution to a NERC-funded project examining negative emission technologies, in which CCS plays an important role for bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) and direct air capture (DAC).

Prof Paul Fennell

Paul Fennell (Deputy Director Capture) was joint director of ICL’s Centre for CCS. He has edited one book on high-temperature looping cycles, has 60 papers, 2 patents and is the 2015 winner of the IChemE’s Ambassador prize.

Dr Karen Finney

Karen is a senior research fellow at the University of Sheffield in the University Energy Institute, with expertise in the thermal treatments (combustion, gasification and pyrolysis) of fossil fuels, biomass and waste; carbon capture; pollutant monitoring; gas turbines; and combined heat and power. At the national ERDF-funded Translational Energy Research Centre, she is the theme manager for sustainable and low-carbon energy; here, she is the academic operator for the gas turbines, biomass gasifier, biodiesel engine and the metal emissions monitoring laboratory. She has been part of various consortia to be awarded research funding, totalling ~£20m. Karen is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Energy Institute, an invited committee member of the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group and a co-opted specialist on the IFRF Council.UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

University of Sheffield

Prof Jon Gibbins

Jon Gibbins is the Director of the UKCCSRC. He has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives. With over 80 papers and more than 100 articles and reports on CCS and related topics, he is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield.  Since 2005 Jon has played a leading role in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre as an inclusive and open virtual national hub and helping to start now-mainstream UK initiatives on industrial decarbonisation (2012) and CCS clusters (2016). His research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Stuart Gilfillan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Geochemistry in the School of GeoSciences, at University of Edinburgh. He was educated in Earth Science at the University of Glasgow (BSc) and Geology at the University of Manchester (PhD), and has 14 years’ of post-PhD experience of innovative geochemical research in CO2 storage for CCS. This research has developed a means of fingerprinting carbon dioxide in order to track its movement and means of storage in subsurface reservoirs, as part of efforts to develop carbon capture and storage technologies. More recently, he has applied his expertise to the emerging GeoEnergy sector through novel monitoring of unconventional gas extraction, geothermal energy, CO2 contamination in, and connectivity of, hydrocarbon fields. He has a keen interest in all areas of utilising the subsurface for energy production or storage, and he is currently Deputy Programme Director for the GeoEnergy MSc course at Edinburgh, which he co-developed.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2018 Project

Location

Univeristy of Edinburgh

Dr Clair Gough

Clair Gough is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. With a focus on CCS and biomass energy with CCS (BECCS). Clair has extensive experience in energy-related social scientific research, including expert elicitation processes, public attitudes and responses, and ethical assessment, as well as integrated socio-technical assessments. Clair’s research aims to better understand social, technical and climate implications of CCS and its role in achieving net zero. Her current research includes analysis of the conditions for establishing a social license to operate decarbonisation and carbon removal technologies, including CCS and BECCS.

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Stuart Haszeldine is from the University of Edinburgh. Stuart has 25 years’ experience working with subsurface information from basin-scale to field-scale in hydrocarbon extraction and in waste disposal.  He was awarded the Scottish Science Prize in 1999, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003.  Since 2005 he has created the UK's largest University group examining CO2 storage geology, with a particular focus on natural analogues and seepage processes through overburden. He is currently co-leader of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage, lead scientist on COstorage for the UK Energy Research Centre, and co-leader of the academic network UKCCSC.  He served as advisor to the 2005-6 UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on CO2 capture and storage.  Several pieces of evidence have been submitted to UK government consultations on CCS.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Dr Sam Krevor

Sam Krevor, Imperial College London,  is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering. He is the Principal Investigator for the subsurfaceCO2 Group at Imperial College London. Their work is focused on the migration and trapping of CO2 in the subsurface, and limitations from plume migration and pressurisation to the CO2 storage capacity.

Location

Imperial College London

Prof Hao Liu

Hao Liu, University of Nottingham, has 25 years’ research experience in CCS, combustion, power plant engineering and fluidised beds.UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

Univeristy of Nottingham

Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud

Mathieu Lucquiaud, University of Edinburgh, is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow working on power generation systems with CO2 capture, operational flexibility and solvent post-combustion capture.UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

