PhD 2015 (Sheffield)
Kay completed his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (MEng) at the University of Birmingham in June, 2010. Later that year in October, Kay joined the University of Sheffield to start his PhD with Dr Rachael Rothman (nee Elder) and Professor Ray Allen. His research work focused on the high temperature electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 and H2O in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) to produce synthetic gas.
Whilst learning about Carbon dioxide Utilisation, Kay completed a 4 week secondment placement with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in August 2012, working on post carbon dioxide capture using Mono-ethanol amine (MEA) solvents. Here, he was able to improve his knowledge on issues relating to carbon dioxide capture such as solvent degradation and effective energy management.
Kay completed his PhD in 2015 and has been working as a Research Engineer with Intelligent Energy since January 2015.