My mission is to improve the sustainability and well-being of society. To do this, I couple models of whole systems with individual materials and process technologies at relevant levels of complexity (temporal, spatial, technical), aiming to drive 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 I am interested in include: How can we efficiently use available resources while also reducing 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