Professor Peter Styring

BSc, PhD, CEng, CChem, FIChemE, FRSC

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry

Professor of Public Engagement

Member of the Leonardo Tribology Centre

Professor Styring
p.styring@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7571

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Professor Peter Styring
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

My expertise lies in the field of catalysis and functional materials, together with their continuous flow processing that allows reactions to be rapidly taken from the Discovery scale to the Production scale over a short time scale. I'm an expert in Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CDU) with increasing expertise in CDU policy.

I'm author of the Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the Green Economy policy document that has received global acclaim. I also work with government through consultation on future strategies for CDU both at national and at a European level.

I'm Chair of the CO2Chem Network, the largest global network of academics, industry and policy makers with interests in CDU. The network currently has 900 members and is continually growing. Giving network members access to a vast database of knowledge and potential collaborators in this exciting field of research.

I've also considerable expertise in catalysis and physical & synthetic organic chemistry having previously been a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry sponsored first by Thorn EMI and then DERA. I gained a BSc and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield before going on to work in Spain and the USA before moving back to the UK. I'm currently working on novel solid carbon capture agents combined with solid supported catalysts that can act in tandem and so reduce process costs while increasing energy efficiency. My work in CDU is extended through efforts in the production of polymers, small molecules and liquid fuels, using the commercially viable products as energy stores from renewable power.

I was also an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow form 2006-9, working on TV, radio and the printed media with a focus on one of my other research interests, Snowsports Engineering. I presented a number of programmes on TV and eventually became a film maker, producing films for 5 News, Current TV and new media channels. That work continues within CO2Chem with the production of films for public engagement.

Research interests
  • New materials for carbon dioxide capture
  • Catalysts for carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU)
  • Absorber and reactor intensification for CDU
  • Process design for energy and economically efficient CDU
  • Life Cycle Assessment in CDU
  • CDU Policy and Public Engagement
  • Snowsports Tribology
Publications

