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
  • 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
  • Andreas Bofinger, SEERC Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher - green manufacturing) Supervised by Prof. John Cullen Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Panos Ketikidis
  • 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. Rafael Mauricio Eufrassio Espinosa, AREC PDRA (Leverhulme Climate Change Mitigation LCA) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. David Beerling
  • 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
  • Besart Hajrizi, SEERC Doctoral Researcher (AREC Researcher - Innovation Model) Supervised by Prof. David Oglethorpe and Dr. Sonal Choudhary
  • 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
  • Mauro Cruz Mercado, Food Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – food sustainability) Supervised by Prof Peter Jackson)
  • 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 Rukayya Ibrahim Muazu, AREC PDRA - ESPRC funded Plastic: Redefining single use at the UoS to work on LCA and ERA
  • 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. 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. Victor Shi, AMRC Postdoctoral Researcher (AREC PDRA – servitisation) Supervised by Prof Keith Ridgway
  • 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
  • Richard Bruce, AREC Researcher (Open book accounting in food supply chains) Supervised by Prof. John Cullen and Prof. Lenny Koh
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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