Professor Peter Styring
Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry
Professor of Public Engagement
Member of the Leonardo Tribology Centre
T: +44 (0)114 222 7571
BSc. PhD. CEng. CChem. FIChemE. FRSC
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 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.
Recent Grants Awarded
Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)