Professor Joe Wood B.Eng, DIS, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, PGCTLHE

Professor Joe Wood

School of Chemical Engineering
Professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 5295
Fax
+44 (0) 121 414 5324
Email
j.wood@bham.ac.uk
Address
School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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 and industrial funding from Johnson Matthey, E.ON and Touchstone Exploration.

Professor Wood carries out research on catalyst development and testing, reactor design and engineering with application in efficient fossil energy, bio-based fuels and chemicals, and plastic materials recycling.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Birmingham, 2003
  • CEng, MIChemE, Institution of Chemical Engineers, 2002
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • BEng in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Protection, University of Loughborough, 1995
  • Diploma in Industrial Studies, Loughborough University, 1995

Biography

Joe Wood qualified with a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Protection from Loughborough University in 1995. He worked at Albright and Wilson in Whitehaven from 1995-97 as a Graduate Chemical Engineer. He then studied for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, with thesis topic Transport and Reaction in Porous Catalysts under the supervision of Professor Lynn Gladden, which was awarded in 2001. Since 2001 he has worked at the University of Birmingham as Lecturer (2001-2008), Senior Lecturer (2008-2010), Reader (2010-2012) and Professor (2012-Present).

Professor Wood held a Junior Research Fellowship at Hughes Hall Cambridge from 1998-2000 and an Exxon Mobil Teaching Fellowship from 2004-2007.

Professor Wood’s research focuses on the application of catalysis and reactor engineering to solve problems of energy supply, environmental concerns and to deliver chemical products in a more sustainable way.

He teaches on Chemical Engineering programmes in the School, is Examinations Officer and IChemE Liaison Officer.

Teaching

Professor Wood is a member of the core teaching staff of the BEng/MEng degrees in Chemical Engineering and teaches the following modules:

  • Process Integration and Unit Operations, Level Intermediate, Year 2
  • Reactors and Catalysis, Level Intermediate, Year 2
  • Advanced Reaction Systems A and B, Level Masters, Year 4

He also supervises MEng students in the Research and Development Project, Level Masters, Year 4.

Professor Wood also leads the MSc in Energy Process Engineering which is taught jointly with the Universities of Nottingham and Loughborough.

Postgraduate supervision

Topics currently supervised include:

  • In-situ upgrading of heavy oils using Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI) and Catalytic Process In-situ (CAPRI)
  • Upgrading of biofuels via hydrodeoxygenation (HDO)
  • Production of bio-based drop-in chemicals (5-hydroxymethylfurfural, 5HMF)
  • Depolymerisation of renewable plastics such as polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Catalysis using bio-nanoparticles
  • Reaction-separation engineering including membrane reactors
  • Development of adsorbents for carbon dioxide capture
  • Modelling carbon capture at pre- and post combustion power plants.
  • Catalysis for sustainable technologies

The Catalysis and Reaction Engineering group welcome speculative applications from prospective PhD students from home and overseas. For students from the European Union, grants are sometimes available (e.g. EPSRC, NERC, School funding). Overseas (non-EU) students may apply for funding from their home country or a scholarship. For further details please email Professor Joe Wood ( j.wood@bham.ac.uk ). For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

Catalysis and chemical reaction engineering lie at the core of many chemical and biochemical processes. Research activities cover the fundamental catalyst design, through formulation and catalyst manufacture, to operational issues and reactor design. The group aims to optimize reactor type, design and operating conditions to get the best performance and product selectivity in a particular reaction. Application areas have recently concentrated on energy, including upgrading of heavy oils and bitumen from the Canadian oilsands, capture of carbon dioxide from power station flue gases, bio-based drop-in chemicals and plastics recycling.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Current EPSRC Projects:

  • Novel Membrane Catalytic Reactor for Waste Polylactic Acid Recycling and Valorisation

The disposal of plastic packaging represents a significant environmental problem; although recycling of plastics has increased in recent years, current recycling methods are mainly mechanical or chemical techniques that result in lower grade second life products and much material is also still disposed of to landfill. The introduction of plastics produced from biological sources such as plant derived sugars has potential to reduce reliance on fossil derived sources and decrease emissions of greenhouse gases associated with manufacture. Polylactide has emerged as one of the most promising biorenewable and biodegradable polymers which has uses in packaging, textile and biomedical applications. However the lack of a reliable method for recycling polylactide could limit its widespread application and market growth. We propose to address the above problems by developing a catalytic process for degradation/depolymerisation of PLA, integrated with a membrane separation to selectively isolate small molecule products within a specified molecular weight cut off range, as valuable products.

