• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    PhD projects

    CO2 utilization for chemical production Hydrothermal processing Alkaline thermal treatment Bio-oil upgrading Crude glycerol upgrading

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    Personal profile


    Dr Jude Onwudili is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in the Deprtament of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. He was previously a Research Fellow at the renowned Energy Research Institute, School of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Professor Paul T. Williams.

    Dr Onwudili is an experienced researcher, having worked on a number of EPSRC-funded and industrially-funded research projects on catalytic and non-catalytic thermochemical (hydrothermal, combustion, pyrolysis and gasification) processing of biomass, plastics, algae and municipal solid wastes for the production of fuels, chemicals and materials.

    He is currently developing and leading a Sustainable Chemicals Laboratory at the European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University. 

    Research Interests

    Hydrothermal processing of biomass and organic wastes; Catalysis & applied catalysis for fuel & chemicals; Thermochemical (pyrolysis, liquefaction and gasification ) conversion of biomass, algae and plastic waste; Valorisation of solid wastes; CO2 utilization; Wastewater treatment; Environmental pollution control


    2020 - Date: Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University

    2015 – 2020 Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University.

    2006 – 2015: Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute, School of Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Leeds, 

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Associate Member – Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

    Full Member- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

    Full Member – Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

    Senior Fellow – Higher Education Academy (HEA)


    Teaching Activity

    Chemical Process Design, Chemical Product Design, Renewable Energy Technologies, Advanced Renewable (Bioenergy) Technologies, Advanced Process Design

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    2019 - UK Catalysis Hub Water-Energy Nexus Project; Energy and Fuels from Wastewater 

    2019 - Supergen Bioenergy Hub/SHV Energy Butyric acid to Propane Project

    2020 - Ethiopian Mini-grid Extensions & Energy Storage Project - Innovate UK 

     2020 - Crude Glycerol Valorisation to gaseous fuels and liquid chemicals - Marie-Curie Sklodowska Fellowship 

    2021 - Feasibility of Bio-LPG production and Utilisation in Brazil - Grand Challenges Research Fund (Aston)


    Professional/editorial offices

    Review Editor, Frontiers of Chemistry (Chemical Engineering Section)

    RSC Directory of Consultants

    Contact Details

    Phone Number: +44 (0)121 204 4303
    Email: j.onwudili@aston.ac.uk
    Room Number: MB110E

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Leeds

    Award Date: 7 Mar 2005

    BSc, University of Ibadan


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