Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

Greg Mutch

Dr Greg Mutch

Dr Greg Mutch

I research ways to combat climate change, the most pressing societal challenge of our time. Climate change is predominantly driven by our vast emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) coming from power generation, transportation and manufacturing. Although we are actively pursuing new cleaner technologies such as renewable energy generation and electric vehicles, these alone will not be enough to stop negative climate change impacts on the environment and society. Therefore, I develop materials and processes to separate, use and store CO2. One example would be a membrane that separates CO2 from the processes above – think of a coffee filter, but for gases! I applied for my NUAcT Fellowship, because I care about our planet and future, and want to educate and lead the next generation of scientists and engineers in tackling important societal challenges. I recognised that the support a NUAcT Fellowship offers will ultimately allow me to develop my own research group, and impact positively the world around me. One day, I hope to see a material or process my team develops being used to protect our planet. If you’re interested in my research, you can find more via my YouTube channel (https://tinyurl.com/liveinthelab) and you can follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MutchDr)!