Peter StyringProf. Peter Styring

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry & Head of Department

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Biographical Sketch

Prof. Styring obtained his BSc in Chemistry (1985) and PhD in Chemistry at The University of Sheffield before going on to work in Spain and the USA. He then moving back to the UK and was appointed Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Hull, sponsored first by Thorn EMI (Liquid Crystals) and then DERA (Computational Chemistry). He moved to Chemical Engineering at Sheffield in 2000 as Senior Lecturer then was promoted to Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry in 2007. He moved back to Chemistry at Sheffield in 2017 to become Head of Department.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

CEng; CChem; FIChemE; FRSC

Awards

IChemE Hanson Medal (2007); Nova Institute Award for Innovation in CDU (2012)

Research Keywords

Organic chemistry; Catalysis and functional materials through directed assembly; Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CDU)

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Research Interests

Peter Styring’s expertise lies in the field of organic chemistry, catalysis and functional materials through directed assembly, 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.

Carbon Capture and Utilisation

Peter is an expert in Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CDU) with increasing expertise in CDU policy. He is 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. Peter’s work in CDU is extended through efforts in the synthesis of polymers, small molecules and liquid fuels, using the commercially viable products as energy stores from renewable power.

Peter is author of  Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the Green Economy  policy White Paper that has received global acclaim and co-editor of the textbook “Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the carbon cycle”. He also works with governments through consultation on future strategies for CDU both at national and at a global level.

Peter is Chair of the CO2Chem Network, the largest global network of academics, industry and policy makers with interests in CDU. The network currently has over 1,200 members and is continually growing, giving network members access to a vast database of knowledge and potential collaborators in this exciting field of research.

Public Understanding of Science

Peter was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow from 2006-9, working on TV, radio and the printed media with a focus on one of his other research interests, Snowsports Engineering. He 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

Recent Grants Awarded

  • CO2Chem v3.0 (EPSRC, 2017-2019).
  • TEA (Global CO2 Initiative, 2017-2018) with TU-Berlin and IASS Potsdam, Germany.
  • LCA (Global CO2 Initiative, 2017-2018) with RWTH Aachen University and IASS Potsdam, Germany.
  • Gaseous Industrial Emissions (EASME-Horizon 2020, 2016-2018) with ECOFYS and ECN.
  • Recycling Paper Costa Coffee Cups (Costa Coffee) (2016-2018) with DS Smith Anthysis and TUOS School of Management.
  • Sustainable Fertilisers (BBSRC-Innovate UK Agri-Tech Catalyst, 2014-2018) with ITM-Power, Waitrose, BPE and FERA.
  • Carbon Next (Horizon 2020, 2016-2018) with Dechema, Germany and Trinomics, Netherlands.
  • LifesCO2R (EPSRC, 2016-2020) with Universities of Newcastle, Oxford, Surrey and South of Wales.
  • 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 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

Professional activities

  • Chartered Engineer & Chartered Chemist
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • 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
  • Chair of the 2016 ICCDU conference
  • Member of the ICCDU International Scientific Board
  • UK Coordinator for the FP7 Regions of Knowledge SCOT consortium
  • EPSRC College Member
  • Participant in numerous external administrative/policy activities
  • Expert Panel Member for FOM, Netherlands; FFG, Austria
  • Moderator for DECC in 4 Kingdoms Initiative
  • European Parliament STOA expert group on CO2 to methanol
  • Board Member of the European Association of CO2 Transformations (ASCOT)
  • Panel Lead at the Mission Innovation CCUS Workshop, Houston, Texas 2017.

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Styring P, Armstrong P & Quadrelli EA (2014) Potential CO2 Utilisation Contributions to a more Carbon Sober Future: A 2050 Vision In Styring P, Armstrong K & Quadrelli EA (Ed.), Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Closing the Carbon Cycle (pp. 285-303). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Styring P (2014) Carbon Dioxide Capture Agents and Processes In Styring P, Armstrong K & Quadrelli EA (Ed.), Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle (pp. 19-32). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Styring P, Armstrong K & Quadrelli EA (2014) Preface In Styring P, Armstrong K & Quadrelli EA (Ed.), Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle (pp. xv-xxiv). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Styring P & Dowson G (2014) Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Oxygenated Organics In Styring P, Armstrong K & Quadrelli EA (Ed.), Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Closing the Carbon Cycle (pp. 141-159). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Styring P, Quadrelli EA & Armstrong K (2014) Preface In Styring P, Quadrelli E & Armstrong K (Ed.), Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle: First Edition (pp. xv-xxiv).

Conference proceedings papers

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Styring P (2004) Towards liquid crystal synthesis using high throughput and micro reactor technologies. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 411 (pp 1059-1070)
  • 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)
  • Watts P, Wiles C, Haswell SJ, Pombo-Villar E & Styring P (2001) The synthesis of peptides using micro reactors. MICROREATION TECHNOLOGY (pp 508-515)
  • 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)
  • Goodby JW, Toyne KJ, Hird M, Styring P, Lewis RA, Beer A, Dong CC, Glendenning ME, Jones JC, Lymer KP, Slaney AJ, Minter V & Chan LKM (2000) Ferroelectric liquid crystalline materials: Hosts, dopants and gels for display applications. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, Vol. 346 (pp 169-182)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Goodby JW, Toyne KJ, Hird M, Styring P, Lewis RA, Beer A, Dong CC, Glendenning ME, Jones JC, Lymer KP, Slaney AJ, Minter V & Chan LKM (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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-+)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • MAITLIS PM, BRUCE DW, DHILLON R, DUNMUR DA, FANIZZI FP, HUNT SE, LELAGADEC R, LALINDE E, ORR R, ROURKE JP, SALT NJS, STACEY JP & STYRING P (1990) METALLOMESOGENS - ORGANOMETALLIC AND COORDINATION-COMPLEXES WITH LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE PROPERTIES. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, Vol. 14(6-7) (pp 549-551)
  • 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.

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

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.

Edited books

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