Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Alex is a Research Postgraduate within the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Imperial College London. He is a committee member for the Society of Chemical Industry Energy Group (SCI-EG), and a member for the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

His research primarily involves advanced waste recovery and carbon-capture and storage. He investigates the potential of pyrolysis to recycle hydrocarbon materials from waste polymers, specifically automotive tyres. Additionally, Alex is working on developing a new carbon dioxide capture mechanism through adsorption on to a product of this waste recovery process.

Alex engages in regular teaching activities for his academic supervisor, Dr Geoffrey D Fowler. He works closely with his industrial sponsor, Pyrenergy Ltd, an energy-from-waste and tyre recycling business. He is also funded by the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) scholarship run by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). In 2020, Alex won a conference poster competition (SCI - Future opportunities for CO2) based around decarbonisation opportunities in the UK.

In 2016, Alex graduated with a BSc in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Bristol. The following year, he graduated from Imperial College with an MSc in Environmental Engineering. After working as a Research Assistant at Imperial College in 2018, he started his PhD in 2019.



Bowles AJ, Fowler GD, O'Sullivan C, et al., 2020, Sustainable rubber recycling from waste tyres by waterjet: A novel mechanistic and practical analysis, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Vol:25, ISSN:2214-9937, Pages:1-15

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