Project List

Cohort 1 - 2014

NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title
 Rachel Bertram Earth Science & Engineering Dr Tina Van de Flierdt Rates of Melting of the Large East Antarctic Ice Sheet under near Future Environmental Conditions
 Peter Blair Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr Wouter Buytaert Modelling drivers of tropical land-use change and their impact on local water resources
 Jonathan Bosch Centre for Environmental Policy  Dr Adam Hawkes Addressing key challenges in whole systems modelling of energy transitions
 Alistair Boyce Earth Science & Engineering Dr Ian Bastow The formation of cratonic keels: seismic evidence from North America
 Sam Brooke Earth Science & Engineering Dr Alexander Whittaker Constraining landscape sensitivity to climate change: From past data to future models?
 Kieran Brophy Physics Dr Heather Graven Atmospheric studies of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion
 Michael Burgass Life Sciences Professor Benjamin Halpern Assessing ocean health for Polar regions
 Victoria Burton Natural History Museum Professor Andy Purvis Statistical modelling of how soil biodiversity and ecosystem function respond to human impacts in UK ecosystems
 Philip Chapman Zoological Society London Dr Marcus Rowcliffe Understanding how tropical forest fragmentation impacts on mammal communities
 Simon De Stercke Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr Ana Mijic Sustainable cities in the context of water-energy interactions
 Roan du Feu Earth Science & Engineering Professor Matthew Piggott Advanced computational modelling of large-scale marine renewable systems: optimising the trade-off between environmental impacts and power generation
 Malcolm Graham Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr Adrian Butler Inverse modelling of saline-freshwater interface behaviour in coastal aquifers conditioned on measurements of spontaneous potential
 Sam Grainger Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr Wouter Buytaert Citizen science for water resources management in the tropical Andes
 Alastair Gregory Mathematics Dr Colin Cotter Multilevel ensemble prediction of weather and climateConversion of CO2 to Methanol with Organometallic Pre-Catalysts
 Alexandra Hicken Chemistry Dr Mark Crimmin Conversion of CO2 to Methanol with Organometallic Pre-Catalysts
 Rogier Hintzen Life Sciences Dr James Rosindell Optimizing complexity in models forecasting biodiversity change
 Miklós Homolya Computing Dr David Ham Solving the big data problem in climate simulation 
 Clea Kolster Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Niall Mac Dowell Multi-scale modelling and analysis of dynamic CO2 injection and storage
 Helen Lacey Earth Science & Engineering Dr Veerle Vadeginste Exploring fracturing and cementation triggered by earthquakes
 Minyi Liang Physics Dr Arnaud Czaja Extreme poleward heat transport to the High Latitudes impact on sea ice
 Demetrius Martins Life Sciences Professor Jon Lloyd Disentangling tropical forest stand characteristics in terms of cation availability and functional traits
 Bora Ristic Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Zen Makuch Sustainability Assessment of Water Treatment Technologies
 Azucena Rodriguez Yebra British Geological Survey Dr Andrew Hughes Understanding the interactions between adited groundwater sources and the Chalk aquifer under drought conditions, using the example of the River Colne catchment
 Rebecca Short Life Sciences Dr Samraat Pawar Disentangling the net: the ecological and social dynamics of mosquito net fishing in Northern Mozambique
 Patric Simoes Pereira Earth Science & Engineering Dr Tina Van de Flierdt In search of the last collapse of the West Antarctic sheet
 Dylan Smith Life Sciences Dr Richard Gill Effects of pesticide exposure on bee brain morphology and foraging performance
 Gaia Stucky de Quay Earth Science & Engineering Dr Gareth Roberts Uplift and erosion histories of ancient buried landscapes: Constraining the evolution of the Icelandic plume.
 Rebecca Thomas Life Sciences Professor Colin Prentice Using atmospheric CO2 measurements to advance land carbon science
 Stephen Watkins Earth Science & Engineering Dr Rebecca Bell Quantifying the ability of the sedimentary record to document tectonic and climatic events in the Gulf of Corinth, central Greece
 Benjamin Yeager Earth Science & Engineering Professor Matthew Piggott Modelling ice-ocean processes driving sea-level rise from West Antarctica
 
