Piers Sellers Prize 2020

Congratulations to Oliver Grasham who was awarded a Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research!

Oliver researches novel ways to integrate carbon intensive waste processes with the production of sustainable energy and biofuels. He was nominated for the Piers Sellers PhD prize by his supervisor Dr Valerie Dupont.

Oliver Grasham

In 2017, Oliver also won the inaugural Young Process Engineer Prize set up by IChemE’s Water Special Interest Group. His winning project featured the preliminary investigations into a process to decompose ammonia into hydrogen, which can then be used in fuel cells to generate electricity. He also recently published paper in Applied Energy that explored a novel method of ammonia recovery and utilisation with biomethane at wastewater treatment plants for improvements in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, please visit: https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/news/article/5322/piers-sellers-prize-2020