Univeristy of Edinburgh

Prof Lin Ma

Lin Ma is Professor of Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Sheffield. His active areas of research include gas/coal/biomass combustion, fuel related ash deposition, slagging and fouling in power plant furnaces, oxyfuel and solvent based carbon capture processes, rotating packed bed capture technologies, wind turbine aerodynamics and fuel cell technologies. He has worked for many years on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of various energy processes and a wide range of industrial fluid flow, heat and mass transfer problems. He has co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Niall Mac Dowell is a Professor in Energy Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of both the IChemE and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research is focused on understanding the transition to a low carbon economy. Since 2010, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers at the molecular, unit operation, integrated process, and system scales in this context. His work has been presented more than 100 times at conferences in the UK, EU, North America, Middle and Far East. A full list of publications can be found here and he currently serves on the Advisory Board of Joule.Niall has more than a decade’s experience as a consultant to the public and private sectors. He has worked with a range of private sector energy companies, and has provided evidence to members of the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change and has given advice to DECC/BEIS, the IEA, the IEAGHG the ETI and the JRC. Niall is a member of Total’s Scientific Advisory Board, was also a member of the US National Petroleum Council (NPC) CCUS Roadmap Team. Niall has been a member of the technical working group of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and from 2015 – 2019 served as the Secretary of the IChemE's Energy Centre. He was awarded the Qatar Petroleum Prize for his work on Clean Fossil Fuels in 2010 and the IChemE’s Nicklin medal for his work on low carbon energy in 2015.

Location

Imperial College London

Dr Sarah Mander

Sarah Mander, University of Manchester, focuses on climate change mitigation and researches renewable energy, long term energy scenarios, sustainable energy in the urban environment, recycling and climate change governance.

Dr Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh, Cardiff University, expertise includes methane oxycombustion for capture ready power plants, power plant flexibility and use of alternative fuels and swirl combustion processes.UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

Cardiff University

Dr Jerome Neufeld

Jerome Neufeld is a Reader in Earth and Planetary Fluid Dynamics at the University of Cambridge appointed at the BP Institute, the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.  The work of his group combines models of the fluid dynamics of geological CO2 storage with geophysical data sets to understand the migration and trapping of CO2 in the subsurface, with a particular and current focus on the role of mesoscale geological heterogeneities on the distribution and stabilisation of sequestered CO2.

Dr Camille Petit

Dr Camille Petit is a Reader in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, which she joined in September 2013. She currently leads the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory.Her research focuses on elucidating the fundamentals of porous materials formation, structure, and chemistry to exploit them in interfacial applications, i.e. separation of molecules (incl. CO2 capture) and solar fuel production. Her work also investigates the implications of using these materials at the large-scale. Materials of interest include metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)- and nitride-based materials. Dr Petit has published > 70 peer-reviewed articles. She has one granted patent and has filed two others, all related to the development of sorbent materials.Dr Petit is the recipient of the 2020 RSC Barrer Award,  2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Engineering, 2019 ERC Starting Grant, the 2017 AIChE’s 35 under 35 award, the 2017 IOM3 Silver Medal and the 2015 IChemE Sir Frederick Warner medal.UKCCSRC Research Project

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian is the Head of Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield, the Managing Director of the Translational Energy Research Centre and the General Secretary of International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF).As a Professor of Energy Engineering he has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology and has received substantial grants from partners such as the EU, NATO, industrial partners and RCUK-EPSRC. He is a member of several international and national scientific bodies e.g., All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group, member of ISCF-Industrial Decarbonisation Advisory Group, and is Chair of the International Test Centre Network (ITCN). Professor Pourkashanian led the establishment of the Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) national facilities in 2012 and has been the Executive Director of PACT for the past 6 years. He has published more than 474 refereed research papers and co-authored four books. At the Translational Energy Research Centre, Professor Pourkashanian provides expert academic, strategic and operational leadership to the project and its team members, directly contributing to all ongoing activity.UKCCSRC Research Projects

Dr Julia Race

Julia Race is a member of the Centre's Coordination Group and is the Research Area Champion for Transport.Julia has recently moved to the University of Strathclyde from Newcastle University to take up a role a Senior Lecturer in Pipeline and Subsea Engineering. She previously worked for over 20 years in the power generation, chemical, refinery and pipeline industries. She has spent 7 years managing recent academic research in CCS as principal investigator on the MATTRAN research project and the National Grid sponsored COOLTRANS project and as a co-investigator on the EPSRC UK CCS Consortium project. She is a member of the co-ordination group for the UK CCS Research Centre and Research Area Champion for CO2 transport and is a member of the BSI Committee PSE/265 Carbon Capture and Storage and the ISO TC 265:WG2 ‘CO2 transportation’. She also holds an EPSRC Industrial CASE studentship in CCS related research. Julia’s publications in the area of CCS transport include two book chapters, an IEAGHG report, four peer-reviewed conference papers and one published journal paper.Prior to moving to the university, Dr Race worked in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity consultant for PII Pipeline Solutions. In this role, she was responsible for providing fitness-for-purpose, remaining life and corrosion assessments for onshore and offshore pipelines. Dr Race has also worked as a materials engineer in the petrochemical and power generation industries involved with the operation, maintenance and design of chemical and power plant. Her other research interests include modelling external corrosion in pipelines and evaluating the effect of denting on pipeline integrity.