Students in Cohort 1

Cohort 2 - 2015

NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title
 Renato Cabral Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Niall Mac Dowell Flexible carbon negative electricity generation
 Andrea Calderon Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Rocio Diaz-Chavez Assessment of climate change mitigation policies for Mexico City
 Jiajun Cen Chemical Engineering Professor Xiao Yun Xu Modelling of supercritical CO2 storage in fractured rock formations under realistic conditions
 Alessandro Chianzera Earth Science & Engineering Professor Peter Allison Virtual habitats, fossil preservation and estimates of dinosaur biodiversity in the Cretaceous of North America.
 Alison Cobb Physics Dr Arnaud Czaja Impact of the Gulf Stream on the North Atlantic storm track
 Solomos Georgiou Chemical Engineering Dr Christos Markides Decarbonising food supply chains: a holistic approach
 Pria Ghosh School of Public Health Professor Matthew Fisher The evolutionary ecology of fungal coinfections in disease-stricken amphibians
 Nichar Gregory Life Sciences Dr Lauren Cator Vectorial capacity across an environmental gradientThe evolutionary ecology of fungal coinfections in disease-stricken amphibians
 Alexander Griffiths Earth Science & Engineering Professor Mark Rehkamper Understanding modern biogeochemical cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES program – cadmium, zinc, lead and neodymium isotope analyses
 Cally Ham Zoological Society of London Dr Rosie Woodroffe The ecology of pathogen transmission between wildlife and livestock
 Daniel Hdidouan Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Rob Gross Impacts of Climate Change on Renewable Resources of Europe and North Africa
 Alex Hughes Earth Science & Engineering Dr Dylan Rood Quantifying seismic hazard posed by active thrust faults in urbanized Southern California
 Hafeez Jeofry Earth Science & Engineering Professor Martin Siegert Quantifying Antarctic ice-sheet vulnerability to internal ice-sheet processes
 Arnaud Koehl School of Public Health Dr Chris Millett  
 Dimitrios Kontopoulos Life Sciences Dr Samraat Pawar Biological Limits to Acclimation and Adaptation to Climate change
 Joanna Lester Physics Dr Heather Graven  Studying ocean circulation, acidification and CO2 uptake using models and tracers
 Maral Mahlooji Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Kaveh Madani A System of Systems Approach to Assess the Sustainability of Energy Systems: A Global Insight
 Ronan McAdam Physics Dr Erik van Sebille The connected ocean: redrawing ocean boundaries and the impact of inter-ocean transports on climate and ecosystems
 Hannah Norman Life Sciences Professor Alfried Vogler  Metagenomics and museum collections to characterize declining pollination webs
 Boris Ochoa Tocachi Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr Wouter Buytaert Citizen science for water resources management in remote mountain environments
 Naomi Pratt Earth Science & Engineering Dr Tina Van de Flierdt Unravelling Climate Secrets of the Past with Deep-Sea Corals
 Jennifer Quye-Sawyer Earth Science & Engineering Dr Alex Whittaker Topography of the Western Mediterranean in space and time
 William Rimington Life Sciences Dr Martin Bidartondo The diversity, physiology and evolution of fungal symbiosis in land plants
 Rowan Schley Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew) Dr Bente Klitgaard Neotropical Plant Evolution: Adding Pieces to the Jigsaw
 Oliver Schmidt Chemical Engineering Dr Iain Staffell Mitigation Potential of Electricity Storage
 Thomas Smallwood School of Public Health Professor Christl Donnelly Modelling multi-host viral pathogens for biodiversity conservation
 Ahmed Tayia Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Kaveh Madani  
 Sonia Tiedt School of Public Health Dr Kris Murray Global change ecology and the biogeography of human infectious diseases
 
