Dr Artur J Majewski

Dr Artur J Majewski

School of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor in Hydrogen/Hydrogen-Based Energy Technology

Contact details

School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

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Mondays and Wednesdays 16.00-17.00. Book a meeting.


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education, University of Birmingham - 2018
  • PhD - technical science; Environmental Engineering, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland - 2007
  • MEng - Environmental engineering; water, sewage and waste technology, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland - 1999


  • Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels
  • High-Temperature Fuel Cells
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology
  • Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Efficient Use of Energy
  • Sustainable Process Engineering
  • Energy Storage
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Laboratory


Research themes

  • hydrogen (production, distribution, storage, etc.)
  • biofuels, renewable synthetic fuels
  • solid oxide cells
  • catalysis
  • hydrocarbons reforming
  • fuels for SOFC

Current research

  • Green Fles Jet logo
    Project Manager of a consortium of 12 industrial and academic partners in the EU H2020 GreenFlexJET project (€19m). The GreenFlexJET project is constructing a pre-commercial demonstration plant to produce advanced aviation biofuel (jet fuel) from waste vegetable oil and organic solid waste biomass, demonstrating the SABR-TCR technology i.e., transesterification, hydrodeoxygenation and hydrocracking/isomerisation, and Thermo-Catalytic Reforming combined with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption to produce a fully equivalent jet fuel.
  • Ammogen logo
    The Ammogen project aims to design, build, commission, and operate the world’s largest and most efficient ammonia-to-hydrogen conversion unit of its kind. Based on innovative technology developed by H2SITE. Ammogen will deliver 200 kg/day of transport-grade hydrogen to an existing and co-located hydrogen refuelling station at Tyseley Energy Park.

 Past reseach accomplishments

  • Sustainable Hydrogen, Naphtha, Aviation Fuel and Diesel from Scrap TyresEPSRC IAA project. The project has been carrying out research in close collaboration with the industry in the development of drop-in transport biofuels via hydrogenation of bio-oil obtained from pyrolysis of end-of-life tyres.
  • Energy Materials and Devices Hub (JUICED) project. The project was carrying out research in close collaboration with industry in the development of energy materials up to the demonstrator level (research on nano-enabled energy materials).
  • The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen (TO-SYN-FUEL) EU H2020 project (led by Fraunhofer UMSICHT) has been demonstrating the conversion of organic waste biomass (sewage sludge) into biofuels. The pre-commercial scale 500 kg/h TCR plant is under construction in Germany. The project implements an integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption, and hydrodeoxygenation, to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel substitute and green hydrogen for use in transport.
  • Power-to-Gas energy storage concept tailored for developing countries - funded by GCRF/UoB.
  • Demonstration of Catalytic Properties of Char from Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR) of Deinking Sludge project (funded by EPSRC, UK) has been demonstrating advanced utilisation of wastes from paper mills with an additional benefit in the production of bio-oil, syngas, and char.
  • Biogas to energy - a catalyst for biogas combined steam/dry reforming - EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund. In this project, we aimed to develop a more economically viable method for producing hydrogen from biowaste. Our project aimed to develop a novel catalyst able to convert biogas into H2 and CO.
  • The project “Working towards Mass Manufactured, Low-Cost and Robust SOFC stacks” (funded by FCH JU, EU) addressed a novel design solution for lightweight SOFC stacks that decouples the thermal stresses within the stack and at the same time allows the best sealing and contacting.
  • Sofc Apu for Auxiliary Road-truck Installations (SAFARI) project aimed to design, optimise and build 100 W solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) stacks, and to integrate them into truck cab power systems (auxiliary power unit). The system comprised units from industrial partners ALMUS (Switzerland) and ADELAN (UK) with a battery found in a truck.
  • The project “Rural hybrid energy enterprise system” (funded by EPSRC, UK) goal was to hybrid renewable energy systems at a scale suitable for rural communities. It was a consortium of six universities from the UK and eight universities from India.
  • Supply Chain Research Applied to Clean Hydrogen project (funded by EPSRC, UK). The goal was to develop a fuel cell system, from hydrogen production, and storage, to utilisation and application.
  • Project “Squeezing hydrogen out of biomass; new catalysts for clean energy generation” (funded EPSRC, UK). A Ru-based system was developed for catalytic hydrogen generation from formic acid. The main goal was to design a rector with a continuous feed system that could produce up to 1 kg of H2 per day.
  • European Commission Framework 6 Project "Real SOFC". It was one of the biggest fuel cell-related projects in Europe with 39 industrial and academic partners. The project aimed at solving the problems of ageing with planar SOFC in industrial applications. That included gaining a full understanding of degradation processes, finding solutions to reduce ageing, and producing improved materials.


