kaKaty Armstrong

CO2Chem Network Manager


T: +44 (0)114 222 7508


I am the CO2Chem Network Manager based at the University of Sheffield. I have a B.Eng in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Sheffield (2000). Alongside my role at CO2Chem I am studying part-time for a PhD in life cycle and techno-economic assessment of carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) processes and supervise Masters level students doing research projects on LCA of CDU processes to create fuels, chemicals and building materials from CO2.

I have been managing the CO2Chem network since its creation in 2010 and am a member of the management group. Since its start I have overseen the networks growth from 100 to nearly 1000 members and its development into the largest international network in carbon dioxide utilisation. I develop the strategy for CO2Chem and have extensive experience in organising and facilitating networks.

Previously I managed a national network for the Methodist Church and regional networks for Museums Libraries and Archives Yorkshire, overseeing growth of the networks, organising events, conferences and training, developing websites, managing budgets, communicating science and defining strategy.


As CO2Chem Network Manager my main responsibilities are to manage, promote and grow the CO2Chem network by:

  • Liaising with Cluster leads to create vibrant clustered research communities.
  • As part of the management group develop strategy and vision for the network.
  • Manage the networks communication strategy by developing our website, twitter and facebook presence, disseminating news, event information and research highlights.
  • Organise regular networking opportunities for network members.

I also supervise masters research projects on life cycle assessment of CDU processes and research LCA and public perception issues surrounding CDU.

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