  • Electromagnetically-assisted Catalytic-upgrading of Heavy Oil (ECHO)

In order to ensure future energy security, sources of fuel that are considered unconventional today must be developed, including the existing vast heavy oil and bitumen reserves. Although there are large reserves of such oils in Canada and Venezuela, the techniques could potentially be applied in other parts of the World, e.g. sub surface recovery in partially depleted wells in the North Sea. In order to minimise the environmental impact of extraction of these reserves as much of the processing should be done sub-surface as possible, thereby reducing the requirement for expensive hydrogen and additional energy needed in 'surface upgrader' refineries. This project aims to develop an oil upgrading 'plant' to run underground, in conjunction with the oil recovery process itself, such that it has minimal surface footprint and confines emissions underground. In order to do this we will deploy several technologies in combination: THAI-CAPRI and induction heating.

Previous EPSRC Research Projects

  • Towards Realisation of Untapped Oil Resources via Enhanced THAI-CAPRI Process Using Novel Catalysts.
  • Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide: Rural Hybrid Energy Enterprise Systems.
  • The Next Generation of Activated Carbon Adsorbents for the Pre-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide.
  • Novel Precious Metal Nanocatalyst Made by Biofabrication.
  • Understanding Bio-Induced Selectivity in Nanoparticle Catalyst Manufacture.
  • Novel Precious Metal Nanocatalyst Made by Biofabrication.
  • Step Change Adsorbents and Processes for CO2 Capture. Sponsors EPSRC and E.ON.
  • In-Situ Catalytic Upgrading of Heavy Crude and Bitumen: Optimisation of Novel CAPRI Reactor.
  • Functional Bionanomaterials and Novel Processing for Targeted Catalytic Applications.
  • C-Cycle.
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids: The Enhancement of Catalytic Stability to Coking.
  • Discipline Hopping Award: Interfacing Novel Reactor Technologies with Molecular Discovery.
  • Infrared Spectroscopy Applied to the Characterization of Catalysts and Online Analysis of Reactors.

