Alf graduated from the University of Bath in 2004 with an MEng in Chemical Engineering and embarked on a six year career in oil refining. In this time he developed expertise in crude oil distillation and biodiesel blending and he undertook a nine month placement designing a gas to liquids pilot plant. His research project at the CDT is biomass gasification using fluidised bed technology. Alf is a keen karate student and holds a second dan black belt. He also enjoys travelling, currys and real ale.
- Urea as a renewable feedstock for PEM fuel cells with Dr Laura Torrente, Dr Frank Marken and Dr Pejman Iravani; International Partner: RWTH Aachen University — PhD project
- Novel salalen ligands and complexes for sustainable polymers with Dr Matthew Jones, Dr Christopher Frost and Dr Laura Torrente — 2nd MRes project
- Biomass to energy — fluidised bed modelling with Professor Stan Kolaczkowski and Professor Kieran Molloy — 1st MRes project