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Dr Greg Mutch

NU Academic Track Fellow (NUAcT)

Background

About

Dr Greg Mutch is a Newcastle University Academic Track Fellow in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University with areas of expertise in carbon capture and storage, gas separation using membranes and adsorbents, vibrational spectroscopy and surface chemistry.

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Biography

  • Newcastle University Academic Track Fellow, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, current.
  • EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, School of Engineering, Newcastle University, 2019.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, 2016.
  • MChem (1st Class), Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen, 2013.

Prizes & Awards

  • Energy Sector PhD Thesis Prize (3rd), Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016.
  • William Rudolph Center Medal, University of Aberdeen, 2013.
  • David Christie Memorial Prize, University of Aberdeen, 2013.
  • Prize in Analytical Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • 2019 - EPSRC Associate College (Peer Review) 
  • 2019 - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2018 - Early Career Researcher Member of UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
  • 2017 - Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSC
  • 2017 - Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, AMIChemE
  • 2016 - Student Member of the Society of Chemical Industry
  • 2015 - Graduate Member of the Energy Institute, GradEI

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Research

Research Interests

I develop clean energy generation and catalytic processes across length scales and disciplines.

At the nanoscale I design surfaces and control surface chemistry for specific applications, and investigate molecular structure using vibrational spectroscopy. At the microscale I use microfabrication and tomographic techniques to fabricate and interrogate devices. At the macroscale I develop apparatus for in-situ studies of materials under reaction conditions and test their potential in bench-scale reactors. My work is underpinned by a first degree in Chemistry and a second in Chemical Engineering.

Specific fields of interest include carbon capture, utilisation and storage (including air capture and bioenergy), gas separation processes using solid adsorbents and membranes, and the application of controlled surface chemistry in energy related processes of the future.

Publications