Other activities

Publications

  1. Hart, A., Wood, J., 2018. In Situ Catalytic Upgrading of Heavy Crude with CAPRI: Influence of Hydrogen on Catalyst Pore Plugging and Deactivation due to Coke. Energies 11.
  2. Murray, A.J., Zhu, J., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2018. Biorefining of platinum group metals from model waste solutions into catalytically active bimetallic nanoparticles. Microbial Biotechnology 11, 359-368.
  3. Zhang, Y., Adam, M., Hart, A., Wood, J., Rigby, S.P., Robinson, J.P., 2018. Impact of Oil Composition on Microwave Heating Behavior of Heavy Oils. Energy & Fuels 32, 1592-1599.
  4. Kunwar, B., Deilami, S.D., Macaskie, L.E., Wood, J., Biller, P., Sharma, B.K., 2017. Nanoparticles of Pd supported on bacterial biomass for hydroprocessing crude bio-oil. Fuel 209, 449-456.
  5. Hart, A., Wood, J., Greaves, M., 2017. Laboratory investigation of CAPRI catalytic THAI-add-on process for heavy oil production and in situ upgrading. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 128, 18-26.
  6. Murray, A.J., Zhu, J., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2017. A novel biorefinery: Biorecovery of precious metals from spent automotive catalyst leachates into new catalysts effective in metal reduction and in the hydrogenation of 2-pentyne. Minerals Engineering 113, 102-108.
  7. Macaskie, L.E., Mikheenko, I.P., Omajali, J.B., Stephen, A.J., Wood, J., 2017. Metallic bionanocatalysts: potential applications as green catalysts and energy materials. Microbial Biotechnology 10, 1171-1180.
  8. Hart, A., Wood, J., Greaves, M., 2017. In situ catalytic upgrading of heavy oil using a pelletized Ni-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst in the THAI process. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 156, 958-965.
  9. Omajali, J.B., Hart, A., Walker, M., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2017. In-situ catalytic upgrading of heavy oil using dispersed bionanoparticles supported on gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 203, 807-819.
  10. Zhu, J., Wood, J., Deplanche, K., Mikheeriko, I., Macaskie, L.E., 2016. Selective hydrogenation using palladium bioinorganic catalyst. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 199, 108-122.
  11. Brown, A.R., Hart, A., Coker, V.S., Lloyd, J.R., Wood, J., 2016. Upgrading of heavy oil by dispersed biogenic magnetite catalysts. Fuel 185, 442-448.
  12. Hart, A., Omajali, J.B., Murray, A.J., Macaskie, L.E., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2016. Comparison of the effects of dispersed noble metal (Pd) biomass supported catalysts with typical hydrogenation (Pd/C, Pd/Al2O3) and hydrotreatment catalysts (CoMo/Al2O3) for in-situ heavy oil upgrading with Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI). Fuel 180, 367-376.
  13. Assanosi, A., Farah, M.M., Wood, J., Al-Duri, B., 2016. Fructose dehydration to 5HMF in a green self-catalysed DES composed of N,N-diethylethanolammonium chloride and p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate (p-TSA). Comptes Rendus Chimie 19, 450-456.
  14. Hart, A., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2015. A comparative study of fixed-bed and dispersed catalytic upgrading of heavy crude oil using-CAPRI. Chemical Engineering Journal 282, 213-223.
  15. Al-Marshed, A., Hart, A., Leeke, G., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2015. Effectiveness of Different Transition Metal Dispersed Catalysts for In Situ Heavy Oil Upgrading. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54, 10645-10655.
  16. Al-Marshed, A., Hart, A., Leeke, G., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2015. Optimization of Heavy Oil Upgrading Using Dispersed Nanoparticulate Iron Oxide as a Catalyst. Energy & Fuels 29, 6306-6316.
  17. Hart, A., Lewis, C., White, T., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2015. Effect of cyclohexane as hydrogen-donor in ultradispersed catalytic upgrading of heavy oil. Fuel Processing Technology 138, 724-733.
  18. Dim, P., Hart, A., Wood, J., Macnaughtan, B., Rigby, S.P., 2015. Characterization of pore coking in catalyst for thermal down-hole upgrading of heavy oil. Chemical Engineering Science 131, 138-145.
