Dr Abby Samson

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Fuels and Combustion

Abby Samson
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Dr Abby Samson
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room C03b
Ella Armitage Building
40 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

Dr. Abby Samson is a Lecturer in Fuels and Combustion in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  She is a member of the Energy Engineering Group and the Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield.

Prior to this, she was a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Lincoln.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds in biomass conversion, a MS in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University in coal and carbon science and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Abby’s research deals with the development of low-carbon and sustainable energy and fuels including fundamental studies on gasification, combustion and pyrolysis of solid fuels, heterogenous catalysis, pollution control, carbon capture and materials recovery.

Research interests

Thermal conversion of solid fuels
Fuel processing and upgrading
Carbon capture
Heterogeneous catalysis
Waste to energy


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Teaching activities

Module Leader for MEC303 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles