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PhD projects in the area of biofuels/biorefineres from microalgae.


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Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). Active researcher in renewable energy and biorefineries. 

Current teaching activities and interests

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

  • Technical Communications (L7, Chemical Engineering)
  • Applied Engineering Science (L7, Aircraft, Civil, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (L8, Chem Eng)
  • Biochemical and Environmental Engineering (L9, Chem Eng)
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering (L10, Chem Eng)  
  • Chemical Engineering Design Study  (L10, Chem Eng)  
  • Energy Systems Analysis and Design (L10, Chem Eng)
  • Advanced Reactor Design (L11, Chem Eng)  
  • Process Design, Sustainability and Safety (L11, Chem Eng)
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems (L11, Chem and Mech Eng)
  • Principles of Sustainability (L11, Waste and Resource Management)

I have supervised/currently supervise projects for:

  • BEng/MEng/MSc Chemical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Engineering Design and Manufacture

I'm also supervising PhD projects on renewable energy and biorefinery areas. 

Current research activities

My research is focused on two main sustainability areas:

  • Biofuel production from waste 
  • Microalgae biorefineries

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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