Research Output per year
The energy transition to a low-carbon future will require developing renewable alternatives that remain both economically and performance competitive with existing materials. My research interests focus on the derivatisation of such materials from renewable feedstocks, specifically biopolymers. I am particularly interested in the application of catalytic processes for achieving this. More recently, I have developed an interest in recapturing material value from waste to further promote a circular economy approach, a shift I believe imperative if society is to realise a truly green future. My research interests are motivated by the challenge to work at the interface between chemistry and engineering to accelerate both the uptake and implementation of renewable technology, thus remediating inevitable barriers to adoption within industry.
Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Master of Research, Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT)
23 Sep 2019 → 21 Sep 2020
Chemistry, Master of Chemistry, University of Bath
22 Sep 2014 → 1 Jun 2018
Mono- and Dimeric Zinc(II) Complexes for PLA Production and Degradation into Methyl Lactate – A Chemical Recycling MethodPayne, J., McKeown, P., Mahon, M., Emanuelsson, E. A. C. & Jones, M., 27 Feb 2020, In : Polymer Chemistry.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article