Students in Cohort 2

Cohort 3 - 2016

NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title
 Robert Allen Earth Science & Engineering Dr Jenny Collier Volatile recycling at the Lesser Antilles arc: A geophysical study of the incoming plate
 Ricardo Arraiano Catilho Life Sciences Dr Martin Bidartondo Plant-Fungal interactions in Alpine ecosystems: Environmental drivers and influence of plant host genetic variation on mycorrhizas across elevation and latitudinal gradients
 Eirik Christensen Mechanical Engineering Dr Guillermo Rein Frostfire: Permafrost thawing and wildfires in cold regions
 Habiba Daggash Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Niall Mac Dowell A socio-techno-economic evaluation and optimisation of negative emissions technologies integrated with the broader energy system, subject to bio-geophysical and geopolitical constraints
 Michael Ehrenstein Chemical Engineering Dr Gonzalo Guillen Gosalbez Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilient Cities
 Rikki Gumbs Life Sciences Dr James Rosindell Integrating phylogeny and functional traits into conservation priority setting
 Alexander Hage Physics Dr Juliet Pickering Cirrus Cloud Studies
 Shirin Hakim Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Kaveh Madani Virtually Dry: Tracing Iran’s Virtual Water Bankruptcy
 Paul Huxley School of Public Health Dr Kris Murray Impacts of environmental change on vector borne disease dynamics: resolving the influences of mosquito ecological and life history trait variation on disease risks
 Luciana Miu Chemical Engineering Dr Adam Hawkes A socio-technical framework to drive the introduction of energy efficiency measures for private households in the UK
 Bruce Murphy Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew) Dr Martin Cheek Phylogenomics and evolution of pitcher plants (Nepenthes) and biogeographical patterns in SE Asia
 Chris Ogden Earth Science and Engineering Dr Ian Bastow The formation and evolution of Cyprus and the Troodos Ophiolite: evidence from broadband seismology
 Victoria Priestley Life Sciences Professor Vincent Savolainen Assessing ecosystems diversity and function using environmental DNA
 Ashley Reaney Life Sciences Dr Arkhat Abzhanov Analysis of the avian skull morphology and diversity
 Jonathan Rio Earth Science and Engineering Dr Mark Sutton Using the fossil record of crocodylians to assess extinction risk today
 Muhammad Agung Santoso Mechanical Engineering Dr Guillermo Rein Laboratory-Based Experimental Study of Smouldering peat fires
 Geraldine Satre-Buisson Science Communications Unit Dr Felicity Mellor Strategic Narratives in the UK Climate Policy
 Sarab Sethi Mathematics Dr Nick Jones Continuous monitoring of rainforest biodiversity via acoustic signal processing
 Hiral Shah School of Public Health Dr Kris Murray Securing health and biodiversity co-benefits from environmental interventions in rural-urban systems
 Branwen Snelling Earth Science and Engineering Professor Matthew Piggott Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment: quantifying uncertainty in landslide, earthquake and impact generated waves
 Daniel Swindlehurst Life Sciences Dr Joseph Tobias Impacts of Land-use and Climate Change on Ecosystem Function at Macroecological Scales
 Grace Thomas Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Mike Tennant Challenges of accessing mainstream capital for impact investment
 Natasha Trencham Physics Professor Joanna Haigh The climatic impact of stratospheric temperature changes in idealized coupled ocean‐ atmosphere models
 Chi San Tsai Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Adrian Butler Saline intrusion in coastal aquifers
 Ian Walker Computing Dr Ben Glocker Deep Learning for Automated Discovery and Analysis of Plant Leaf Physiographic Characters Related to Climate Change
 Han Yuan Mechanical Engineering Dr Guillermo Rein Predicting the spread of smouldering peat fires
 