Dr David Reiner

David Reiner is Deputy Director for Systems and Policy of the UKCCSRC.  David is University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge. He is one of two academic members of the CCUS Council, which is chaired by the UK Energy Minister and co-chair of the BEIS Oversight Panel on Public Perceptions of CCUS. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the £180m Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) on Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme’s Social Research Network and the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Centre.

Prof Nilay Shah

Prof Nilay Shah is a Professor in Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London, where he currently is the Head of Department and formerly the Director of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE), and a Chemical Engineer by training. He has co-authored over 300 technical papers on process systems modelling and engineering, design and optimisation of chemical and biochemical processes and low carbon energy supply chains and systems. Nilay Shah has received several awards and he is particularly interested in the transfer of technology from academia to industry. He was part of a team that recently developed a comprehensive report on greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGR). He is Deputy Chair of the RAEng Systems Approach to Decarbonisation Working Group and has just been appointed to the Energy Minister’s Hydrogen Advisory Council.

Dr Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott works on high temperature fuel conversion and capture processes. He has led several multidisciplinary EPRSC-funded projects on aspects of high temperature looping for carbon capture.UKCCSRC Research Project

Prof Goran Strbac

Goran Strbac is a Professor of Energy Systems at Imperial College, with extensive experience in advanced modelling and analysis of operation, planning, security and economics of energy systems. He led the development of novel advanced analysis approaches and methodologies that have been extensively used to inform industry, governments and regulatory bodies about the role and value of emerging new technologies and systems in supporting cost effective evolution to low carbon energy future. Based on advanced whole-energy system modelling approach, he led extensive research that demonstrated significant importance and benefits of CCS technologies in future fully decarbonised UK energy system. He is currently Leading Author in IPCC WG 3, Member of the UK Smart System Forum, Member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition, and Member of the Joint EU Programme in Energy Systems Integration of the European Energy Research Alliance.

Prof Meihong Wang

Meihong Wang is principal author of the most cited paper published in Chem. Eng. Res. Des. since 2010 (on post combustion carbon capture).Professor Wang joined the University of Sheffield in Sept. 2016 (with Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Energy2050).He was trained as Process Engineer in China, then moved to the UK in Jan. 1999 to join Imperial College London and University College London.He joined the University of Hull in Oct. 2012 as Reader in Process and Energy Systems Engineering & CCS after 6 years with Cranfield University as Lecturer and MSc Course Director.Professor Wang is a Chartered Engineer. He has published well over 100 technical (journal and conference) papers, and industrial reports. He has been involved in different research projects worth over £13 million from UK Research Councils. European Union and Industry as investigators (PI or CI).UKCCSRC Research Project

Location

University of Sheffield

Dr Gareth Williams

Gareth currently works within the CO2 storage research team at the British Geological Survey, where he provides expertise in seismic data analysis, rock physics modelling and numerical simulation of CO2 flow in the subsurface.  He's published on a range of topics from deep subsurface structure to CCS, with a particular interest in the Sleipner CO2 injection operation. His current research is focused on the integrated modelling of fluid flow and time-lapse seismic response to monitor CO2 injection operations.

Mr John Williams

John is a senior geologist within the CO2 storage research team at the British Geological Survey. His expertise includes storage site characterisation and estimation of storage capacity. He has published on a range of topics relevant to CO2 storage on the UKCS, including pressure-limitations to CO2 storage capacity, the nature of the contemporary in situ stress state, and fault reactivation potential. He is currently engaged in research into the subsurface structure, properties and geomechanical constraints to the storage capacity of the Bunter Sandstone saline aquifer formation of the Southern North Sea.

Flexible funded research team

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Dr Carolina Font Palma

Dr Carolina Font Palma

Prof Jon Gibbins

Prof Jon Gibbins

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Prof Lin Ma

Prof Lin Ma

Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh

Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Kumar Patchigolla

Dr Kumar Patchigolla

Dr Vincenzo Spallina

Dr Vincenzo Spallina

Prof Junwang (John) Tang

Prof Junwang (John) Tang

Prof Karen Turner

Prof Karen Turner

Prof Yong Yan

Prof Yong Yan

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Kyra Sedransk Campbell, Imperial College London, is a Royal Society - EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow working on materials degradation and decomposition.See more on Kyra's research here: 