  19. Omajali, J.B., Mikheenko, I.P., Merroun, M.L., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2015. Characterization of intracellular palladium nanoparticles synthesized by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans and Bacillus benzeovorans. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 17.
  20. Hajimirzaee, S., Ainte, M., Soltani, B., Behbahani, R.M., Leeke, G.A., Wood, J., 2015. Dehydration of methanol to light olefins upon zeolite/alumina catalysts: Effect of reaction conditions, catalyst support and zeolite modification. Chemical Engineering Research & Design 93, 541-553.
  21. Dandy, L.O., Oliveux, G., Wood, J., Jenkins, M.J., Leeke, G.A., 2015. Counting carbon fibres by electrical resistance measurement. Composites Part a-Applied Science and Manufacturing 68, 276-281.
  22. Sattar, A., Leeke, G.A., Hornung, A., Wood, J., 2014. Steam gasification of rapeseed, wood, sewage sludge and miscanthus biochars for the production of a hydrogen-rich syngas. Biomass & Bioenergy 69, 276-286.
  23. Majewski, A.J., Wood, J., 2014. Tri-reforming of methane over Ni@SiO2 catalyst. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39, 12578-12585.
  24. Depanche, K., Bennett, J.A., Mikheenko, I.P., Omajali, J., Wells, A.S., Meadows, R.E., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2014. Catalytic activity of biomass-supported Pd nanoparticles: Influence of the biological component in catalytic efficacy and potential application in 'green' synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 147, 651-665.
  25. Hart, A., Leeke, G., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2014. Downhole Heavy Crude Oil Upgrading Using CAPRI: Effect of Steam upon Upgrading and Coke Formation. Energy & Fuels 28, 1811-1819.
  26. Hart, A., Leeke, G., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2014. Down-hole heavy crude oil upgrading by CAPRI: Effect of hydrogen and methane gases upon upgrading and coke formation. Fuel 119, 226-235.
  27. Assanosi, A.A., Farah, M.M., Wood, J., Al-Duri, B., 2014. A facile acidic choline chloride-p-TSA DES-catalysed dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. Rsc Advances 4, 39359-39364.
  28. Hurtado, L., Torres-Garcia, E., Romero, R., Ramirez-Serrano, A., Wood, J., Natividad, R., 2013. Photocatalytic performance of Li1-xAgxVMoO6 (0 <= x <= 1) compounds. Chemical Engineering Journal 234, 327-337.
  29. Majewski, A.J., Wood, J., Bujalski, W., 2013. Nickel-silica core@shell catalyst for methane reforming. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38, 14531-14541.
  30. Hart, A., Shah, A., Leeke, G., Greaves, M., Wood, J., 2013. Optimization of the CAPRI Process for Heavy Oil Upgrading: Effect of Hydrogen and Guard Bed. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52, 15394-15406.
  31. Bennett, J.A., Mikheenko, I.P., Deplanche, K., Shannon, I.J., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2013. Nanoparticles of palladium supported on bacterial biomass: New re-usable heterogeneous catalyst with comparable activity to homogeneous colloidal Pd in the Heck reaction. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 140, 700-707.
  32. Gopinathan, N., Greaves, M., Wood, J., Rigby, S.P., 2013. Investigation of the problems with using gas adsorption to probe catalyst pore structure evolution during coking. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 393, 234-240.
  33. Khzouz, M., Wood, J., Pollet, B., Bujalski, W., 2013. Characterization and activity test of commercial Ni/Al2O3, Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 and prepared Ni-Cu/Al2O3 catalysts for hydrogen production from methane and methanol fuels. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38, 1664-1675.
  34. Stevens, L., Williams, K., Han, W.Y., Drage, T., Snape, C., Wood, J., Wang, J.W., 2013. Preparation and CO2 adsorption of diamine modified montmorillonite via exfoliation grafting route. Chemical Engineering Journal 215, 699-708.
  35. Attard, G.A., Bennett, J.A., Mikheenko, I., Jenkins, P., Guan, S., Macaskie, L.E., Wood, J., Wain, A.J., 2013. Semi-hydrogenation of alkynes at single crystal, nanoparticle and biogenic nanoparticle surfaces: the role of defects in Lindlar-type catalysts and the origin of their selectivity. Faraday Discussions 162, 57-75.