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Cohort 4 - 2017

NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title
Jack Anderson Natural History Museum Dr Chiara Petrone Magma mixing and explosive activity at Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico)
Courtnae Bailey Centre for Environmental Policy Karen Makuch Climate finance: Adaptation and Resilience of water resources in the Caribbean
Matthew Barker Mathematics Professor Pierre Degond Mean-field games and the transition from fossil fuels to lowcarbon
Hamish Beath Physics Professor Jenny Nelson Designing low carbon pathways for rural electrification
Anna Caklais Earth Science & Engineering Dr Dylan Rood Validating Ground Motion Models For Critical Engineered Structures Using Fragile Geologic Features
Kelvin Choi Physics Dr Helen Brindley Building a long-term record of the global solar energy resource from satellite observations
Susannah Gold Zoological Society of London Professor Rosie Woodroffe Integrating human and wildlife health: the case of nonfatal rabies in Africa
Fumi Hayashi Physics Dr Arnaud Czaja Warm and cold paths for ocean-atmosphere coupling in midlatitudes
Sarah Hayes School of Public Health Professor Christl Donnelly Mathematical understanding of the multi-species biological networks underpinning rabies transmission dynamics
Louis Hennequin Chemical Engineering Dr Jason Hallett Phytoremediation for Renewable Energy: Energy Production During Decontamination
Daniel Kenna Life Sciences Dr Richard Gill Social bee success in fragmented agricultural landscapes
Jenna Lawson Life Sciences Dr Cristina Banks Leite Bringing the Geoffroy’s spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ) back from the brink of extinction in Costa Rica
Emily Lewis-Brown Life Sciences Dr Morena Mills Understanding the adoption and spread of marine community-based conservation
Joss Lyons-White Life Sciences Dr Andrew Knight Changing Palms: Designing Strategies for Positive Institutional Behaviour Change to Address Land-Use Change and Mitigate Climate Change in the Palm Oil Industry
Sinead Lyster Earth Science & Engineering Dr Alex Whittaker Reconstructing erosion and sediment supply from the continents in deep time – examples from the Cretaceous
Luqman Hakim Mohd Azmi Chemical Engineering Dr Bradley Ladewig Advanced membrane separation materials including metal organic frameworks and composite membranes, for water processing applications
Diego Moya Pinta Chemical Engineering Dr Adam Hawkes  Global energy system modelling for the decarbonisation of the building sector
Hollie Packman Earth Science & Engineering Dr Susan Little  Understanding modern biogeochemical cycles in the context of the international GEOTRACES program – Cadmium, zinc, lead and neodymium isotope analyses
Charlotte Page Life Sciences Professor Jon Lloyd Coral Reefs of 2050: Are there winning reefs in the face of committed near-future climate change?
Albertine Pegrum-Haram Earth Science & Engineering Professor Tina van de Flierdt A journey from the modern ocean to the past and into the future - how does seawater acquire its chemical fingerprint?
Henrike Schulte to Bühne Life Sciences Dr Joseph Tobias Do climate and land use changes interact to precipitate biodiversity loss?
Jennifer Shadrick Earth Science & Engineering Dr Dylan Rood Will climate change make coastal erosion rates faster?: Comparing historic and Holocene cliff retreat rates using cosmogenic isotopes with numerical models
Jennifer Shelton School of Public Health Professor Matthew Fisher Linking aerosol fungal biodiversity to environmental change and human health
Mohan Smith Physics Professor Ralf Toumi Applications of artificial intelligence to satellite data for extreme weather forecasts
Nixon Sunny Chemical Engineering Professor Nilay Shah Development of an open-source systems modelling framework for H2-CCS integrated applications in Europe
Chris Wells Physics Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis Human health co-benefits from climate change mitigation
Peter Zheng Aeronautics Dr Mirko Kovac Automated monitoring of rainforest biophysical structure from aerial platforms
 
