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Fanran Meng

Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering



2017 - present: Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

2013 - 2017: PhD researcher, Composites Group/ Bioprocessing, Environmental and Chemical Technologies Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

2009-2013: BEng (Hons), Powder Metallurgy Research Institute, Central South University

Expertise Summary

Fanran Meng is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering since 2017. His current research focuses on life cycle environmental sustainability of waste valorisation opportunities, with specific focus on carbon fibre composite materials and municipal solid waste:

1.Environment and Cost analysis of Carbon Fibre Composites Recycling

2.Production of butanol and hydrogen by fermentation techniques using steam treated municipal solid waste

His expertise is in the application of systems analysis approaches (technical, environmental, and economic analysis with optimization algorithm) to materials and biomass. This research involves the integration of a number of analytical methodologies and the impact assessment of resources, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, cost, and other impact factors.

Recent Publications

Composites Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG9 5HR

contact: Prof Nick Warrior