  36. Hassan, F., Al-Duri, B., Wood, J., 2012. Effect of supercritical conditions upon catalyst deactivation in the hydrogenation of naphthalene. Chemical Engineering Journal 207, 133-141.
  37. Hajimirzaee, S., Leeke, G.A., Wood, J., 2012. Modified zeolite catalyst for selective dialkylation of naphthalene. Chemical Engineering Journal 207, 329-341.
  38. Macaskie, L.E., Humphries, A.C., Mikheenko, I.P., Baxter-Plant, V.S., Deplanche, K., Redwood, M.D., Bennett, J.A., Wood, J., 2012. Use of Desulfovibrio and Escherichia coli Pd-nanocatalysts in reduction of Cr(VI) and hydrogenolytic dehalogenation of polychlorinated biphenyls and used transformer oil. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 87, 1430-1435.
  39. Gopinathan, N., Greaves, M., Lowe, J.P., Wood, J., Rigby, S.P., 2012. Determination of the location of coke in catalysts by a novel NMR-based, liquid-porosimetry approach. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 381, 164-170.
  40. Deplanche, K., Merroun, M.L., Casadesus, M., Tran, D.T., Mikheenko, I.P., Bennett, J.A., Zhu, J., Jones, I.P., Attard, G.A., Wood, J., Selenska-Pobell, S., Macaskie, L.E., 2012. Microbial synthesis of core/shell gold/palladium nanoparticles for applications in green chemistry. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9, 1705-1712.
  41. Al-Herz, M., Simmons, M.J.H., Wood, J., 2012. Selective Hydrogenation of 1-Heptyne in a Mini Trickle Bed Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51, 8815-8825.
  42. Bennett, J.A., Attard, G.A., Deplanche, K., Casadesus, M., Huxter, S.E., Macaskie, L.E., Wood, J., 2012. Improving Selectivity in 2-Butyne-1,4-diol Hydrogenation using Biogenic Pt Catalysts. Acs Catalysis 2, 504-511.
  43. Wang, J.W., Stevens, L.A., Drage, T.C., Snape, C.E., Wood, J., 2012. Preparation and CO2 adsorption of amine modified layered double hydroxide via anionic surfactant-mediated route. Chemical Engineering Journal 181, 267-275.
  44. Wang, J.W., Stevens, L.A., Drage, T.C., Wood, J., 2012. Preparation and CO2 adsorption of amine modified Mg-Al LDH via exfoliation route. Chemical Engineering Science 68, 424-431.
  45. Deplanche, K., Mikheenko, I.P., Bennett, J.A., Merroun, M., Mounzer, H., Wood, J., Macaskie, L.E., 2011. Selective Oxidation of Benzyl-Alcohol over Biomass-Supported Au/Pd Bioinorganic Catalysts. Topics in Catalysis 54, 1110-1114.
  46. Shah, A., Fishwick, R.P., Leeke, G.A., Wood, J., Rigby, S.P., Greaves, M., 2011. Experimental Optimization of Catalytic Process In Situ for Heavy-Oil and Bitumen Upgrading. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 50, 33-47.
  47. Aschenbrenner, O., McGuire, P., Alsamaq, S., Wang, J.W., Supasitmongkol, S., Al-Duri, B., Styring, P., Wood, J., 2011. Adsorption of carbon dioxide on hydrotalcite-like compounds of different compositions. Chemical Engineering Research & Design 89, 1711-1721.
  48. Hassan, F., Wang, J.W., Chigada, P.I., Al-Duri, B., Rigby, S.P., Wood, J., 2011. Deactivation during 1-Hexene Isomerization over Zeolite Y and ZSM5 Catalysts under Supercritical Conditions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 50, 7161-7171.
  49. Rigby, S.P., Chigada, P.I., Wang, J.W., Wilkinson, S.K., Bateman, H., Al-Duri, B., Wood, J., Bakalis, S., Miri, T., 2011. Improving the interpretation of mercury porosimetry data using computerised X-ray tomography and mean-field DFT. Chemical Engineering Science 66, 2328-2339.
  50. Al Herz, M.A., Tsoligkas, A.N., Simmons, M.J.H., Wood, J., 2011. Enantioselective hydrogenation of dimethyl itaconate with immobilised rhodium-duphos complex in a recirculating fixed-bed reactor. Applied Catalysis a-General 396, 148-158.
  51. Gopinathan, N., Rigby, S., Greaves, M., Lowe, J., Wood, J., Dong, L.L., 2011. Determination of the Spatial Location of Coke in Catalysts by a Novel NMR Approach, in: Fantazzini, P., Bortolotti, V., Karger, J., Galvosas, P. (Eds.), Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media, pp. 89-+.
  52. Chigada, P.I., Wang, J., Al-Duri, B., Wood, J., Rigby, S.P., 2010. Modelling of pore structure evolution during catalyst deactivation and comparison with experiment. Chemical Engineering Science 65, 5550-5558.
  53. Shah, A., Fishwick, R., Wood, J., Leeke, G., Rigby, S., Greaves, M., 2010. A review of novel techniques for heavy oil and bitumen extraction and upgrading. Energy & Environmental Science 3, 700-714.