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Cohort 5 - 2018

 
NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title
Jackson Clive Life Sciences Professor Vincent Savolainen The evolution of sexual orientation: is homosexuality a Darwinian paradox?
Alex Colyer British Geological Survey Dr Andrew Hughes Scale-dependent lithological variations and their control on water resources and flooding in the Eden Valley
Nicholas Dunn Zoological Society of London Dr Chris Carbone  Developing environmental DNA methods to assess the distribution of cryptic sharks and rays
Rachel Flint Earth Science & Engineering Professor Tina van De Flierdt DOC-SWEET = Deep Ocean Circulation during Super-Warm Early Eocene Temperatures
Neil Grant Chemical Engineering Dr Adam Hawkes Understanding the costs of mitigating climate change
Liam Holder Earth Science & Engineering Professor Tina van De Flierdt Production and Export of Ross Sea Bottom Water Through Periods of Dramatic Climate Change
Swapnil Jagtap Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Marc Stettler Minimising socio-environmental impacts of aircraft engine performance through integrated multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimisation
Phillip Jervis Zoological Society of London Dr Trenton Garner The key to controlling infectious diseases in nature: islands in the sea and sky
Nerine Joewondo Chemical Engineering Dr Valeria Garbin Imaging and modeling the fate of trapped gas in porous media
Galina Jönsson Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Dr Nick Isaac Understanding the past to predict the future of distribution change in British Lepidoptera
Alexander Lipp Earth Science & Engineering Dr Gareth Roberts Modeling landscape evolution through space and time: Histories of physical and chemical denudation
Elysia Lucas Chemical Engineering Dr Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez Modelling of the water-energy-food nexus via environmentally extended input-output tables coupled with optimisation
James Marschalek Earth Science & Engineering Professor Martin Siegert Stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet under Changing Environmental Conditions
Thomas Matthews Earth Science & Engineering Dr Jamie Wilkinson Titanite occurrence and chemistry as a monitor of melt redox state, magmatic fertility and hydrothermal alteration in porphyry ore systems
Daniel Mehlig Centre for Environmental Policy Professor Helen Apsimon Electrification of London’s car fleet and benefits for air quality
Thomas Merry Earth Science & Engineering Dr Ian Bastow The neotectonics and seismic hazard of Cyprus
Chetan Nathwani Natural History Museum Dr Jamie Wilkinson Developing tools for the sustainable exploration of epithermal ore deposits: alteration mineral chemistry for targeting and assessment of fertility
Geraint Northwood-Smith Earth Science & Engineering Professor Sanjeev Gupta Comparison of terrestrial and Martian fluvio-lacustrine palaeoenvironments
Andreas Olympios Chemical Engineering Dr Christos Markides Economic and socio-technological assessment of low carbon and environmental improvements for the automotive manufacturing sector
Paloma Ortega Arriaga Physics Professor Jenny Nelson Rural electrification strategies to address energy access and climate change mitigation
Lily Peck Life Sciences Professor Tim Barraclough Predicting the evolutionary responses of crop pathogens to climate change
Sadie Robertson Physics Dr Jonathan Eastwood Spacecraft observations of magnetic reconnection using MMS
Pietro Salvi Physics Dr Paulo Ceppi  Improving our understanding of radiative forcing and feedback
Eric Schoenrock Physics Dr Heather Graven Estimating and attributing regional methane emissions using innovative atmospheric measurements
Carl Thomas Physics Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis Using machine learning to constrain the atmospheric dynamics contribution to regional climate change
Laura Warwick Physics Dr Helen Brindley  Investigating the impact of IR surface emissivity knowledge & uncertainties on climate & weather-forecasting timescales
 
