George Dowson

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Originally from Evesham in Worcestershire, George studied at the University of Bristol for both his undergraduate (2008) and postgraduate qualifications (2012).  His doctoral thesis was focused on organometallic catalysis for creation of advanced biofuels, work that enabled me to file a patent for a method to create a sustainable petrol replacement that can be immediately used in any road car.

George joined the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield in late 2012 as a PDRA on the 4CU Programme Grant, working with Professor Peter Styring to create new carbon dioxide sorbents based on ionic liquids, with the aim to find capture processes that will allow for the carbon dioxide to be converted into fuels or fuel precursors using sustainable energy.  George main focus is the synthesis of cation-supported ionic liquids to maximise carbon dioxide uptake while maintaining rapid absorption/desorption and gas sorption selectivity.

For more information on the work that George is doing as part of the 4CU Programme Grant, please click here to see his video.

4CU Publications:

“Kinetic and Economic Analysis of Reactive Capture of Dilute Carbon Dioxide with Grignard Reagents”, G. R. M. Dowson, I. Dimitriou, R. E. Owen, D. G. Reed and P. Styring, Faradays Discussions – DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00049A

“Fast and Selective Separation of Carbon Dioxide from Dilute Streams by Pressure Swing Adsorption using Solid Ionic Liquids  P. Styring,  G. R. M. Dowson,  D. G. Reed,  J.-M. J. A. Bellas and C. Charalambous, Faraday Discussions – DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00035E


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