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Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2019 as a Chancellor Fellow/Lecturer in Energy with research focus on value recovery and sustainable clean energy development. Prior to Strathclyde, I worked at Cranfield University where I developed sanitary energy technologies for the on-site conversion of human waste to energy. This was part of the development of the Nano Membrane Toilet —a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for people lacking access to modern sanitation. I also contributed to other high-value research projects including RAEng funded project in collaboration with ASOMECSA and Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, and BMGF “Faecal Waste Drying Characterisation" project with the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Swansea University, UK.

I hold a PhD in Gas Turbine Engineering from Cranfield University (specialisation in sustainable biofuels) with prior degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology. I have worked as an environmental consultant with extensive experience in compliance monitoring and environmental impact assessment. Some of the leading projects involved high-value clients such as Shell, Escravos GTL, Daewoo Nigeria and Brass LNG with project delivery in wastewater treatment, effluent monitoring and environmental studies. All my collective experiences in applied sciences and engineering enable me to conduct interdisciplinary research and apply multidisciplinary approaches to resource utilisation and value recovery.

Research Interests

My research interests cover the areas of, but are not limited to:

  • fuel and waste characterisation
  • waste recovery and utilisation
  • integrated bioprocesses and technologies
  • thermochemical conversion of carbon-based fuels
  • design and testing of innovative energy technologies and processes, including complex design of laboratory- and pilot-scale test rigs
  • process modelling and simulation including conceptual design, feasibility studies and life cycle cost analysis
  • environmental impact and sustainability assessment

 

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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