Our Members

The University of Sheffield has a distinguished team of academics and officers working with AREC. Please see below for more information about our individual team members.




Further information

Professor Lenny Koh Director of AREC Click here
Professor Panos Ketikidis Co-Director of AREC, Europe Click here



Further information

Dr Erica Ballantyne Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management Click here
Dr Andrew Brint Lecturer in Operations Management Click here
Richard Bruce Business Engagement Lead for the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and Lecturer in Supply Chain Accounting & Finance Click here
Dr Chantal C Cantarelli Lecturer in Operations Management Click here
Dr Sonal Choudhary Lecturer in Sustainable Management Click here
Professor Federica Cucchiella University of L’Aquila
Dr Andrea Genovese Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Click here
Professor Jonathan Linton Operations Management and Decision Sciences Click here
Dr Stuart Maguire Lecturer in Information Systems Management Click here
Dr Robert Marchand Lecturer in Operations Management Click here
Professor David Oglethorpe Dean, Sheffield University Management School Click here
Professor Ian Reaney Professor in Ceramics Click here
Dr Antonino Sgalambro Lecturer in Operations Research Click here
Professor Ian Shellard Rolls-Royce appointed Honorary Visiting Professor Click here
Professor Andrew Simpson Associate Dean External Business Advancement, Sheffield University Management School Click here
Dr Mike Simpson Senior Lecturer in Business Management Click here
Professor Elaine Toms Chair in Information Innovation and Management

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Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Leads

Professor Mark Rainforth Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of Mercury Centre Click here
Professor Neil Hopkins/Dr Christophe Pinna Professor of Manufacturing Engineering/Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Click here
Professor Derek Sinclair Professor in Materials Chemistry Click here
Dr Sam Turner/ Dr Stuart Dawson Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Click here

Energy & Nuclear Leads

Professor Peter Styring Director of UK CDU, Department of Chemistry Click here
Professor Neil Hyatt Professor of Nuclear Materials Click here
Professor Mike Tynan/ Dr Andrew Storer Chief Executive of Nuclear AMRC Click here

Water Lead

Professor Simon Tait Professor of Water Engineering Click here

Agritech & Food Leads

Professor Jurriaan Ton Professor & ERC research fellow - Department of Animal & Plant Sciences Click here
Professor Peter Jackson Chair of the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) Social Science Research Committee, Geography Click here
Professor Duncan Cameron Professor of Plant and Soil Biology, Royal Society University Research Fellow Click here

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 Francesco Ciardiello Research Associate (AREC PDRA – operational research) Supervised by Prof. Andrew Simpson
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
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 Taofeeq Ibn-Mohammed Research Associate - ESPRC - Management School (AREC PDRA – materials LCA) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh, Prof Ian Reaney and Prof Derek Sinclair
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
Ashish Momaya Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – blockchain technology) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Prof Jonathan Linton
Dr Jonathan Morris Research Associate (AREC PDRA – water sustainability) Supervised by Dr Tina McGuiness
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)
Lucy Smith Materials Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – materials LCA and indicators) Supervised by Prof Ian Reaney, Prof Lenny Koh, Dr Taofeeq Ibn-Mohammed and Prof Mark Rainforth
Karthik Suresh Research Assistant - Management School (AREC researcher – risk modelling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh
Hui Sun (Avril) ESRC WR CDT Doctoral Researcher (AREC researcher – food supply chain sustainability) Supervised by Prof Lenny Koh and Dr Sonal Choudhary
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
Dr. Adrian Solomon AREC PDRA (paper cup recycling) Supervised by Prof. Lenny Koh and Prof. Peter Styring
Richard Bruce AREC Researcher (Open book accounting in food supply chains) Supervised by Prof. John Cullen 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

Business Development and Partnership

Dr Mel Knight Challenge Driven Support Manager - Research Services Click here
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