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Myers Group

Imperial College London
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A team of industrial ecologists, engineers, and scientists
with a shared mission to drive sustainable use of
resources in industry and the built environment

Research

We do Convergence Research in sustainable engineering, integrating materials science, chemical engineering, industrial ecology, data analysis, and applied/computational mathematics (we operate in the yellow space in the figure to the right).

Our experimental expertise covers both laboratory and synchrotron techniques, and also both kinetics and thermodynamics. We complement these skills with computational modelling and holistic analysis of material and product systems.

We focus on globally prevalent materials and products that are virtually unmatched in supply and demand, including cement, concrete, and metals. At least ~50% of industrial CO2 emissions arise from the production of these materials alone.

Find out more about our work by browsing the research themes below and by connecting with us by email or on social media (see the Contact section).

Systems to materials and processes
systems

Developing and applying data to model materials and energy use throughout anthropogenic and natural systems in order to drive research, policy, and practice

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Materials science and chemistry
materials

Synthesis, characterisation, and modelling of novel, more sustainable, and higher performance materials

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Open science in industrial ecology
open_science

Enhancing transparency and accessibility of data and code to improve reproducibility and impact of sustainability science research

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Foundations of industrial ecology
foundations

Discovering new and advanced concepts and tools in industrial ecology

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Team

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Rupert J. Myers

Team leader

Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering, Imperial College London

PhD: Materials Science & Engineering, University of Sheffield
BEng(Hons): Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne
BSc: Applied Mathematics (major), University of Melbourne

My research aims to approach sustainable development and drive materials innovation using holistic modelling of human/natural systems. I aim to understand, develop, and apply novel technologies that have higher performance and lower impacts than their status quo counterparts. I'm also (among other things): Australian (well, a Melbournian really); squash player; amateur jazz trumpeter; Bryant Park enthusiast; flat white drinker.

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He He

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

PhD: Environmental Science & Mathematics, University of South Australia
MSc: Materials Science & Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology
BEng: Materials Science & Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

He He’s research focusses on analysing relationships among economic and environmental issues (energy, CO2 emissions, and waste) through applications of mathematical models. He currently investigates environmental issues related to building materials.

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Adam Mason

PhD candidate, Imperial College London

MEng: Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Adam’s research focuses on consolidating material stocks and flows data to improve their availability and utility. His thesis aims to improve sustainable development scenarios, systems analyses exploring mitigation of ecologically damaging processes, and the data underpinning both. Adam is an amateur fencer (épée) and botanic garden wanderer, driven by his want and our need to solve the climate crises we currently face.

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Mohit Arora

PhD candidate, Singapore University of Technology and Design

MTech: Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
BTech: G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

Mohit investigates the convergence of design innovation, sustainability, and climate change mitigation. He enjoys solving interdisciplinary research problems to positively impact communities. His enthusiasm for technology and public policy drives his research agenda, including issues such as the circular economy, resources efficiency, pollution, and environmental health.

We work with

Yale
USGS
EnerGaia
RAEng
SRPe
ISIE
MoC
MIT
NSF
UoS
EMPA
UNEP
EPSRC
ALS
Berkeley
Unimelb
MonTech
IITMad
IDCHerz
EUJRC

Alumni

MEng & MSc students

Ronan H. Blair (MEng Chem)
Manuel E. Williams (MSc Ecol Econ)
Alexander Elliott (MEng Chem)
Eloise Bevan (MEng Chem)
Qianxin Ding (MSc Adv Chem Eng)

PhD students

Zoë Petard

Researchers

Sarah Pamenter (RA)

Visiting scholars

Enrique Lacasa (PDRA)
Tom Jager (MEng Comp Sci)
Christelle El Feghali (MEng Civ Env)

Get in touch

r.myers at imperial.ac.uk

Imperial College London
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Skempton Building
SW7 2AZ
UK

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Publications

Google Scholar
ResearchGate
Publons
Scopus
ORCID

Collaborators

Metabolism of Cities
International Society for Industrial Ecology
Environmental Research Penitentiary
BuildENVIRONMENT