Dr Carolina Font Palma

Dr Font Palma is Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Engineering, University of Hull, where she works on process simulation and integration of energy systems, cryogenic separation and carbon capture. She previously worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Chester.She has a PhD from the University of Manchester and post-doctoral experience in carbon capture at the University of Leeds. She worked on the OxyPROP (Oxygen Penalty Reduction Options Programme) jointly with Costain, the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, funded by DECC CCS Innovation Programme. She worked on the Advanced Cryogenic Carbon Capture (A3C) project (Ref.132957) with PMW Technology, University of Sheffield, WSP and DVN GL funded by Innovate UK, and led the CO2-FROST project funded by the UKCCSRC Flexible funding 2020 jointly with the University of Edinburgh.Carolina has recently been awarded the prestigious RAEng/The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship 2020/2021. She is committee member of the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Prof Jon Gibbins

Jon Gibbins is the Director of the UKCCSRC. He has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives. With over 80 papers and more than 100 articles and reports on CCS and related topics, he is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield.  Since 2005 Jon has played a leading role in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre as an inclusive and open virtual national hub and helping to start now-mainstream UK initiatives on industrial decarbonisation (2012) and CCS clusters (2016). His research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Dr Stuart Gilfillan

Stuart Gilfillan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Geochemistry in the School of GeoSciences, at University of Edinburgh. He was educated in Earth Science at the University of Glasgow (BSc) and Geology at the University of Manchester (PhD), and has 14 years’ of post-PhD experience of innovative geochemical research in CO2 storage for CCS. This research has developed a means of fingerprinting carbon dioxide in order to track its movement and means of storage in subsurface reservoirs, as part of efforts to develop carbon capture and storage technologies. More recently, he has applied his expertise to the emerging GeoEnergy sector through novel monitoring of unconventional gas extraction, geothermal energy, CO2 contamination in, and connectivity of, hydrocarbon fields. He has a keen interest in all areas of utilising the subsurface for energy production or storage, and he is currently Deputy Programme Director for the GeoEnergy MSc course at Edinburgh, which he co-developed.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2018 Project

Location

Univeristy of Edinburgh

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Stuart Haszeldine is from the University of Edinburgh. Stuart has 25 years’ experience working with subsurface information from basin-scale to field-scale in hydrocarbon extraction and in waste disposal.  He was awarded the Scottish Science Prize in 1999, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003.  Since 2005 he has created the UK's largest University group examining CO2 storage geology, with a particular focus on natural analogues and seepage processes through overburden. He is currently co-leader of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage, lead scientist on COstorage for the UK Energy Research Centre, and co-leader of the academic network UKCCSC.  He served as advisor to the 2005-6 UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on CO2 capture and storage.  Several pieces of evidence have been submitted to UK government consultations on CCS.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Prof Lin Ma

Lin Ma is Professor of Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Sheffield. His active areas of research include gas/coal/biomass combustion, fuel related ash deposition, slagging and fouling in power plant furnaces, oxyfuel and solvent based carbon capture processes, rotating packed bed capture technologies, wind turbine aerodynamics and fuel cell technologies. He has worked for many years on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of various energy processes and a wide range of industrial fluid flow, heat and mass transfer problems. He has co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Prof Haroun Mahgerefteh

Haroun Mahgerefteh is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL. His research spans all aspects of CCUS, particularly CO2 pipeline safety and operational issues. He is the coordinator of several UKCCSRC funded projects and the EC FP7 and H2020 projects, CO2PipeHaz, CO2QUEST and C4U involving the collaboration between academics and industry partners in Europe, China, Canada and USA. Project highlights include the development of best practice guidelines for injection of CO2 into highly depleted gas fields and the construction of world’s longest fully instrumented CO2 pipeline rupture test facility. Haroun is one of the two lead authors of the Zero Emission Platform  report titled 'A Trans-European CO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges'. The report is aimed at facilitating the development of a pipeline and ship infrastructure for transporting several Mt/yr of CO2 captured from major regional industrial emitters for permanent offshore geological storage; considered as key enabler for meeting Net Zero emission target by 2030.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2018 Project