Books

  • Styring P, Quadrelli EA & Armstrong K (2015) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Styring P, Quadrelli E & Armstrong K (Eds.) (2014) Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle: First Edition. Elsevier. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Brocklebank I, Styring P & Beck S (2018) Heat mapping for district heating. Energy Procedia, Vol. 151 (pp 47-51), 11 September 2018 - 12 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • 孝毅 高, Watson M, Styring P, Hird M & Goodby JW (2018) 新規液晶性化合物の合成とツイストインバージョン (pp 140-141) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P & Phan NTS (2008) ACSAICHE 99093-Aqueous reaction and processing in Suzuki-Miyaura couplings using immobilized palladium catalysts in a phosphine-free system. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 235 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lee AF, Brydson RM, Hackett SFJ, Khan J, Styring P & Wilson K (2008) Exceptionally active single-site mesoporous Pd/Al2O3catalysts for allylic alcohol selective aerobic oxidation. Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Conference, Presentations at the 2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting (pp 51-59) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P & Phan NTS (2008) Aqueous reaction and processing in suzuki-miyaura couplings using immobilized palladium catalysts in a phosphine-free system. Sustainable Engineering Forum Conference, Topical Conference at the 2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting (pp 159-165) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Khan J, Styring P & Lee AF (2008) Aerobic epoxidation of alkenes with manganese (III) salen complexes immobilised onto aminopropyl-HMS. Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Conference, Presentations at the 2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting (pp 26-34) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Garrard A, Beck S & Styring P (2004) Numerical model of a single phase, regenerative fuel cell. Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - 2004 (pp 79-84) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P (2004) Towards liquid crystal synthesis using high throughput and micro reactor technologies. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 411 (pp 1059-1070) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P & Saez IM (2004) Side chain liquid crystal polyacrylate and polymethacrylate nickel complexes free from covalent cross-linking. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 411 (pp 1533-1544) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Das V, Brown DH, Styring P & Allen RWK (2003) Electromechanical behaviour of smectic liquid crystal elastomers. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2003: ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATORS AND DEVICES (EAPAD), Vol. 5051 (pp 458-463) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Watts P, Wiles C, Haswell SJ, Pombo-Villar E & Styring P (2001) The synthesis of peptides using micro reactors. MICROREATION TECHNOLOGY (pp 508-515) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodby JW, Toyne KJ, Hird M, Styring P, Lewis RA, Beer A, Dong CC, Glendenning ME, Jones JC, Lymer KP , Slaney AJ et al (2000) Ferroelectric liquid crystalline materials: Hosts, dopants and gels for display applications. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 346 (pp 169-182) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skelton V, Greenway G, Haswell S, Styring P, Morgan D, Warrington B & Wong S (2000) The design of a continuous flow combinatorial screening micro reactor system with on-chip detection. MICRO TOTAL ANALYSIS SYSTEMS 2000, PROCEEDINGS (pp 59-62) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Haswell SJ, Fletcher PDI, Greenway GM, Skelton V, Styring P, Morgan DO, Wong SYF & Warrington BH (2000) Micro-chemical reactors: The key to controlling chemistry. AUTOMATED SYNTHETIC METHODS FOR SPECIALITY CHEMICALS(250) (pp 25-33) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skelton V, Greenway GM, Haswell SJ, Styring P & Morgan DO (2000) Micro-reactor synthesis: synthesis of cyanobiphenyls using a modified Suzuki coupling of an aryl halide and aryl boronic acid.. MICROREACTION TECHNOLOGY: INDUSTRIAL PROSPECTS (pp 235-242) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodby JW, Toyne KJ, Hird M, Styring P, Lewis RA, Beer A, Dong CC, Glendenning ME, Jones JC, Lymer KP , Slaney AJ et al (2000) Chiral liquid crystals for ferroelectric, electroclinic and antiferroelectric displays and photonic devices. LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS, Vol. 3955 (pp 2-14) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mills JT, Gleeson HF, Goodby JW, Hird M, Seed A & Styring P (1999) A comparison of the optical and steric tilt in antiferroelectric liquid crystals. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 330 (pp 1693-1700) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P (1999) Molecular dynamics simulation of smectic phases in pentamethyl-disiloxane-terminated mesogens. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 332 (pp 2709-+) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dal Mas N, Ferrarini A, Nordio PL, Styring P & Todd SM (1999) Prediction of pitch in twisted nematics: Puzzling cases. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 328 (pp 391-399) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mills J, Miller R, Gleeson H, Seed A, Hird M & Styring P (1997) The physical properties of a series of antiferroelectric heterocyclic esters.. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 303 (pp 145-152) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dong CC, Styring P, Chan LKM & Goodby JW (1997) Difluorobiphenyl dioxaborinanes for ferroelectric liquid crystal applications. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 302 (pp 289-294) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tantrawong S & Styring P (1997) Oxovanadium(IV) metallomesogens derived from 1,3-diketonate ligands: The importance of ligand design. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 302 (pp 309-314) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Seed AJ, Hird M, Styring P, Gleeson HF & Mills JT (1997) Heterocyclic esters exhibiting frustrated liquid crystal phases. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 299 (pp 19-25) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saez IM & Styring P (1997) Synthesis and liquid crystalline phase behaviour of a novel metallomesogenic side chain liquid crystal polymer free from cross-linking. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 299 (pp 163-168) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robinson WK, Carboni C, Gleeson HF, Hird M, Styring P & Seed A (1995) Electro-optic and piezo-optic studies of an antiferro-ferri-ferro-electric system. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 263 (pp 69-79) RIS download Bibtex download
  • BRUCE DW, DAVIS SC, DUNMUR DA, HUDSON SA, MAITLIS PM & STYRING P (1992) MESOMORPHIC METAL-COMPLEXES DERIVED FROM 4-ALKYLOXYSTILBAZOLES. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 215 (pp 1-11) RIS download Bibtex download
  • MAITLIS PM, BRUCE DW, DHILLON R, DUNMUR DA, FANIZZI FP, HUNT SE, LELAGADEC R, LALINDE E, ORR R, ROURKE JP , SALT NJS et al (1990) METALLOMESOGENS - ORGANOMETALLIC AND COORDINATION-COMPLEXES WITH LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE PROPERTIES. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, Vol. 14(6-7) (pp 549-551) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P () Supply Security - The Circular Economy. USES Conference Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skelton V, Greenway G, Haswell S, Morgan D, Styring P, Warrington B & Wong S () Preliminary Results: The Development of a Continuous Flow Injection Microreactor For Organic Synthesis and Combinatorial Applications using Wittig Chemistry. Proceedings of The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 1 November 1999 - 30 November 1999. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Styring P, Sicheng L, Reed DG & Dowson GRM () Kinetic Analysis of the Accelerated Mineralization of Lead Mine Tailings. Next Generation Mining and Fuels, NxGnMiFu 2017, 15 February 2017. RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Styring P, Jansen D, de Coninck H, Reith J & Armstrong K (2011) Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the green economy Using CO2 to manufacture fuel, chemicals and materials RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Wilson IA, Styring P, Armstrong K & Dowson G We can turn CO2 in the air into new materials – but don’t expect that to stop climate change. RIS download Bibtex download
Grants
  • SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformations): FP7 Regions of Knowledge consortium with Belgium, France and the Netherlands (2013-2016)
  • Industrial Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation: Department of Energy and Climate Change contract (2013-2014)
  • 4CU (A Coordinated, Comprehensive Approach to Carbon Capture and Utilisation: EPSRC Programme Grant EP/K001329/1 with UCL, QUB and University of Manchester (2012-2017)
  • CO2Chem Grand Challenge Network Continuation: EPSRC EP/K007947/1 (2012-2017)
  • Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the Green Economy: CLCF Policy Document authoring with ECN, The Netherlands (2011)
  • Utilising CO2 in Synthesis and Transforming the Chemicals Industry: EPSRC EP/H035702/1 (2010-2012)
Professional activities
  • Chartered Engineer & Chartered Chemist
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Numerous Plenary Lectures, Keynotes and Invited Seminars
  • Consultant on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation
  • Chair of the CO2Chem Network
  • Chair of the 2015 Faraday Discussion on Carbon Dioxide Utilization
  • Regional Chair of the 2017 ICCDU conference which will be held for the first time in the UK
  • Member of the ICCDU International Scientific Board
  • UK Coordinator for the FP7 Regions of Knowledge SCOT consortium
  • EPSRC College Member
  • Member of the IChemE Publication Medals Board
  • Participant in numerous external administrative/policy activities
  • Expert Panel Member for FOM, Netherlands
  • Moderator for DECC in 4 Kingdoms Initiative
  • European Parliament STOA expert group on CO2 to methanol
  • Member of European Task Force on Carbon Dioxide Re-use

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)

  • Director of the CO2Chem Network ( co2chem.com), part of the EPSRC Grand Challenge in the Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Director of the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDUUK) based at Sheffield
  • UK Member of the ICCDU International Scientific Board
  • Member of the European Taskforce on Carbon Dioxide Reuse
  • Managing Director of CO2Chem Media & Publishing Limited
Awards
  • 2007 IChemE Hanson Medal
  • 2012 Nova Institute Award for Innovation in CDU