Up to date:  Google Scholar, Scopus

  1. Sajdak, M.; Majewski, A.; Di Gruttola, F.; Gałko, G.; Misztal, E.; Rejdak, M.; Hornung, A.; Ouadi, M. Evaluation of the Feasibility of Using TCR-Derived Chars from Selected Biomass Wastes and MSW Fractions in CO2 Sequestration on Degraded and Post-Industrial Areas. Energies, vol 16, pp 2964, 2023
  2. O. Omoregbe, A.J. Majewski, A. El-kharouf, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, “Investigating the effect of Ni -loading on the performance of yttria-stabilized zirconia supported Ni catalyst during CO2 methanation”, Methane, vol. 2, 86-102, 2023
  3. M. Nieberl, A. Hornung, M. Sajdak, A.J. Majewski, M Ouadi, “Application and recycling of tantalum from waste electric and electronic equipment – A review”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 190, pp 106866, 2023
  4. A.J.Majewski, A. Khodimchuk, D. Zakharov, N. Porotnikova, M. Ananyev, I.D. Johnson, J.A. Darr, P.R. Slater, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, “Oxygen surface exchange properties and electrochemical activity of lanthanum nickelates”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, pp.123228, Volume 312, 2022
  5. M.A. Bashir, S. Lima, H. Jahangiri, A.J. Majewski, M. Hofmann, A. Hornung, M. Ouadi, “A step change towards sustainable aviation fuel from sewage sludge”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, pp 105498, Volume 163, 2022
  6. Majewski A.J., Ouadi M., Hornung A., Hofmann M., Daschner R., Apfelbacher A., Schinhammer M., Contin A., Righi S., Macrelli S., Bacchelli G., Tuck C., Langley M., Pickard M., Hygate J., Hilditch P., Lima S., Askey-Wood J., Stent P., Lieftink D., Heijnen L., Capaccioli S., Grassi A., Cocchi M., Meijerink O., Beunis R., Dwek D., Claret A., Julia F., Álvarez R., Blakey S.G., Lewis C., Governale A., Marino G., Cascio V. “GreenFlexJET to produce advanced sustainable aviation biofuel”, EUBCE-2022 Conference Proceedings, 2022
  7. Hornung, A.; Daschner, R.; Eder, S.; Apfelbacher, A.; Ouadi, M.; Jahangiri, H., Majewski, A.J.; Graute, L.; Zhou, J.; Lieftink, D.; Grassi, A.; Capaccioli, S.; Contin, A.; Righi, S.; Marazza, D.; Lama, V.; Macrelli, S.; Rapone, I.; Chiaberge, S.; Langley, M.; Tuck, C.; Claret Carles, A. “TO-SYN-FUEL project and the sustainable process for waste biomass conversion”, EUBCE-2022 Conference Proceedings, 2022
  8. A.J. Majewski, S.K. Singh, N.K. Labhasetwar, R. Steinberger-Wilckens “Nickel-molybdenum catalysts for combined Solid Oxide Fuel Cell internal steam and dry reforming”, Chemical Engineering Science, pp 116341 Volume 232, 2021
  9. A.J. Majewski, P.R. Slater, R. Steinberger-Wilckens “Understanding the effect of water transport on the thermal expansion properties of the perovskites BaFe0.6Co0.3Nb0.1O3-d and BaCo0.7Yb0.2Bi0.1O3-d“, Journal of Materials Science, pp 13590-13604, volume 55, 2020
  10. Fivga, H. Jahangiri, M.A Bashir, A.J. Majewski, A. Hornung, M, Ouadi “Demonstration of catalytic properties of de-inking sludge char as a carbon-based sacrificial catalyst“, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, pp 1-12, Volume 146, 2020
  11. A.J. Majewski, A. Dhir “Application of silver in microtubular solid oxide fuel cells”, Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, pp 1-13, volume 7, issue 3, 2018
