Dr Tighe has had a diverse career, spanning over 20 years in both academic and contract R&D, and the process industries. He is Principal Investigator of the Process Safety & Intensification (PSI) research group and teaches Safety & Loss Prevention, an important subject, which also underpins his research.
PROCESS SAFETY & INTENSIFICATION GROUP
The PSI group addresses challenges related to chemistry, scale-up, engineering materials and safety in industrial processes. Typically this research utilises high pressures to drive chemical reactions (up to ~1400 atmospheres and usually at elevated temperature) and, or the safe use of highly reactive intermediates, conducting detailed fundamental experiments and employing computational methods to yield deeper insights.
Open PhD and post-doctoral positions
- PhDs: Enquiries about Doctoral Training Platform (DTP) studentships starting October 2023 are welcome. Please first check recently updated UKRI eligibility requirements here and Imperial academic requirements here.
- Post-docs: no positions currently advertised.
I am always very open to discussing hosting PhD and post-doctoral scholarship/fellowship candidates e.g. Imperial President's PhD scholarships, Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions,1851 research fellowships, Royal Society fellowships, CSC scholarships, industrially-funded scholarships etc.
|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., 2023, Surmounting byproduct inhibition in an intermolecular catalytic asymmetric alkene bromoesterification reaction as revealed by kinetic profiling, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:88, ISSN:0022-3263, Pages:8904-8914
et al., 2023, A novel technological blue hydrogen production process: industrial sorption enhanced autothermal membrane (ISEAM), Energy Advances
et al., 2021, Rapid formation of 2-lithio-1-(triphenylmethyl)imidazole and substitution reactions in flow, Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, Vol:6, ISSN:2058-9883, Pages:2018-2023
Tighe CJ, Maraj MP, Richardson SM, 2021, Sharing good practice in process safety teaching, Education for Chemical Engineers, Vol:36, ISSN:1749-7728, Pages:73-81
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