Our research


Five themes

  • Techniques to carbon neutral fuels such as biomass and hydrogen to be used in systems designed for fossil fuels.
  • Use of CO2 as a chemical feedstock for industry and manufacture – turning a waste into a product.
  • Use of biomass as a feedstock for chemical processes as a replacement for fossil fuels.
  • CO2 capture technologies for a range of in industrial sectors, including power, iron, steel, cement and glass-making.
  • Automation of large energy-intensive processes to improve their flexibility and emission performance.



Ragab R, Parker J, Li M, Liu T, Morris A, Sun W. Requirements for and challenges in developing improved creep ductility-based constitutive models for tempered martensitic CSEF steels. Journal of Materials Research and Technology 2022; 17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2022.02.047

Ragab R, Parker J, Li M, Liu T, Sun W. Creep crack growth modelling of Grade 91 vessel weldments using a modified ductility based damage model. European Journal of Mechanics a-Solids. 2022; 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechsol.2021.104424


Ragab R, Parker J, Li M, Liu T, Sun W. Modelling of a Grade 91 power plant pressurised header weldment under ultra super-critical creep conditions. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. 2021;192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpvp.2021.104389