Our members

The University of Sheffield has a distinguished team of academics and officers working with AREC.

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Academic staff
Advanced materials & manufacturing leads
  • Professor Mark Rainforth, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Director of Mercury Centre
  • Professor Neil Hopkins, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Dr Christophe Pinna, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Derek Sinclair, Professor in Materials Chemistry
  • Dr Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • Dr Stuart Dawson, Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Energy & nuclear Leads
  • Professor Mark Rainforth, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Director of Mercury Centre
  • Professor Neil Hopkins, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Dr Christophe Pinna, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Derek Sinclair, Professor in Materials Chemistry
  • Dr Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • Dr Stuart Dawson, Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Energy & nuclear leads
Water lead
Agritech & food leads
Post-doctoral research associates (PDRAs) research and KE Fellows and PhD researchers
  • Faisal H Abubakar, EPSRC e-futures DTC Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher - energy LCA and circular economy) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Dr Andrea Genovese
  • Dr Mustafa Ali, AREC PDRA (BBSRC H3 LCA and modelling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof Sonal Choudhary
  • Ghada Almazroa, Doctoral Researcher (Big data in finance and banking) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh, Prof Sumon Bhaumik and Dr Stuart Maguire  
  • Deepak Arunachalam, AREC Doctoral Researcher (Big Data) Supervised by Prof. Elaine Toms
  • Dolores Astudillo EPSRC Energy Storage Doctoral Researcher (AREC Researcher - energy storage and LCA) Supervised by Prof. Peter Hall and Prof. Lenny Koh
  • Ilina Atanasovka, Doctoral Researcher (Marie Currie PROSFET and PROCEEDS Circular economy in food park) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh, Prof Panos Ketikidis and Prof Sonal Choudhary
  • Andreas Bofinger, SEERC Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher - green manufacturing) Supervised by Prof. John Cullen Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Panos Ketikidis
  • Dr Richard Bruce, AREC Researcher (Open book accounting in food supply chains) Supervised by Prof. John Cullen and Prof. Lenny Koh
  • Mauro Cruz Mercado, Food Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – food sustainability) Supervised by Prof Peter Jackson)
  • Dr Seyed Ebrahimi, EPSRC JLR Simulife Research Associate (AREC PDRA – LCA and resource efficiency) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh Dr Christophe Pinna Prof David Wagg Prof Constantinos Soutis and JLR
  • Dr Ramzi Fayad, AREC PDRA (NERC Plastics discrete event simulation and modelling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh, Dr Cansu Kandemir and Dr Christian Reynolds
  • Mengfend Gong, Supply Chain Doctoral Researcher (AREC Researcher - sustainable supply chain) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Andrew Simpson
  • Dr Liam Goucher, N8 KE Fellow (AREC Researcher and KE Fellow - Agrifood LCA)  Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh Prof. Peter Horton and Prof. Duncan Cameron
  • Mahmoud Hagadelhaq, Doctoral Researcher (EPSRC Hydrogen in glass and their life cycle sustainability) Supervised by Dr Ruoyang Yuan and Prof. Lenny Koh
  • Besart Hajrizi, SEERC Doctoral Researcher (AREC Researcher - Innovation Model) Supervised by Prof. David Oglethorpe and Dr. Sonal Choudhary
  • Dr Rukayya Ibrahim Muazu, AREC PDRA - ESPRC funded Plastic: Redefining single use at the UoS to work on LCA and ERA
  • Dr Benjamin Lowe, Research Associate (AREC researcher – water sustainability) Supervised by Prof David Oglethorpe and Dr Sonal Choudhary
  • Stella Manoli, Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Researcher(AREC researcher – composite materials LCA) Supervised by Prof Patrick Fairclough Dr Chis Holland and Prof Lenny Koh
  • Dr Rafael Mauricio Eufrassio Espinosa, AREC PDRA (Leverhulme Climate Change Mitigation LCA) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. David Beerling
  • Dr Jamal Miah, EPSRC R2REE Research Associate (AREC PDRA – road-to-rail energy storage LCA) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Prof David Stone
  • Kamal Miah, EPSRC Materials DTC Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – manufacturing and sintering materials LCA) Supervised by Dr Richard Thackeray and Prof Lenny Koh
  • Dr Raymond Obayi, AREC Researcher (AREC PDRA – resource efficiency and knowledge management) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Prof David Oglethorpe
  • Eunice Oppon, Leverhulme Trust LC3M and Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Scholar (AREC researcher – climate change LCA) Supervised by Professor Lenny Koh and Prof David Beerling
  • Dr Jack Pickering, AREC PDRA (NERC Plastics behavioral social science) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Dr Christian Reynolds
  • Madeline Rihner, Doctoral Researcher (EPSRC Sustainable cement, LCA and circular economy) Supervised by Dr Brant Walkley, Prof Andrea Genovese, Prof John Provis, Prof. Lenny Koh
  • Dr Victor Shi, AMRC Postdoctoral Researcher (AREC PDRA – servitisation) Supervised by Prof Keith Ridgway
  • Dr Olga Siemers, Research Fellow EU H2020 GOF4R (AREC research fellow – transport infrastructure policy) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh Prof Elaine Toms and Dr Jonathan Paragreen
  • Dr Lucy Smith, Materials Postdoctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – materials LCA and indicators) Supervised by Prof Ian Reaney Prof Lenny Koh and Prof Mark Rainforth
  • Dr Adrian Solomon, AREC PDRA (paper cup recycling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Peter Styring
  • Hui Sun (Avril), ESRC WR CDT Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher - food supply chain sustainability) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Dr Sonal Chaudhary
  • Karthik Suresh Research Assistant - Management School (AREC researcher – risk modelling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh
  • Andrew Timmis ,Post Doctoral Research Assistant (AREC researcher – materials composite LCA) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Prof Alma Hodzic
  • Dr Abiye Tob-Ogu, Postdoctoral Research Associate (AREC PDRA – sustainable transportation) Supervised by Dr Andrea Genovese and Dr Erica Ballantyne
  • Jacob Whittle, Doctoral Researcher (EPSRC & SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems and British Steel, EngD in Engineering performance, sustainability metrics, and business models to drive optimisation of steel in low carbon rail transport networks) Supervised by Prof. David Fletcher, Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof Gari Harris
Business development and partnership
  • Dr Mel Knight, Challenge Driven Support Manager - Research Services
  • Peter Caven, Challenge Driven Support Officer - Research Services
  • Jennifer Phaff, Challenge Driven Support Officer - Research Services
  • Dr Neil Lowrie, Business Development Manager
  • Dr Richard France, Senior Business Development Manager
  • Charles Wilby, Business Development Manager
  • Chris Baker, Partnership Manager
  • Lee Allman, Research Study Manager (AMRC/Engineering)
  • Dr. Adrian Solomon, AREC Project Manager
  • Angela Booth, AREC Support Officer for Professor Lenny Koh

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