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Stuart Haszeldine

SCCS Director and Professor of Carbon Capture & Storage, University of Edinburgh

e. stuart.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 650 8549
secretary. +44 (0)131 650 0270

Stuart Haszeldine is the current Director of SCCS and the worlds first Professor of CCS, he is one of the key driving forces behind establishing CCS as a new industry in the UK, EU and worldwide. Stuart has over 35 years research experience in energy and environment; innovating new approaches to oil and gas extraction, radioactive waste disposal, carbon capture and storage, and biochar in soils. Stuart provides advice to both UK and Scottish governments. He was elected FRSE in 2002, awarded the Geological Society William Smith Medal in 2011 and in 2012 was appointed OBE for services to climate change technologies.

Key CCS Research

Evaluation of carbon capture and storage projects, subsurface storage of carbon dioxide. Movement and geochemistry of fluids in porous and fractured sedimentary rocks. Management of geological carbon. Radioactive waste storage. Energy supply. Shale gas. Compressed air storage. Climate Engineering.

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Eric Mackay

Foundation CMG Chair in Reactive Flow Simulation, Heriot-Watt University

e. eric.mackay@pet.hw.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 451 3670

Eric Mackay holds the Foundation CMG Chair in Reactive Flow Simulation in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, where he has worked since 1990. He is involved in projects identifying methods for calculating secure CO₂ storage potential in saline formations and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Key CCS Research

CO₂ Storage reservoir engineering, pore scale modelling and oilfield scale.

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Maria-Chiara Ferrari

Senior Lecturer in Membranes for Carbon Capture, University of Edinburgh

e. M.Ferrari@ed.ac.uk
t. +44(0)131 6505689

Maria-Chiara Ferrari received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2009 with a dissertation on mass transport in polymers. Since 2011, she has established her research and experimental facilities for membranes for gas separation at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on pre and post-combustion carbon capture from power plants (sponsored by ScottishPower and Johnson Matthey) and industrial plants and natural gas purification with both experimental and modelling studies. She is University of Edinburgh PI for the H2020 project, NanoMEMC2.

Key CCS Research

Pre and post-combustion carbon capture from power plants and industrial plants, and natural gas purification

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Maxine Akhurst

Geology and Landscape Project Leader, British Geological Survey

e. mcak@bgs.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 650 0285

Maxine Akhurst is a geologist at the British Geological Survey and leads, manages and contributes to applied geoscience research projects. She has experience in geological survey and 3D modelling, multi-contractor commissioned research, the geology of the Southern Uplands and Midland Valley as well as offshore Scotland. She has led three Scottish CCS studies funded by consortia of industry and government. She leads and manages BGS contributions to CCS research projects funded by the EU and UK research council.

Key CCS Research

Maxine's key areas of research interest are: screening, selection and regulation of geological sites for carbon capture and storage; application of numerical methods to palaeontological collections; applied geology of the Midland Valley of Scotland; architecture of geological survey data; Southern Uplands sedimentological and structural evolution; contourite and turbidite sedimentology; carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis.

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Clare Bond

Reader in Geology, University of Aberdeen

e. clare.bond@abdn.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)1224 273492

Clare Bond is a structural geologists whose research interests span uncertainty in interpretation of geological data through to deformation mechanisms and the interaction of fluids with other crustal processes. She leads an international group of researchers whose work is funded through industry collaborations, research councils and other organisations. Clare also has interests in how society and societal perceptions influence energy choices.

Key CCS Research

Natural CO2 leakage as analogues for CO2 flux; and implication for storage sites. Fault and fracture permeability as CO2 fast or slow pathways in the crust; including reactive transport. Seismic interpretation and imaging of CO2. Site characterisation and uncertainty modelling. Societal perceptions of CCS and energy technologies.

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Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde

e. jen.roberts@strath.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)141 548 3177

Jen is a Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy, which is a research-facing Lectureship position. Her research is interdisciplinary and applied, and addresses the social and environmental risk of geological resources – often relating to CCS. These risks vary from the very specific or technical-facing, to broad and societal-facing, and the range of risks and impacts and decision-making processes in-between. Ultimately her work aims to inform how the necessary transition to a net zero carbon future can be implemented in a way that is acceptable to society and to the environment.