Dr Salman Masoudi Soltani

Dr Masoudi is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. In May 2017, he joined Brunel University London as a founding member of the new Chemical Engineering Department. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng/MIChemE) - with both industrial and academic research backgrounds in process engineering - and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research is mainly centred on separation processes as well as reaction engineering & reactor design, covering both experimental and modelling-based studies.Dr Masoudi has been Co-Investigator (Co-I) on a pioneering EPSRC research grant on multiphysics and multiscale modelling for safe and feasible carbon capture and storage (Jan 2021- Dec 2023), and the Principal Investigator (PI) on a UKCCSRC/EPSRC research grant on the synthesis of cost-effective adsorbents for carbon capture (Oct 2020 – April 2021).Dr Masoudi worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (07/2015 – 05/2017), contributing to several projects in the realms of biomass combustion and the modelling of CO2 capture & utilisation processes - in Professor Paul Fennell's research group and in collaboration with Professor Niall Mac Dowell and Professor Nilay Shah. In March 2017, he received the prestigious endorsement as the Exceptional Talent in Chemical Engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He also worked as a Postdoctoral KTP Associate (Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group) at the University of Nottingham, UK (08/2013 – 07/2015), during which, he was fully based at A-Gas International ltd. production site in Bristol (UK), where he worked as a Project Engineer on a major joint engineering research and process design project, involving the front end engineering design and development of a bespoke industrial-scale gas separation process.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Dr Kumar Patchigolla

Dr Kumar Patchigolla is currently a Reader in Low Carbon Energy Systems and the course director for "Advanced Heat Engineering" MSc at Cranfield. Kumar’s research is scientifically biased, focused towards fundamental research (bringing TRL 1 to 4), which he applies to a transformative industrial practice (moving TRL from 4 to 7/8). His focus is the development of a world leading research capability in “heat recovery and energy storage” and runs community of practice on this topic at Cranfield. His heat related work also encompasses the capture and utilisation of waste heat, where he has been able to prove that, were the technology fully developed, these techniques could offer an economical way to maximise efficiency and minimise waste generation.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Dr Vincenzo Spallina

Vincenzo Spallina is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS). He obtained his PhD (cum laude) at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) for his work on advanced coal-based gasification technologies with near-zero emissions. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) for 4.5 years and at Tecnalia Research Centre (Spain) for 6 months, where he was involved in several national and international projects related to chemical looping technologies, membranes technologies. Since 2019, he is involved on several research projects on solid looping technologies (with a credit share > £ 2m) as PI of two EPSRC-funded projects (BREINSTORM and CLYCHING), Co-I in an INNOVATE UK (HAPPS), Co-I of and H2020 project (C4U) and Project Coordinator of a H2020 project (GLAMOUR). He supervising four post-doctoral research associates and four PhD student.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2018 Project

Prof Junwang (John) Tang

Prof Junwang (John) Tang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of European Academy of Sciences and Professor of Materials Chemistry and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London. His research interests encompass photocatalytic small molecule activation (including CH4, N2, H2O, C6H6 and CO2) to high value chemicals/fuels and microwave catalysis (plastic chemical recycling), together with microwave-intensified chemical processes, resulting to ~170 papers published in Nature Catalysis, Nature Energy, Chemical Reviews, Chem. Soc. Rev. Materials Today, Nature Commu., JACS, Angew Chemie with >14000 citations. He has also received many awards, the latest of which is the IChemE Global Business Start-Up Award 2019 and Runner-up of IChemE Global Oil and Gas Awards 2019. He also sits on the editorial/advisory board of several international journals, eg. the Editor of Applied Catalysis B and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering, Associate Editor of Chin. J. Catal. and Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project

Prof Karen Turner

Karen Turner is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde, where she leads a portfolio of work UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), philanthropic organisations such as the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the Bellona Foundation and various government and industry bodies. She recently led a UKCCSRC project on the role of CCS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy.  Karen’s main research interests lie in investigating and modelling the economy-wide and macroeconomic consequences of energy policy and industry developments, and considering how these may be effected, and consensus built around policy narratives,  to enable the deployment of different decarbonisation solutions. She has published extensively in policy and economics literatures on topics such as making the case for public support of residential energy efficiency programmes and addressing public policy challenges in unlocking value from the deployment of large scale decarbonisation solutions such as electric vehicles and carbon capture and storage. Karen has previously held academic posts at Glasgow and Heriot Watt Universities and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Just Transitions Commission.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding Project 2018 

Prof Yong Yan

Yong Yan is Professor of Electronic Instrumentation, Head of Instrumentation and Control Research Group, and Director of Innovation at the School of Engineering, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. In recognition of his contributions to pulverised fuel flow metering and burner flame imaging, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 2011 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2020. He has been awarded more than 10 research prizes by learned societies and organisations. He has published 470 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings with an h-index of 44 and over 7100 citations. His current research interests in CCS include mass flow metering of CO2 (single-phase and multiphase), detection and localisation of CO2 leakage from transportation networks and storage sites, and advanced monitoring of oxyfuel combustion processes.UKCCSRC Flexible Funding 2020 Project