Dr Matt Keith MEng, PhD, AMIChemE

Dr Matt Keith

School of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Contact details

Address
Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Matt Keith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering with a primary research interest in the recycling of complex materials.

Matt has published multiple research articles and conference papers alongside writing book chapters on the recycling of carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs). His PhD research investigated the use of supercritical fluids and different catalysts in order to recover carbon fibres from CFRPs.

 Following his academic research, Matt worked within the Clean Air business of Johnson Matthey as an Applications Engineer (2019 - 21) and a Process Development Chemist (2021 - 22).

Upon returning to academia, Matt currently continues to conduct research into CFRPs, but also into other complex materials such as glass fibre reinforced composites (GFRPs), batteries and solar panels.

He is also an enthusiastic teacher and delivered multiple aspects of both the undergraduate and postgraduate chemical engineering courses during his PhD. He currently leads the second-year module Product Design Exercise in addition to lecturing in Sustainable Process Engineering. He also contributes to the delivery of undergraduate lab sessions and supports various outreach activities, including for the MSc Chemical Engineering course.

Qualifications

Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2020
  • MEng in Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2015

Teaching

Current Modules

  • Product Design Exercise (Module Co-ordinator) [10 credits]
  • Sustainable Process Engineering [20 credits]

Additional Activities

  • Organisation & delivery of laboratory classes
  • Outreach

Other activities

  • Outreach activities for the BEng / MEng / MSc Chemical Engineering courses
  • Reviewer for scientific journals: Polymer Degradation & Stability.
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Keith, MJ, Leeke, GA, Khan, P & Ingram, A 2019, 'Catalytic degradation of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer for recycling applications', Polymer Degradation and Stability , vol. 166, pp. 188-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.05.020

Keith, M 2019, 'Catalytic degradation of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer for recycling applications', Polymer Degradation and Stability.

Keith, M, Roman Ramirez, L, Leeke, G & Ingram, A 2019, 'Recycling a carbon fibre reinforced polymer with a supercritical acetone/water solvent mixture: comprehensive analysis of reaction kinetics', Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 161, pp. 225-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.01.015

Conference contribution

Keith, M, Leeke, G & Ingram, A 2018, Catalytic Degradation of a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Resin with an Acetone/Water Solvent. in European Conference on Composite Materials 18.

Keith, M, Leeke, G & Ingram, A 2018, RECYCLING CARBON FIBRE WITH AN ACETONE/WATER SOLVENT AND ZINC CHLORIDE CATALYST: RESIN DEGRADATION AND FIBRE CHARACTERISATION. in Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering 2018.

Keith, M, Leeke, G & Ingram, A 2017, Chemical Recycling of Carbon Fibre Composites with a Super-critical Acetone/Water Solvent. in 21st International Conference on Composite Materials.

Keith, M 2016, OPTIMISATION OF SOLVOLYSIS FOR RECYCLING CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITES. in European Conference on Composite Materials 17.

Keith, MJ, Oliveux, G & Leeke, GA 2016, Optimisation of solvolysis for recycling carbon fibre reinforced composites. in ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Society for Composite Materials, 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016, Munich, Germany, 26/06/16. <http://www.eccm17.org/ >

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