Jai Lad

Phone number

+44 121 204 5091



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I joined Aston University in Oct 2006 to carry out my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. I undertook a one year industrial placement in 08/09 at Ovivo Water, formerly known as Christ Kennicott Water Technology Ltd (CKWT). I finally completed my masters as part of my undergraduate degree with First Class Honours.

Currently I am undertaking a case award PhD in Chemical Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Yassir Makkawi and in collaboration with Dow Corning Ltd, the global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovations

Qualifications & Education

  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Aston University, 2011 - Present)
  • MEng Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours (Aston University, 2006 - 2011)


  • Sept 2008 – Aug 2009: Student Process Engineer, Ovivo Water

Teaching activity

My teaching interests include renewable energy primarily biomass and separation processes. I intend to carry out my Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE which will allow me to teach in the future.

Research interests

I am a member of EBRI. My research interests include:

  • Adsorption/desorption

  • Biomass Conversion Technologies: Torrefaction & Pyrolysis

  • Oil and Gas

  • Other Renewable Energy 

Recent research funding

Dow Corning, Aston University & EPSRC

Membership of Professional Bodies






Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research