Professor Peter Styring
CEng, CChem, FIChemE, FRSC
Chemical and Biological Engineering
I obtained a First Class Honours BSc in Chemistry then a PhD in Liquid Crystal Chemistry from the University of Sheffield before moving to Hull University first as a post-doc, then as Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. I held the Thorn EMI Lectureship for three years then the DERA Lectureship for four years. I made the transition to Chemical Engineering at Sheffield in 2000 as a Senior Lecturer, being awarded a Personal Chair in 2006. I was EPSRC Senior Media Fellow from 2006-2009 working with TV and radio stations on sports engineering.
My research interests are carbon dioxide capture & utilisation (CCU), supported catalysts for use in continuous flow processes and snowsports engineering. I won the 2006 Hanson Medal from the IChemE for a paper on a new self-waxing ski system. This has led to further collaborations with major ski companies.
In the field of CCU, I am Chair of the EPSRC Grand Challenge Network “CO2Chem” and co-author of a policy document on CCU which was published in 2011.
- Supported Homogeneous Catalysis
- Carbon Dioxide Capture & Utilisation
- Snowsports Engineering
- Continuous Flow Reactions
- Ionic Liquids
Comparative study of solvent properties for carbon dioxide absorption, Ortrud Aschenbrenner and Peter Styring, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1106-1113.
High CO2 solubility in ionic liquids and a tetraalkyl-ammonium-based poly(ionic liquid), Somsak Supasitmongkol and Peter Styring, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 1961-1972. DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00293C
Measurement of vapour pressures of ionic liquids and other low vapour pressure solvents, Ortrud Aschenbrenner, Somsak Supasitmongkol, Marie Taylor and Peter Styring, Green Chem., 2009, 11, 1217-1221.
Supported phosphine-free palladium catalysts for the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction in aqueous media, Nam T. S. Phan and Peter Styring, Green Chem., 2008, 10, 1055-1060. DOI: 10.1039/B805290E
Adsorption of carbon dioxide on hydrotalcite-like compounds of different compositions, Ortrud Aschenbrenner, Paul McGuire, Suzanne Alsamaq, Jiawei Wang, Somsak Supasitmongkol, Bushra Al-Duri, Peter Styring and Joseph Wood, ChERD, 2010,
- CPE211 Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
- CPE431 MEng Product Design Project
- CPE418 MEngResearch Methods
- CPE6002/3/8 MSc Research Methods