I graduated from Aston University in 2002 with a First class honours degree in Chemical Engineering with Industrial Placement year. On graduating I joined Smurfit Kappa SSK as Process Development Engineer. Smurfit Kappa SSK is a large scale manufacturer of 100% recycled paper. I spent 5 years working as a member of the technical team supporting day to day operation and carrying out optimisation projects.
In 2007 I returned to Aston University as a Research Assistant working on the Biosynergy Project. This was a large European FP6 project. At the same time I undertook a PhD to develop a methodology for the identification of the most promising biorefineries for the EU.
After completing my PhD I joined CARE Ltd as Bioenergy Consultant. This role involved working as part of a small team specialising in projects related to the thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes.
In 2013 I joined WSP CEL as a Process Engineer. I was involved in a number of multidisciplinary projects in the oil and manufacturing industries.
In 2014 I re-joined Aston as a Research Associate in EBRI and in 2016 I was successful in becoming a lecturer in Chemical Engineering.
Work as a member of the Bioenergy Research Group within EBRI.
Main focus of research is in the bioenergy sector. In particular: