Completed MSc projects

2017

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Antonis Antoniadis-Gavrill
Supervisors: Dr Iain Staffell, Dr Ajay Gambhir, Dr Sheridan FewOliver Schmidt
Project: comparative LCA of different energy storage technologies

Julia Mason
Supervisors: Dr Tilly CollinsDr Alexandra Collins
Project: LCA on seaweed as a feedstock for biofuel production

Lovisa Wennberg
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Woods, Dr Onesmus Mwabonje
Project: To what extent is bioenergy from wood pellets carbon neutral?

Maria Zafeiridou
Supervisor: Professor Nick Voulvoulis
Project: LCA of cigarette smoking

Sotirios Sourmelis
Supervisor: Professor Nigel Bell
Project: How can circular economy principles be implemented to solve the problem with coffee cups?

Thomas Le Varlet
Supervisors: Dr Iain Staffell, Ajay Gambhir, Sheridan FewOliver Schmidt
Project: How do residential Li-ion batteries (NCA, NMC, LFP, LMO, LTO, LMO) compare in terms of EROI, CO2 footprint, and toxicity in a cradle-to-gate LCA?

Wilson Lin
Supervisor: Claire Hunt
Project: Assessment of the environmental impacts of alternatives to plastic microbeads in personal care products using LCA tools


MSc Sustainable Energy Futures

Energy Futures Lab

Cencen Yuan
Supervisor: Dr Ausilio Bauen, Dr Lorenzo Di Lucia, Dr Eva Sevigne-Itoiz
Project: Modelling the land use of second generation biofuels

 

2016

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Erica de Souza
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Woods, Dr Tilly Collins, Dr Onesmus Mwabonje
Project: An assessment of the barriers to adoption of environmentally sustainable menstrual health products

Filippo Grassi
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Woods, Dr Onesmus Mwabonje
Project: A life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Dexter beef on an Irish case study farm.

Karina (Aurelia) Hillary
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Woods, Dr Onesmus Mwabonje, Dr Eva Sevigne-Itoiz
Project: Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Salinity Gradient Heat Engine using Life Cycle Assessment Method (Red Heat-to-Power Project)

Menglin Duan
Supervisor: Dr Miao Guo
Project:


MSc Sustainable Energy Futures

Energy Futures Lab

Alan Goron
Supervisors: Mr Andrew Emmott & Dr Jeremy Woods
Project: Introduction of a gasifier cookstove in Malawi – the use of agricultural waste from Macadamia plantations to avoid deforestation

Alberto Carceles Peiro
Supervisors: A. W. Rutherford, Dr Raphael Slade, A. Fantuzzi
Project: The energy in BECCS – comparative LCA of different types of BECCS

Jean Ratanayanon
Supervisors: Professor Nilay ShahDr Miao Guo
Project: bioethanol from nipa (palm)     

2015

MSc Sustainable Energy Futures

Energy Futures Lab

Noura Ouazzani Touhami
Supervisors: Professor Nilay Shah, Dr Miao GuoDr Frank Rosillo-Calle
Project: Rice straw utilisation for energy purposes in the Philippines

2014

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Shu Wang
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy WoodsDr Miao Guo
Comparative LCA of alternative renewable energy production systems derived from SRC poplar in the UK: bioethanol production, fast pyrolysis, electricity generation, and hydrogen production

Valentin Krastev
Supervisors: Dr Ausilio BauenDr Raphael Slade
Project: To what extent can LCA be used to reliably support decision making on lignocellulosic bioethanol supply chains? A case study on second generation bioethanol derived from giant reed (Cometha project)

2012

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Will Jenkins
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Woods, Mr Zsolt Gemesi
Project: LCA of a Novel Microalgae Cultivation and Biogas Production System at a Wastewater Treatment Facility in Budapest

2011

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Mark Scott
Supervisor: Dr William R. Sheate
Project: How to Implement Life-Cycle Environmental Management Systems Within a Global Supply Chain? An Investigation into the Barriers to Success and Necessary Incentive Structures to Adopt LCA Tools in the Outdoor Industry


MSc Sustainable Energy Futures

Energy Futures Lab

Thomas Hurst
Supervisors: Dr Tim Cockerill, Dr Nick Florin
Project: LCA of post-combustion calcium looping CCS technology applied to a coal-fired power station

2009

MSc Environmental Technology

Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Mireille Rack
Supervisors: Professor Richard Murphy, Professor Nigel Bell
Project: LCA of novel bio-based packaging materials (FarmPulp project)

Xiaoqian (Sherry) Shangguan
Supervisors: Professor Richard Murphy, Professor Nigel Bell
Project: LCA of the environmental impact of wheat straw based packaging material as used for strawberry punnet