Rupert J. Myers is Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering at Imperial College London.
He has worked across various engineering/science disciplines and locations, from Australia (Uni. of Melbourne), to the United States (UC Berkeley, Yale, MIT), and to Europe (EMPA, Uni. of Edinburgh, ICL).
Rupert currently champions his mission, to reduce environmental burdens through sustainable engineering, by focussing his research and teaching on materials that are virtually unmatched in importance to society, such as cement and metals, and the services/products that they provide, e.g., shelter/buildings, infrastructure, and cities.
Outstanding prospective PhD students and postdocs that are passionate about sustainability, science/engineering, and materials are encouraged to get in touch by email with their CV attached. Multiple PhD projects are currently available, on topics such as:
- Modelling use of materials and energy throughout society and related scenario/policy analysis, e.g., to identify environmentally beneficial technologies (industrial ecology, data engineering)
- Using thermodynamics to fundamentally understand environmentally beneficial/harmful materials, e.g., properties of cement binders with low CO2 emissions, persistence of toxic chemicals (materials science, chemistry)
- Assessment and characterisation of natural and anthropogenic resources for environmentally beneficial use, e.g., industrial by-products (industrial ecology, materials science)
Rupert is available for consultancy and public/media engagement on the topics above and related areas, such as industrial decarbonisation, circular economy, sustainable construction, novel construction materials, low carbon cement and concrete, etc.
Miller SA, Myers RJ, 2021, Environmental Impacts of Alternative Cement Binders (vol 54, pg 677, 2019), Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:55, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:6525-6525
Myers R, Pamenter S, 2021, Decarbonizing the cementitious materials cycle: a whole-systems review of measures to decarbonize the cement supply chain in the UK and European contexts, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol:25, ISSN:1088-1980, Pages:359-376
He H, Myers RJ, 2021, Log mean divisia index decomposition analysis of the demand for building materials: application to concrete, dwellings, and the U.K, Environmental Science and Technology (washington), Vol:55, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:2767-2778
et al., 2020, A research agenda on systems approaches to infrastructure, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol:37, ISSN:1029-0249, Pages:214-233