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Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). Active reseracher in renewable energy focused on biofuel production from waste materials and algae.

Current teaching activities and interests

Currently, I am teaching the following modules in different programmes:

  • Technical Communications (L7, Chemical Engineering)
  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (L8, Chemical Engineering)
  • Biochemical and Environmental Engineering (L9, Chemical Engineering)
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering (L10, ChemEng)  
  • Chemical Engineering Design Study  (L10, ChemEng)  
  • Advanced Reactor Design (L11, ChemEng)  
  • Process Design, Sustainability and Safety (L11, Chemical Engineering)
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems (L11, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Principles of Sustainability (L11, Waste and Resource Management)

I am supervising several projects at both undergratuate (Chem and Mech Eng), master (ChemEng) and PhD (renewable energy related) level. 

Current research activities

My research is focused on two main areas related to renewable energy:

  • Optimization of biofuel production from waste materials and algae biomass.
  • Microalgae biorefineries for high-value compounds and biofuel production.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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