Bioenergy, Recycling, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Through our research we are advancing the areas of recycling and energy conversion technologies.  Their research ensures materials can be remanufactured via circular economy, and develops processes for reforming and upgrading fuels and chemicals from biomass, in addition to cleaner extraction and use of fossil fuels.

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Emeritus Professor Andreas Hornung

Emeritus Professor Andreas Hornung

Senior Expert Bioeconomy, Fraunhofer Umsicht
Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham

School of Chemical Engineering

In April 2021, Professor Andreas Hornung was appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham.

Andreas Hornung holds 21 patents and has published more than 340 scientific publications to date.

The main strategic topic of Hornung’s work today is the development of decentralized power providing units combined with pyrolysis, gasification and digestion units – called the ...

Telephone
+49 9661 8155-500
Email
andreas.hornung@umsicht.fraunhofer.de

Professor Joe Wood

Professor Joe Wood

Professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Professor Joe Wood leads the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering research group in the School of Chemical Engineering.

He has published over 85 refereed research articles including journal papers and book chapters, plus over 65 conference papers covering a range of topics in catalysis, catalytic reactor operation and environmental engineering.

He has received major grants from EPSRC ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5295
Email
j.wood@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gary Leeke

Professor Gary Leeke

Head of School
Professor of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Gary has over 20 years expertise in resource efficiency and the development of processes to recover, upgrade and remanufacture materials and chemicals.

Gary works at the interface of chemical engineering/chemistry/materials and has expertise in high pressure engineering and thermo-chemical processing, specifically in reaction engineering, separation technology, polymer/composite processing and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4977
Email
g.a.leeke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Bushra Al-Duri

Dr Bushra Al-Duri

Reader in Hydrothermal Processing

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Bushra Al-Duri is a Reader in hydrothermal processing specialised in supercritical water technology as a green advanced process for chemical treatment/recycling of complex wastes. Her track record exceeds 132 publications, including 46 conference papers, 22 keynote lectures and 28 PhD studentships.  Her specialty covers fundamentals and design of high-pressure high-temperature processes, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3969
Email
b.al-duri@bham.ac.uk

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