Key CCS Research

The study of natural and industrial analogues, and lab and field experiments to understand CO2 leakage, including leak mitigation and leak quantitation; CO2 emission and storage accounting; the perception, assessment and communication of risks relating to CCS; the role of CCS in delivering net-zero future.

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Florian Doster

Florian Doster

Associate Professor, Institute of Geoenergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

e. Florian.Doster@pet.hw.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 451 4077

Before joining Heriot Watt in 2013 as an Assistant Professor, Florian Doster worked with Michael A Celia's group at Princeton University, US, tackling engineering modelling aspects and with Jan M. Nordbotten at University of Bergen, Norway in applied mathematics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research area is the challenge of modelling flow phenomena in porous materials. He and his research group focus on problems at the interface between physics, mathematics and engineering. The general questions addressed are: Are the established models sufficient? How do we incorporate additional physics and novel pore-scale phenomena in large-scale models? What are the most efficient ways of solving these models? What is the appropriate level of complexity for specific problems? Can we develop a robust frameworks to identify first order phenomena?

Key CCS Research

Reduced complexity modelling to assess storage capacity and safety on large scales in space and time; Trapping phenomena and their physical and mathematical representation; Efficient representation of fractures and faults.

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Mathieu Lucquiaud

Mathieu Lucquiaud

Senior Lecturer in Clean Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh

e. m.lucquiaud@ed.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 650 8697

Mathieu has worked on CCS since 2005, first at Imperial College London and since 2010 at the University of Edinburgh.  His research at the interface of academia and industry uses  a combination of tools and techniques, including advanced process models, techno-economic studies, Computational Fluid Dynamics methods, lab scale prototypes, pilot plant test campaigns and transportable lab facilities deployed at industrial sites.  It aims at achieving large cost reductions in CO2  capture from power stations, heavy industries and directly from the air and at integrating flexible CO2 capture technologies in low-carbon energy systems with renewables.

Key CCS Research

CCS in the Waste to Energy Sector, Conventional power plant engineering with CO2 capture; Novel power cycles with CO2 capture, 'Blue' hydrogen production with CCS, CCS flexibility, Novel CO2 absorbers for process intensification.

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Andreas Busch

Associate Professor in GeoEnergy, Heriot-Watt University

e. a.busch@hw.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 451 3035

Andreas Busch integrates geochemistry, petrophysics, physical chemistry and geomechanics with general geology to understand and de-risk CCS reservoirs and seal processes. Prior to joining Heriot-Watt University in 2016, he coordinated several large scale research projects combining theoretical, laboratory and field based work within Shell Global Solutions in the Netherlands. His major focus is on seal integrity for safe CO₂ storage. Since joining Heriot-Watt in 2016, he is in charge of the GeoEnergy lab, dealing with CCS, unconventional reservoirs, energy storage and geothermal energy.

Key CCS Research

Coupling between geochemistry, flow and geomechanics for reservoir and seal characterisation. Quantification of potential CO₂ leakage through the overburden of CCS sites including risk assessment.

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Susana Garcia

Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

e. s.garcia@hw.ac.uk
t. +44 (0)131 451 8083

Susana García is Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, which she joined in May 2014. She is currently the Associate Director in Carbon Capture and Storage at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), an interdisciplinary world leading engineering centre, inspiring and delivering innovation for the wider deployment of technologies needed to meet necessary carbon targets. She has broad expertise in synthesis, screening and assessment of solid sorbents for CO2 capture; evaluation of sorbents dynamic behaviour in bench and semi-pilot scale reactors and performance comparison against benchmark absorption-based post-combustion technologies. Her current research focuses on advancing materials and separation processes for energy, industrial and environmental applications.

Key CCS Research

Development of sorbent materials for energy efficient CO2 capture; Biogas upgrading systems; Process intensification to reduce energy demands of different separation/capture systems; Process integration and techno-economic analyses of advanced separation processes; CO2 storage by different trapping mechanisms; and CO2 utilisation.

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