Energy, Environment & Sustainability Staff
Research staff in the IDEAS Energy, Environment and Sustainability theme:
Eben is currently a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He is also a member of the IDEAS Research Institute.
Dr. Dallia Ali is a Chartered Engineer and a member of Institution of Engineering and technology (MIET) who joined the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University in November 2009 where she developed research experience in the field of renewable energy and hydrogen fuel cells.
Research with emphasis on cyanobacterial toxins, and their occurrence and fate in the environment.
Dr. Hossain’s interests include advanced combustion modelling, CFD modelling of multi-phase flows in oil and gas, turbulence-device interaction in tidal stream and fuel cell.
Mohammed is Course Leader for MSc Commercial Practice for the Energy Sectors. Research interests are in Asset Management, Life Cycle Costing, Asset Life Cycle Analysis, Petroleum Economics and Project Management.
Prof. Lawton has a specific interest in natural toxins produced in water by cyanobacteria.
Cathy's main research interests lie within the field of environmental chemistry, specifically photochemistry and within this coatings and reactor development
Dr Craig Mckenzie is an analytical scientist whose research interests have focused upon the development of fully validated analytical methodologies for the detection of a wide range of environmental contaminants, illicit drugs and their metabolites, and pharmaceutical products in complex environmental and forensic matrices.
A Research Fellow under Linda Lawton's 'Water for All' project.
Dr Officer is a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and has recently been leading a project in collaboration with the James Hutton Institute on the development of a novel environmental tracer.
Dr Oluyemi's research covers oilfield chemistry related formation damage, optimisation of fracture flow, formation evaluation and geomechanical characterisation of formation rock.
A renewable energy researcher since 2002, Dr Alan Owen is the Northern Research Partnership Reader in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, and currently holds the position of Director of CUSP.
Professor Oyeneyin's main research is in multiphase fluid flow dynamics, integrated sand management, produced water management, oil/gas well engineering, unconventional reservoir management, flow assurance and production optimisation in deepwater environment.
Ketan Pancholi is a lecturer at RGU School of Engineering.
Professor Pollard has over 30 years experience of applied research mostly in collaboration with industry developing a range of sensors including real time and in-situ sensors, environmental sensing & monitoring, and the development of tracers/taggants which has also led to iTi, POC & KTP funded projects.
Current research areas are in Biosensors and Instrumentation, Environmental Sensing and Monitoring, Clean Technology.
Professor Robertson is Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Academic Support Services).
Main research interests are in the use of TiO2 photocatalysis for the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment.
Professor J. A. (Iain) Steel is the Head of the RGU School of Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Interests are in cyanobacterial research, use of Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) system to investigate biodegradation pathways, and molecular biology approaches to peptide degradation.
Presently engaged in the renewable energy technology development; mainly wind turbine, tidal and wave energy extraction devices and continue to utilise the expertise on analytical, experimetal and numerical fluid mechanics and aeroacoustics
Kayri's research interest lies in environmental chemistry with a particular emphasis on fate, distribution and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and passive sampling methodologies in various matrices.