Imperial College London

Prof Denis R. Dugwell, PhD, CEng, CSci, FIChemE

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5566d.dugwell




Mrs Sarah Payne +44 (0)20 7594 5567




337Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Study of pyrolysis, combustion, gasification and liquefaction of solid fuels, including biomass, wastes and coal.
  • Combustion of blends of pulverised coals and co-combustion of coal with biomass or wastes.
  • Trace element and other toxic emissions from the combustion and gasification of biomass, wastes and coal, including leaching properties of solid residues from such processing.
  • Chemical characterisation of heavy coal derived liquids and petroleum residuals.

Selected Research Projects

  1. "Chemical Nature of the Very High Molecular Weight Constituents of Coal" in collaboration with Prof. R. Kandiyoti, Dr. A. A. Herod, Dr. I. Suelves and Mr. C.A. Islas download PDF
  2. "Reduction of Toxic Emissions from Co-combustion of Coal and Waste in Fluidised Beds" in collaboration with Prof. R. Kandiyoti, Mr W. Aripin, and Mr B.B. Miller download PDF
  3. "Fundamentals of Coal Blend Combustion Behaviour" in collaboration with Prof. R. Kandiyoti, Dr. D. Peralta and Mr A. Abdul Majid download PDF