Professor Solomon Brown

School of Chemical, Materials and Biological Engineering

Professor of Process and Energy Systems

Research Centre Director: CDT Energy Storage

MEE Year in Industry Co-ordinator

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Professor Solomon Brown
School of Chemical, Materials and Biological Engineering
Room C04
Pam Liversidge Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I graduated from King’s College London in 2007 with an MSci (Hons) in Mathematics. I completed a PhD from UCL in 2011 on the modelling of fluid flow and ductile fractures, in the course of which I was a co-recipient of the IChemE Frank Lees Medal for my collaborative work with the HSE on CO2 pipelines safety.

I took up a research associate followed by a Teaching Fellowship at UCL, during which I participated in a number of projects sponsored by the EC, EPSRC, UKCCSRC and Industry.

In December 2015 I joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer.

Research interests

My research focusses on mathematical modelling, process analysis and optimisation with a particular focus on clean energy processes, energy storage and energy systems. Key areas include:

  • the development of agent-based models for energy systems and technology adoption
  • techno-economic analysis of energy storage technologies
  • scheduling and supply chain analysis
  • Uncertainty quantification and Gaussian Processes

I welcome applications from prospective PhD students. If you are interested in projects in any of the above research areas, please contact me for further information (


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