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Professor Ian Metcalfe is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University, having previously been a Professor in Chemical Engineering in both Manchester and Edinburgh and a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. Professor Metcalfe is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012. He has held both an Esso Centenary Education Award (1989) and an ICI Fellowship (1993). Whilst at Imperial College he received the Imperial College Award for Excellence in Teaching (1996).
Over the past twenty-five years he has built-up an externally funded research programme with a strong equipment base. This has been achieved through a balanced combination of individual and collaborative grants and contracts. The focus of his research is in applying chemical engineering to problems in the area of catalysis and high temperature membranes. While the emphasis is very much on applied research, often a fundamental understanding of the nature of the problem is necessary. He has published more than 100 refereed papers, and supervised around 50 PhD students.