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Cohort 6 - 2019

NameDepartmentSupervisorProject Title                                                              
Jonathan Adams Earth Science and Engineering Dr Dylan Rood  Exploring terrestrial geological evidence for past glaciation and volcanism in the Thwaites Glacier catchment, Antarctica.
Marcus Annegarn Materials Dr Johannes Lischner Understanding the atomic and electronic structure of particulate matter from theory and experiment.
Lois Baker Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Ali Mashayekhi Transition to turbulence in topographically induced wave breaking. An investigation into the mechanisms of lee wave turbulence and implications for the buoyancy and momentum budget of the Southern Ocean.
Richard Belcher School of Public Health Dr Daniela Fecht Evaluating the health, social and environmental benefits of urban wetlands.
Alex Bowles Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Geoff Fowler Development of activated carbons from End-of-life Tyre rubber Char for Carbon Capture and storage, for application in the global cement industry.
Miles Capper Earth Science and Engineering Professor Mark Rehkamper Novel Applications of Trace Metal Stable Isotopes in Medical Research
Georgina Charnley School of Public Health Dr Kris Murray Global change ecology and the biogeography of human infectious diseases.
Lizzie Ellison Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Ali Mashayekhi Investigating the role of coupled physical-biochemical ocean processes in climate dynamics and climate change mitigation.
Ethan Errington Chemical Engineering Dr Jerry Heng Engineered Lyophilic Nanoparticles for Fat Recovery for Fat Recovery from Waste Streams
Albert Fabregas-Flavia Bioengineering Professor Guy-Bart Stan Building tools and technologies for self-regulated nitrogen fixation in plant-associated bacteria
Euan Furness Earth Science and Engineering Dr Mark Sutton Simulating the Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient over Deep Time.
Daniel Greenblatt Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Lindstedt Transition to zero-pollution transport through optimal hybrid powertrains.
Krista Halttunen Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Raphael Slade Assessment of energy transition responses in the Oil & Gas industry: implications for climate change mitigation policy and sustainable development goals.
Catrin Harris Earth Science and Engineering Professor Ann Muggeridge Advanced petrophysics for the characterisation of trapping mechanisms for CO2 storage in the subsurface
Reuben Hill Mathematics Dr David Ham Automated analysis for massive climate data sets
Caitlin Hinson Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Alexandra Collins Investigating the use of natural capital concepts for participatory approaches to integrated water management 
Theo Llewellyn Kew Gardens and Life Sciences Dr Ester Gaya Anthraquinone evolution in lichenised fungi
Enrico Manfredi-Haylock Materials Dr David Payne Lead-acid battery recycling: Transitioning to a zero-pollution process
Waseem Marzook Mechanical Engineering Dr Monica Marinescu Thermal performance and low temperature degradation of Li-ion batteries
Ophelie Meuriot Earth Science and Engineering Dr Yves Plancherel Formation and Fate of Low Salinity Intermediate Waters in the Ocean
Amran Mohamed  Mechanical Engineering Dr Janet Wong Polymeric Additives in Lubricants for Electric Vehicle Powertrains
Manoj Murali Mechanical Engineering Dr Marc Masen Evolutionary tribology: exploiting bio-lubrication mechanisms for mechanical devices generating renewable energy whilst preventing pollution in marine environments
Sofia Palazzo Corner Centre for Environmental Policy Dr Joeri Rogelj Incorporating climate catastrophe: representing Earth system extremes in reduced-complexity climate models
Joe Peach Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Adrian Callaghan Measuring the space and time evolution of the geometric, kinematic and dynamic properties of oceanic breaking waves.
Nick Reynard Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Ali Mashayekhi Carbon dioxide sequestration through iron fertilization and potential for

harvest of calcium carbonate from marine organisms.

Charlotte Roe Dyson School of Design Engineering Dr Billy Wu BatBath - Immersion cooling of lithium-ion batteries with dielectric fluids
Phoebe Ross  Earth Science and Engineering Professor Tina van De Flierdt DOC-SWEET-Deep Ocean Circulation during Super Warm Early Eocene Temperatures
William Scott Earth Science and Engineering Professor Matthew Piggott Forward and adjoint coupled ocean-ice sheet modelling
Marie Shaylor Physics Dr Helen Brindley Diagnosing dust-climate interactions in observations to test Earth System Models
Megan Taylor Chemistry Dr Andreas Kafizas Can buildings purify polluted air? Developing solar-activated coatings that purify the air we breathe.
William Veness Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr Wouter Buytaert Groundwater and conflict in the horn of Africa
Thomas Weeks Life Sciences Dr Joseph Tobias Impacts of environmental change on the structure and function of avian communities
Claudia Wyer Life Sciences Dr Lauren Cator Genomic Signatures of Sexual Selection in the Yellow Fever Mosquito
Liam Yasin Dyson School of Design Engineering Dr Sam Cooper Solving fuel cell degradation issues to achieve high efficiency combined heat and power 
 
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