Dr Rachael Rothman announced as Associate Director of Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

rrThe Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) are pleased to announce that Dr Rachael Rothman has been named the new Associate Director of The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. The centre is an ambitious and innovative collaboration between the University of Sheffield and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

The centre’s sustainability research creates knowledge and connects it to policy debates on how to build a fairer world and save natural resources for future generations.

Dr Rothman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and previous Director for Women in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield, commenting on her appointment she said:

“I am delighted to take on this role and be part of defining both the future of sustainability research at the university and the training of the sustainability leaders of the future.”

“The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures is at an exciting juncture and l look forward to using my chemical engineering knowledge of clean energy and sustainable processes to collaborate with colleagues across the university to find solutions to some of the most pressing sustainability issues we face.”

“The University of Sheffield has great strengths in sustainability research and we must ensure we break down traditional discipline boundaries to work together to find innovative solutions that can make a real difference in the world.”

The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures is co-funded by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, founded by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham. A world-renowned investment manager, Jeremy Grantham was brought up in Doncaster and graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Economics in 1961. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the University in 2012 and is a strong advocate for environmental issues.

Dr Rothman’s research is in the development and analysis of sustainable processes and clean energy systems. Her interests lie in whole systems analysis, clean energy technologies and thermochemical and electrochemical cycles for hydrogen production and carbon dioxide utilisation.