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Dr. Rupert J. Myers

PhD BEng(Hons) BSc
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology
The University of Edinburgh

Industrial ecologist, chemical engineer, and materials scientist
with a mission to improve and sustain well-being of people and planet

Research

We do Convergence Research in sustainable engineering, integrating materials science & chemical engineering, industrial ecology, and data science (we operate in the space marked by * 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 stocks and flows data.

We focus on globally pervasive material and product systems 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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Dr. Rupert J. Myers

Team leader

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh

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

My research is focussed on improving and sustaining human well-being based upon holistic modelling of engineering materials and processes. 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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Dr. He He

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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’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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Zoë Petard

PhD candidate

MSc: Computer Science, University of Edinburgh
BEng: Chemical Engineering, McGill University

My research interests centre on using informatics and engineering to tackle sustainability challenges. In particular, I believe software solutions are a cornerstone for transforming today's urban centres into sustainable cities. At Edinburgh, I focus on the development of a unified data model to consolidate the widespread material stocks and flows data into one open database.

Ms. Sarah Pamenter

MSc student
Sustainable Energy Systems
University of Edinburgh

Ms. Qianxin Ding

MSc student
Advanced Chemical Engineering
University of Edinburgh

Ms. Eloise Bevan
Mr. Alex Elliott

MEng students
Chemical Engineering
University of Edinburgh

Mr. Tom Jager

MEng student
Computer Science
University of Bristol

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

Mr. Ronan H. Blair (MEng)
Mr. Manuel E. Williams (MSc)

PhD students

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Postdoctoral scholars

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Visiting scholars

Dr. Enrique Lacasa

Get in touch

rupert.myers at ed.ac.uk

The University of Edinburgh
School of Engineering
King's Buildings
Sanderson Building
EH9 3BF
UK

Social media


LinkedIn

Publications

Google Scholar
ResearchGate
Publons
Scopus
ORCID

Collaborators

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