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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

 

Sustainable Chemical Conversions research within the energy initiative is carried out across a number of departments and research groups at the University of Cambridge.

Research areas include:

  • Micro Fuel Cells for the exploitation of alternative fuel sources and chemicals production.
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of chemical process technology, including optimising selectivity and activity of heterogeneous catalysts and gaining greater insight into reactor operation and the behaviour of the catalyst in the reactor environment.
  • Sustainable generation of energy by gasification and combustion in fluidised bed reactors.

Key initiatives and Centres include:

Reaction Engineering Cluster is a network of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology's leading academic researchers in the science of catalysis, adsorption, material design, reactor engineering, electrochemistry, reaction tomography, modeling, energy, sustainable engineering and combustion. The diverse range of research undertaken within the Cluster groups reflects the underpinning nature of Reaction Engineering specialism in chemical engineering. 

The Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T) is a world-leading partnership between Cambridge and Singapore, set up to tackle the environmentally relevant and complex problem of assessing and reducing the carbon footprint of the integrated petro-chemical plants and electrical network on Jurong Island in Singapore.

There are four collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Programmes:

 

We collaborate with industrial partners and are also actively involved in increasing both energy awareness and public understanding of the opportunities and challenges in sustainable chemical conversions.

Please visit individual faculty profiles to learn more about their research in the Sustainable Chemical Conversions theme.  The lead for Sustainable Chemical Conversions is .


People specializing in this area

Principal Investigators

Dr Adrian  Fisher
Member of Energy Transitions@Cambridge Strategic Advisory Board
01223 763996
Professor Lynn  Gladden
Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor Bill  Jones
Professor of Materials Chemistry
Professor Alexei  Lapkin
Professor of Sustainable Reaction Engineering
Professor Erwin  Reisner
Member of Energy Transitions@Cambridge Strategic Advisory Board

Associate Members

Senior Commercialisation Associate
Engagement Manager

Graduate Students