Jonathan David Armstrong Powell, Ph.D.

Lecturer
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
 
2015 – 2016 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Warwick, UK
2004 – 2007 PhD – Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK: Thesis title, ‘The development of a process for the manufacture of multi-layered ceramic micro-tubes’
2002 – 2003 MSc Environmental Pollution Control, University of Leeds, UK: Thesis title, ‘Characterisation of products from the auto-thermal reformation of vegetable oil’
1999 – 2002 BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
 
MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
• Chartered Engineer
• Affiliate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
• Qualified Teacher Status

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Carbon capture
• Catalysis
• Ceramics shaping
• Cemented tungsten carbides
• Solid oxide fuel cells

 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• Advanced transport phenomena
• Fluid mechanics
• Thermodynamics
• Analytical and interfacial chemistry
• Engineering practice and undergraduate labs
• Colloid science and rheology
• Statistical thermodynamics

 
EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY​
July 2019–Present Lecturer, ISE, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Sept 2017–July 2019 Physics & Chemistry Teacher
Sept 2016–Aug 2017 Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)
Aug 2015–Aug 2016 Trainee Teacher, University of Warwick
Aug 2010–July 2015 Adjunct & Visiting Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
June 2014–Dec 2014 Board Member, IChemE, Singapore
July 2011–Dec 2014 Lecturer, CEAM, Newcastle University, UK (/w Singapore secondment)
April 2008–July 2010 Process engineer, Sandvik Hard Materials, Coventry, UK and Stockholm, Sweden
Sept 2003–Aug 2004 Research engineer, Rolls Royce, Derby, UK
 
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Experimental study of dual fixed bed biochar-catalytic gasification with simultaneous feed of O2-steam-CO2 for synthesis gas or hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 43 (32), 14974-14986, 2018

H2 production from sorption enhanced steam reforming of biogas using multifunctional catalysts of Ni over Zr-, Ce- and La-modified CaO sorbents, Chemical Engineering Journal, 313 (2017), 1415-1425

Metals (Mg, Sr and Al) modified CaO based sorbent for CO2 sorption/desorption stability in fixed bed reactor for high temperature application, Chemical Engineering Journal, 284 (2016), 1212-1223

Performance evaluation of sorption enhanced chemical-looping reforming for hydrogen production from biomass with modification of catalyst and sorbent regeneration, Chemical Engineering Journal, 303 (2016), 338-347

Activity and stability performance of multifunctional catalyst (Ni/CaO and Ni/Ca12Al14O33CaO) for bio-hydrogen production from sorption enhanced biogas steam reforming, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (2016), 7318-7331

Investigation of biogas decomposition process for fuel cell applications (PEMFC and SOFC): thermodynamic approach, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 49 (2016), 728-733

Simulation and thermodynamic analysis of chemical looping reforming and CO2 enhanced chemical looping reforming, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 92 (2014), 2575-2583

Design of ceramic paste formulations for co-extrusion, Powder Technology, 245 (2013), 21-27

Hydrogen production from sorption enhanced biogas steam reforming using nickel-based catalysts, Engineering Journal, 17 (2013), 19-34

Energy efficiency evaluation for a “Green” power generation process with minimum effort on carbon dioxide capture and storage, Chemical Engineering Communications, 199:12 (2012), 1642-1691

Co-extrusion of multilayered ceramic micro-tubes for use as solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 30 (2010), 2859-2870

Characteristics and Catalytic Properties of Mesocellular Foam Silica Supported Pd Nanoparticles in the Liquid-Phase Selective Hydrogenation of Phenylacetylene, Catalysis Letters,  141 (2010), 1149-1155
The unification of paste rheologies for the co-extrusion of solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 29 (2009), 893-897
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Development of NiO/CeO2 for hydrogen production via chemical looping reforming of methane, Catalysis and Chemical Engineering 2013 (IChemE),  London, UK, 2013
  
Hydrogen production via sorption enhanced steam reforming of biogas, 5th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on New/Renewable Energy, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2012
 
Rheological Design of Ceramic Pastes for the Co-extrusion of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, presented at: ICCPS-11: 11th International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
 
Co-extrusion of multilayered ceramic micro-tubes, in: Shaping 4: 4th International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics, Marid, Spain, 2009
 
Unification of paste rheologies for the co-extrusion of solid oxide fuel cells, in: Shaping 3: 3rd International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics, Limoges, France, 2006