The key objective of Dr. Rupert J. Myers's research is to improve the sustainability of materials processing and use. Dr. Rupert J. Myers does this by coupling models of whole systems with individual materials and process technologies at relevant levels of complexity (temporal, spatial, technical) to drive science and engineering research and practice. This transdisciplinary approach integrates a holistic industrial ecology perspective with significant materials and chemical engineering, modelling, and experimental expertise. Questions and themes that Dr. Rupert J. Myers is interested in include: How can we use available resources whilst reducing whole life cycle environmental impacts, valorise more wastes more effectively, and meet the material requirements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Key research topics:
Industrial ecology – material efficiency, criticality, scenarios, recycling, substitution
Materials science and characterisation – cements and related materials, materials chemistry, geochemical/thermodynamic modelling, synchrotron and laboratory characterisation, waste valorisation
Data science – open science, databases, modelling