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Prof Umit Bititci

Project Co-I

Heriot Watt University

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Umit Bititci is a Professor of Business Performance and the Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He has a background that blends engineering, management consulting and academic research. He has authored several papers and books some of which have been widely cited. He has also led several large research and development projects at the UK and European scale in collaboration with industry partners across Europe. His research is underpinned with a whole systems approach to understanding how organisations measure and manage performance where he uses industry as his research laboratory through collaborative consultancy, KE… [Read more]

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Justina Heslop

Engagement Co-ordinator

Newcastle University

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I have worked as a Research Project Manager at Newcastle University since 2017.  I have supported several projects across Chemistry and Engineering most notable the North East Centre for Energy Materials. For the Centre for Circular Chemical Economy I support our engagement lead Dr Libby Gibson on activities working with our external partners across industry, academia and the public. [Read more]

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Dr M Mazharul Islam

Project Management Board Representative

Cardiff University

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Dr. Mohammad Mazharul Islam joined University of Cardiff in 2021 as a Research Associate in Dr. Alberto’s research group. Currently his research focuses on Computational study for the development of advanced catalytic processes to enable effective transformation of polymer waste into chemicals or fuels. Prior to this, Dr. Islam has worked as Faraday Institution Research Fellow at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Bath, UK between July 2018 and May 2021. He has been awarded with the visiting researcher contract by the Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn for a period between 2019-2021. He has completed… [Read more]

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Dr Katie Lamb

Industrial Engagement Co-ordinator

University of Sheffield

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Katie is a Research Associate for the Chemical & Biological Engineering (CBE) Department at The University of Sheffield. Katie started her role in 2021 and is working with the Centre and the Styring group to develop evidence-based policies for the implementation of a circular economy in the chemicals manufacturing industries. Using her knowledge of carbon dioxide and green chemistry, Katie will focus on evaluating the performance of competing technology pathways and devise new evidence-based policy instruments to stimulate supply, demand and investment in sustainable chemicals. Katie has a strong background in chemistry, in particular green and carbon dioxide chemistry, completing… [Read more]

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Grazia Leonzio

Research Associate

Imperial College London

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Grazia Leonzio is a Research Associate at the Imperial College London (Chemical Engineering department). Grazia has a strong background in renewable energy, carbon dioxide, modelling and optimization of chemical processes with environmental analyses. In her PhD thesis, she developed a mathematical model for a carbon capture utilization and storage supply chain, focusing the attention on carbon dioxide utilization (particularly methanol production). Currently, she is working on direct air capture to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, electrochemical processes for carbon dioxide utilization according to a digital and circular economy and supply chains modelling. [Read more]

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Qianqian Ma

PhD Student

Heriot-Watt University

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I have started my PhD study at Heriot-Watt University in 2021. I have a background in green finance and actuarial science. For my PhD study, my research interests include the financial aspect of the circular economy, corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investing. [Read more]

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Melissa Marques

Research Associate

Heriot-Watt University

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Melissa Marques is a Research Assistant at the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University. As a part-time member of the UKRI-funded Interdisciplinary Centre for Chemical Circular Economy, she contributes to research investigating how moving to a circular economy impacts businesses and what interventions in the wider system are required to accelerate the transition in the chemical sector. Additionally, Melissa is at the final stages of her PhD which discusses the relationships between circular economy and firm productivity and value creation. Having collaborated with dozens of companies in funded projects in recent years, she has published peer-reviewed reports and academic papers,… [Read more]

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