School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Stuart Petch

SAgE - IT/IS Manager



I am currently the IT/IS Manager for part of SAgE Faculty. My background is that of a Chemist having obtained my PhD in Carbohydrate Chemistry from Birmingham University. I then went on to study the smouldering combustion of cellulose at the University of Montana, MT USA. Upon my return to the UK I worked on diesel engine emissions at Plymouth Polytechnic as a SERC Research Fellow. I followed this up by moving to the Organic Geochemistry Unit (NRG FFEG) at Newcastle University as a University Research Fellow. I continued with petroleum analytical chemistry at Newcastle.

Roles and Responsibilities

Manage all IT/IS within the Faculty of Science and Agriculture (SAgE)


BSc Chemistry University of Birmingham
PhD Carbohydrate Chemistry, Thesis entitled "Cellulose and Starch Hydrolysis", University of Birmingham

Previous Positions

Research Associate "Smouldering Combustion of Cellulose" University of Montana
SERC Research Fellow "PAH in Diesel Engine Emissions" Plymouth Polytechnic
University Research Fellow "Biomarker Kinteics during Hydrous Pyrolysis of Kerogen" Newcastle University
Research Associate - NRG/FFEG, Newcastle University




Research Interests

Analytical Chemistry

Other Expertise

PC integration with instruments