  12. A.J. Majewski, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, U. Bossel, “Catalytic Reforming System Suitable for Transportation Applications”, Fuel Cells, pp 535-542, volume 18, 2018
  13. A.J. Majewski, A. Dhir, “Direct Utilization of Methane in Microtubular-SOFC”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, pp F272-F277, Volume 163 No 3, 2016
  14. T.I. Tsai, L. Troskialina, A.J. Majewski, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, “Methane internal reforming in solid oxide fuel cells with anode off-gas recirculation”, International J. Hydrogen Energy, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2016, pp 553–561
  15. L. Milner, A.J. Majewski, R. Steinberger-Wilckens: “In-Situ Measurement of cPOx Catalyst in Microtubular SOFC”; Proceedings of the 12th European SOFC Forum; Publisher-European Fuel Cell Forum; No. of Pages 10, 2016
  16. A.J. Majewski, A. Dhir, “Direct Utilization of Methane in Microtubular-SOFC”, ECS Transactions, pp 2189-2198, volume 68 (1), 2015
  17. H.K. Jung, J.-E. Hong, A. Dhir, A.J. Majewski, B. Hari, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, Y.S. Chung, J. G. Sung, J.S. Chung, and N. M. Sammes, “Preliminary Results on a 5W Portable Butane MT-SOFC Stack as a Battery Charger”, ECS Meeting Abstracts, MA2015-03 (1), 40, No. of Pages 1, 2015
  18. A.J. Majewski, J. Wood: “Tri-reforming of methane over Ni@SiO2 catalyst”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp 12578-12585, volume 39, 2014
  19. A.J. Majewski, J. Wood, W. Bujalski: “Nickel-silica core@shell catalyst for methane reforming”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp 14531-14541, volume 38, 2013
  20. M.D. Redwood, R.L. Orozco, A.J. Majewski, L.E. Macaskie: “An integrated biohydrogen refinery: Synergy of photofermentation, extractive fermentation and hydrothermal hydrolysis of food wastes”, Bioresource Technology, pp 384-392, volume 119, 2012
  21. M.D. Redwood, R.L. Orozco, A.J. Majewski, L.E. Macaskie: “Electro-extractive fermentation for efficient biohydrogen production”, Bioresource Technology, pp 166-174, volume 107, 2012
  22. M.D.Redwood, R.L. Orozco, A.J. Majewski, L.E. Macaskie: “Biohydrogen production by extractive fermentation and photofermentation”. 4th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Pages 6, Paper ID: 01372011, 2011
  23. A.J Majewski, D.J. Morris, K. Kendall, M. Wills: “A Continuous-Flow Method for the Generation of Hydrogen from Formic Acid”, ChemSusChem, pp 431-434, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2010
  24. M.D. Redwood, R. Orozco, A.J. Majewski, L.E. Macaskie: “Applications of extractive fermentation and hot compressed water to enhance bioenergy production from food wastes”, Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 150, Supplement, pp 179, 2010
  25. A.M. Anielak, A.J. Majewski: „Removal of nitrogen compounds from infiltration water using direct filtration on filters with zeolite and sand beds”, Gaz Woda i Technika Sanitarna, pp 26-30, volume 4, 2009
  26. A.M. Anielak, A.J. Majewski: „Removal of fulvic acids from surface waters with a modified natural zeolite”, Przemysl Chemiczny, pp 684-688, 84/9, 2005
  27. A.M. Anielak A.J. Majewski: „Modified natural zeolites in surface water treatment” Gaz Woda i Technika Sanitarna, pp 302-306, volume 9, 2004