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Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Carbon Capture, Storage & Use research within the energy initiative is carried out across a number of departments and research groups at the University of Cambridge.

Research into Carbon capture research includes:

  • Chemical looping of solid fuels to produce clean CO2 free of nitrogen.
  • The shift reaction for the hydrogasification of coal to methane gas, as well as steam reforming of methane to hydrogen with solid sorbents which absorb carbon dioxide.
  • The modelling of particle motion and chemical reactions in circulating fluidised beds for oxyfuel firing.

Research into carbon storage includes:

  • The physics and modelling of gravity driven multi-phase flow.
  • The chemistry of fluid-fluid & fluid-mineral reactions.
  • Seismological observations and the sampling of active injection sites & geological analogues.
  • The policy and public perceptions of carbon storage.

Research into captured carbon dioxide use include:

  • Power generation
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Carbonate mineralisation

We collaborate with industrial partners and are also actively involved in increasing both energy awareness and public understanding of the opportunities and challenges in carbon capture, storage & use.

Please visit individual faculty profiles to learn more about their research in the Carbon Capture, Storage & Use theme.  

People specializing in this area

Principal Investigators

Professor Abir  Al-Tabbaa
Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
Member of Energy IRC Steering Committee
Professor Emilio  Artacho
Professor of Theoretical Mineral Physics
Professor Mike  Bickle
Professor of Geophysics, Geodynamics and Tectonics
01223 333484
Professor Stewart  Cant
Professor of Computational Engineering
FOSSIL FUELS, CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE - combustion modelling and simulation, combustion CFD, two-phase flow modelling and simulation, petrochemical plant explosion safety case analysis
ENGINE AND TURBINES - gas turbine combustion CFD and modelling; thermoacoustic instability analysis
Dr Stuart  Dalziel
University Reader, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Professor Herbert  Huppert
Director of the Institute for Theoretical Geophysics
01223 337853
Professor R. Vasant  Kumar
Reader in Materials Chemistry
+44 1223 334327
Dr. Jie  Li
University Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Dongfang  Liang
University Lecturer in Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Professor Robert  Mair
Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Professor Epaminondas  Mastorakos
Dr. David Michael Reiner
University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy
Director of the MPhil in Technology Policy Programme
Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group
Professor Alexander  Routh
Reader in Chemical Engineering
01223 765718
Professor Alison G Smith
Professor of Plant Biochemistry
Energy Transitions@Cambridge Steering Committee Member
Professor Nedunchezhian  Swaminathan
Professor of Engineering
+44(0)1223 332586
Dr. Alex  White
University Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids

Associate Members

Senior Commercialisation Associate
Engagement Manager

Postdoctoral Researchers

Graduate Students