  54. Coker, V.S., Bennett, J.A., Telling, N.D., Henkel, T., Charnock, J.M., van der Laan, G., Pattrick, R.A.D., Pearce, C.I., Cutting, R.S., Shannon, I.J., Wood, J., Arenholz, E., Lyon, I.C., Lloyd, J.R., 2010. Microbial Engineering of Nanoheterostructures: Biological Synthesis of a Magnetically Recoverable Palladium Nanocatalyst. Acs Nano 4, 2577-2584.
  55. Wood, J., Bodenes, L., Bennett, J., Deplanche, K., Macaskie, L.E., 2010. Hydrogenation of 2-Butyne-1,4-diol Using Novel Bio-Palladium Catalysts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 49, 980-988.
  56. Mounzer, H.N., Wood, J., Stitt, E.H., 2010. Heterogeneous oxidation of 2-octanol on 5 wt%Pt-1 wt%Bi/Carbon catalyst. Chemical Engineering Science 65, 179-185.
  57. Bennett, J.A., Creamer, N.J., Deplanche, K., Macaskie, L.E., Shannon, I.J., Wood, J., 2010. Palladium supported on bacterial biomass as a novel heterogeneous catalyst: A comparison of Pd/Al2O3 and bio-Pd in the hydrogenation of 2-pentyne. Chemical Engineering Science 65, 282-290.
  58. Wang, J., Hassan, F., Chigada, P.I., Rigby, S.P., Al-Duri, B., Wood, J., 2009. Coke Formation and Characterization During 1-Hexene Isomerization and Oligomerization over H-ZSM-5 Catalyst under Supercritical Conditions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 48, 7899-7909.
  59. Wanga, J., Chigada, P.I., Rigby, S.P., Al-Duri, B., Wood, J., 2009. Prolonging catalyst lifetime in supercritical isomerization of 1-hexene over a platinum/alumina catalyst. Chemical Engineering Science 64, 3427-3436.
  60. Bennett, J.A., Fishwick, R.P., Spence, R., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., Jackson, S.D., Stitt, E.H., 2009. Hydrogenation of 2-pentyne over Pd/Al2O3 catalysts: Effect of operating variables and solvent selection. Applied Catalysis a-General 364, 57-64.
  61. Rigby, S.P., Chigada, P.I., Evbuomvan, I.O., Chudek, J.A., Miri, T., Wood, J., Bakalis, S., 2008. Experimental and modelling studies of the kinetics of mercury retraction from highly confined geometries during porosimetry in the transport and the quasi-equilibrium regimes. Chemical Engineering Science 63, 5771-5788.
  62. Creamer, N.J., Deplanche, K., Snape, T.J., Mikheenko, I.P., Yong, P., Samyahumbi, D., Wood, J., Pollmann, K., Selenska-Pobell, S., Macaskie, L.E., 2008. A biogenic catalyst for hydrogenation, reduction and selective dehalogenation in non-aqueous solvents. Hydrometallurgy 94, 138-143.
  63. Macaskie, L.E., Bennet, J.A., Winterbottom, M., Wood, J., Shannon, I., Deplanche, K., Creamer, N.J., 2008. Bacterial biomass supported palladium: A novel heterogeneous catalyst. Journal of Biotechnology 136, S375-S376.
  64. Link, J.M., Deen, N.G., Kuipers, J.A.M., Fan, X., Ingram, A., Parker, D.J., Wood, J., Seville, J.P.K., 2008. PEPT and discrete particle simulation study of spout-fluid bed regimes. Aiche Journal 54, 1189-1202.
  65. Wood, J., Fernandez, G., Barker, A., Gregory, J., Cumby, T., 2007. Efficiency of reed beds in treating dairy wastewater. Biosystems Engineering 98, 455-469.
  66. Wood, J., 2007. Professor Mike Winterbottom - Preface. Catalysis Today 128, 1-2.
  67. Tsoligkas, A.N., Simmons, M.J.H., Wood, J., Frost, C.G., 2007. Kinetic and selectivity studies of gas-liquid reaction under Taylor flow in a circular capillary. Catalysis Today 128, 36-46.
  68. Wood, J., Alldrick, M.J., Winterbottom, J.M., Stitt, E.H., Bailey, S., 2007. Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) study of ethyne hydrogenation on Pd/Al2O3. Catalysis Today 128, 52-62.
  69. Creamer, N.J., Mikheenko, I.P., Yong, P., Deplanche, K., Sanyahumbi, D., Wood, J., Pollmann, K., Merroun, M., Selenska-Pobell, S., Macaskie, L.E., 2007. Novel supported Pd hydrogenation bionanocatalyst for hybrid homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis. Catalysis Today 128, 80-87.
  70. Ochuma, I.J., Osibo, O.O., Fishwick, R.P., Pollington, S., Wagland, A., Wood, J., Winterbottorn, J.M., 2007. Three-phase photocatalysis using suspended titania and titania supported on a reticulated foam monolith for water purification. Catalysis Today 128, 100-107.
  71. Fishwick, R.P., Natividad, R., Kulkarni, R., McGuire, P.A., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., Stitt, E.H., 2007. Selective hydrogenation reactions: A comparative study of monolith CDC, stirred tank and trickle bed reactors. Catalysis Today 128, 108-114.
