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Development of advanced materials for porous burner reactors

The project will involve; materials development, laboratory scale batch preparation and testing (both in the porous burner, and using advanced analytical techniques), managing the p more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Designing tailored nanomaterials for CO2 capture

In this project we will develop a porous coating for our novel nano-structured CaO sorbent which will prevent abrasion of the particles inside the fluidised bed reactor, and th more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Novel, nanoporous silicon carbide nanomaterials

This project involves the preparation, characterisation and comparison of porous, silicon carbide films utilising various polymeric precursors and techniques. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Biologically templated nanomaterials

This project involves the use of biological materials as templates to produce promising materials for high temperature or pressure applications. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Mimicking the Stenocara beetle hydrophilic/hydrophobic surfaces

The Stenocara beetle (a native of the Namibian desert in Africa) has a unique external surface comprised of hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions which act as a water capture device. The more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Fuels and chemicals from biomass

This research involves investigating the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass through novel processing routes that have minimal environmental impact. more...

Supervisor(s): Montoya, Alejandro (Dr), Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Catalytic micro-combustion

In this project, we study the microkinetics of methane/natural gas oxidation over catalysts using quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, laboratory experiment and kinetic modelling. more...

Supervisor(s): Montoya, Alejandro (Dr)

Microkinetic modelling of catalytic processes

In our projects, in this area we employ quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, laboratory experiment and kinetic modelling to produce fundamental, validated mechanisms. We employ th more...

Supervisor(s): Montoya, Alejandro (Dr)

New robust spray dryer designs

This project will develop more robust designs of spray dryers that give greater flow stability and are more tolerant of process upsets than current conventional designs. more...

Supervisor(s): Langrish, Timothy (Professor)

Energy flow models for timber kilns and total lifecycle costs of timber drying

This project will build a simulation of a conventional kiln based on an existing solar kiln simulation in order to 1. Compare the economics and life-cycle impacts of convention more...

Supervisor(s): Langrish, Timothy (Professor)