Mike leads the PhycoMexUK project along with Chris. Mike is an Associate Professor of Single Cell Genomics at the University of Exeter, a Merit Scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and an Honorary Fellow of the School of Physics at Bristol University.
Chris is a Professor of Bioprocess Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath and heads up the PhycoMExUK project along with Mike.
Sophie is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. She has research expertise in green chemistry and life cycle assessment and is modelling the economics of bio-refineries for PhycoMExUK.
Elena is a research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. Elena is working on practical hydrothermal processing and is also conducting techno-economic assessments of industrial hydrothermal biorefineries.
Ed is undertaking an integrated PhD in the Centre for Sustainable Circular Technologies at the University of Bath. He is trailing and developing hydrothermal processes which are used by PhycoMExUK.
Sophie is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. She has research expertise in life cycle assessment and sustainability assessment of new technology, and is leading the economic modelling of all upstream and downstream processes for PhycoMExUK.
Amy is a Graduate Research Assistant and is working on the outreach communications and networking for PhycoMExUK. She is also sourcing contacts and biomass for thermal processing.
James is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Exeter.
He is developing and delivering plant trials accessing the efficacy of seaweed-based fertiliser products.
Polo has a PhD in biotechnology from the University of Manchester. He is an expert in microalgae biotechnology including biofertilisers and biostimulants and works with Biorganix, one of our industrial partners at PhycoMExUK.
Julio is a professor of Physical Biochemistry at the University of Baja California heading the ecosystem management programme. He is a specialist in biotechnology and enterprise and is one of our Mexico based research partners.