  72. Hu, B., Fishwick, R.P., Pacek, A.W., Winterbottom, J.M., Wood, J., Stitt, E.H., Nienow, A.W., 2007. Simultaneous measurement of in situ bubble size and reaction rates with a heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reaction. Chemical Engineering Science 62, 5392-5396.
  73. Tsoligkas, A.N., Simmons, M.J.H., Wood, J., 2007. Two phase gas-liquid reaction studies in a circular capillary. Chemical Engineering Science 62, 5397-5401.
  74. Tsoligkas, A., Simmons, M.J.H., Wood, J., 2007. Influence of orientation upon the hydrodynamics of gas-liquid flow for square channels in monolith supports. Chemical Engineering Science 62, 4365-4378.
  75. Ochuma, I.J., Fishwick, R.P., Wood, J., Winterbottoom, J.M., 2007. Photocatalytic oxidation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in water using a cocurrent downflow contactor reactor (CDCR). Journal of Hazardous Materials 144, 627-633.
  76. Natividad, R., Cruz-Olivares, J., Fishwick, R.P., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., 2007. Scaling-out selective hydrogenation reactions: From single capillary reactor to monolith. Fuel 86, 1304-1312.
  77. Ochuma, I.J., Fishwick, R.P., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., 2007. Optimisation of degradation conditions of 1,8-diazabicyclo 5.4.0 undec-7-ene in water and reaction kinetics analysis using a cocurrent downflow contactor photocatalytic reactor. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 73, 259-268.
  78. Creamer, N.J., Mikheenko, I.P., Deplanche, K., Yong, P., Wood, J., Pollmann, K., Selenska-Pobell, S., Macaskie, L.E., 2007. A novel hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis catalyst using palladized biomass of gram negative and gram positive bacteria, in: Schippers, A., Sand, W., Glombitza, F., Willscher, S. (Eds.), Biohydrometallury: From the Single Cell to the Environment, pp. 603-+.
  79. Rigby, S.P., Watt-Smith, M.J., Chigada, P., Chudek, J.A., Fletcher, R.S., Wood, J., Bakalis, S., Miri, T., 2006. Studies of the entrapment of non-wetting fluid within nanoporous media using a synergistic combination of MRI and micro-computed X-ray tomography. Chemical Engineering Science 61, 7579-7592.
  80. Kulkarni, R.R., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., Stitt, E.H., 2005. Effect of fines and porous catalyst on hydrodynamics of trickle bed reactors. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 44, 9497-9501.
  81. Kulkarni, R., Natividad, R., Wood, J., Stitt, E.H., Winterbottom, J.M., 2005. A comparative study of residence time distribution and selectivity in a monolith CDC reactor and a trickle bed reactor. Catalysis Today 105, 455-463.
  82. Stocks, C., Wood, J., Guy, S., 2005. Minimisation and recycling of spent acid wastes from galvanizing plants. Resources Conservation and Recycling 44, 153-166.
  83. Natividad, R., Kulkarni, R., Nuithitikul, K., Raymahasay, S., Wood, J., Winterbottom, J.M., 2004. Analysis of the performance of single capillary and multiple capillary (monolith) reactors for the multiphase Pd-catalyzed hydrogenation of 2-butyne-1,4-diol. Chemical Engineering Science 59, 5431-5438.
  84. Wood, J., Gladden, L.F., 2003. Effect of coke deposition upon pore structure and self-diffusion in deactivated industrial hydroprocessing catalysts. Applied Catalysis a-General 249, 241-253.
  85. Wood, J., Turner, P.H., 2003. Monitoring of itaconic acid hydrogenation in a trickle bed reactor using fiber-optic coupled near-infrared spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy 57, 293-298.
  86. Wood, J., Gladden, L.F., 2002. Modelling diffusion and reaction accompanied by capillary condensation using three-dimensional pore networks. Part 1. Fickian diffusion and pseudo-first-order reaction kinetics. Chemical Engineering Science 57, 3033-3045.
  87. Wood, J., Gladden, L.F., Keil, F.J., 2002. Modelling diffusion and reaction accompanied by capillary condensation using three-dimensional pore networks. Part 2. Dusty gas model and general reaction kinetics. Chemical Engineering Science 57, 3047-3059.

Expertise

Catalysis and reaction engineering; upgrading of heavy oil and bitumen; capture of carbon dioxide from power stations; various aspects of industrial catalysis