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Swathi Mukundan

Knowledge Exchange Forum Co-ordinator

Loughborough University

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Swathi Mukundan is a Research Associate working with Dr. Jonathan Wagner at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University. Before joining the Circular Chemical Economy Centre, Swathi studied Chemistry in Bharathidasan University, received PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, then worked for petrochemical industry and postdoctoral research in India. Her primary research themes are solid state catalysis, material characterisation, biomass conversion technologies, waste plastic utilisation, green chemistry, renewable energy. At Loughborough University, Swathi focusses on the catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass and chemical wastes, catalytic bio-oil upgrading, and aqueous phase reforming of the aqueous phase. [Read more]

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Preetam Sharma

Outreach and Widening Participation Co-ordinator

Loughborough University

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Preetam is a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering with Professor E. Yu. His research activities involve the development of nanocatalysts and electrochemical reactors for carbon dioxide utilisation. In the CircularChem project, he is focusing on the electrochemical CO2 reduction for production of the chemicals and its scale-up potentials. He obtained a PhD in nanomaterials for solar fuels production from the School of Engineering, Ulster University, UK in 2017. Since completing his PhD, he has been working on a variety of academic and industrial projects focusing on advanced materials for energy, environment and health. [Read more]

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Bhavin Siritanaratkul

Marketing Co-ordinator

University of Liverpool

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Bhavin is a postdoctoral researcher in electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide at the University of Liverpool with broad experience across catalysis, electrochemistry, and chemical engineering. During his undergraduate and Master’s degree studies at the University of Tokyo, he conducted research on photocatalytic water splitting using semiconductor particles. His DPhil work in bioelectrochemistry, with Prof. Fraser A. Armstrong at the University of Oxford, led to a novel electrochemical nicotinamide cofactor regeneration system, based on an enzyme from a photosynthetic pathway. He returned to the University of Tokyo as a postdoctoral researcher in heterogeneous catalysis for methane conversion. At Liverpool, his current… [Read more]

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Ajay Tomer

Knowledge Exchange Forum Co-ordinator

University of Liverpool

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Ajay joined University of Liverpool in 2021 as a Research Associate in Prof. Rosseinsky’s research group. Currently his research focuses on developing advanced catalytic formulations to enable effective transformation of polymer waste to chemicals or fuels. He received his MSc in Organic Chemistry from University of Pune, India. After that Ajay worked with National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, on the project entitled valorisation of biomass to chemicals under supercritical environment. Later he moved to University of Artois, France, and completed his PhD in Spécialité Molécules et Matière Condensée in 2017. His thesis work was focused on development of supported metallic… [Read more]

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Prof Aad van Moorsel

Project Co-I

Newcastle University

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I am a Professor in Computer Science, recently working mostly on topics related to financial systems.  My group is very interdisciplinary, with computer scientists, psychologists, social scientists and engineers.  See for instance the FinTrust project, where we research various aspects of trust in AI-based financial services (https://fintrustresearch.com/). In the Centre for Circular Chemical Economy my group helps in making the circular economy visible to policy makers, industry partners and citizens.  We will design and implement a proof-of-concept blockchain based system that allows various parties to make available and access trusted information.  We design this system together with the stakeholders for… [Read more]