Dr Tighe has had a diverse career, spanning 20 years in both academic and contract R&D, and the process industries. The theme running through his research is industrial systems at high pressure, which have a significant part to play in the process and power industries, and beyond. Dr Tighe teaches Safety & Loss Prevention, an important subject, which also underpins his research.
High Pressure IndustRial Systems
The High Pressure Industrial Systems research group addresses challenges related to chemistry, scale-up and engineering materials in industrial processes at high pressure (typically up to 2000 atmospheres and usually at elevated temperature) by conducting detailed fundamental experiments and employing computational methods where appropriate to yield deeper insights.
Open PhD and post-doctoral positions
- PhDs: Enquiries about Doctoral Training Platform (DTP) studentships starting October 2020 are welcome. However, please first check you meet UK residency requirements here and Imperial academic requirements here.
|2019 -||Senior Lecturer|
|2014 - 2019||Lecturer, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College|
|2012 - 2014||Senior Project Leader, TWI, Cambridge|
|2008 - 2012||Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Chemistry, UCL|
|2004 - 2008||PhD, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge|
|2000 - 2004||Chemical Engineer, BP|
|1998 - 1999||Student Chemical Engineer, Texaco|
|1996 - 2000||MEng (Hons), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UMIST|
et al., 2018, Direct reductive amination of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by a moisture tolerant Tin (IV) Lewis acid, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, Vol:360, ISSN:1615-4150, Pages:1066-1071
et al., 2016, The kinetics of oxidation of Diesel soots and a carbon black (Printex U) by O2 with reference to changes in both size and internal structure of the spherules during burnout, Carbon, Vol:107, ISSN:0008-6223, Pages:20-35
et al., 2016, Pilot plant scale continuous hydrothermal synthesis of nano-titania; effect of size on photocatalytic activity, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol:42, ISSN:1369-8001, Pages:131-137
et al., High-Pressure High-Temperature Phase Equilibria of Crude Oil + CO2, Petrophase 2017
et al., Experimental and Modelling study of the HPHT Phase Equilibria of crude oil, 29th European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics (ESAT 2017)