Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering
I have an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College. I did my PhD at the Industrial Research Institute of Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. I then worked in contaminated land consulting (predominantly remediation and site assessment) before returning to academia. I held postdoctoral research positions in Monash University and The University of Nottingham before joining the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of The University of Nottingham as an academic member of staff. I am an Associate Member of the IChemE. I teach Contaminated Land and Design Projects, and my research area is the sustainable processing of renewable and waste materials using microwaves.
I am a member of the Low Carbon Energy and Resources Technologies research group.
I specialise in microwave technologies to convert biomass and waste to novel products for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. My focuses on the fundamental understanding of how microwave heating can enhance mass transfer and the application of this knowldge to address industrial challenges (e.g. waste plastics recycling and the sustainable production of chemicals from food waste).
I am the Director of MSc Studies and teach in contaminated land and research and design projects.
My research addresses the global challenges of sustainable food production, plastic waste, the move to net zero and a circular economy through development of transformative microwave technologies to… read more
My research addresses the global challenges of sustainable food production, plastic waste, the move to net zero and a circular economy through development of transformative microwave technologies to extract valuable biochemicals, such as pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, from biomass and waste.
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and International countries who are interested in the following research areas: Production of bio-based chemicals, materials and functional food ingredients from food waste and sustainable biomass sources through development of transformative microwave technologies including Microwave-Assisted Extraction, pre-treatment and stabilisation of agricultural residues, plastics recycling.
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