During 2019, Marcus completed a six-month traineeship at the Programme Office of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) in Brussels. Through his work there, he gained a broad oversight of current progress and challenges in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in Europe. He assisted the Operations and Communication Unit at the FCH JU with policy, communication and dissemination activities. The work there has helped to inform and frame his current research in Birmingham.
Marcus has professional process engineering experience at two different SMEs with proprietary carbon capture technology, as well as with an international bulk chemicals company, in a project designing the world's largest helium purification plant. Most recently Marcus worked in 2018 at C-Capture Ltd. in Leeds. He designed, built, commissioned and operated pre-pilot scale experimental test rigs as part of a bio-energy with carbon capture demonstration project for Drax Power Station in the UK.
Marcus studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2017. His master's project, supervised by Professor Silvana Cardoso, explored the fluid dynamic characteristics of methane plumes in the Arctic Circle, using a bench scale experimental analogue, to investigate their global warming impact potential.