Roshni Paul is a renewable energy scientist. She completed her undergraduate in Chemistry, from Calicut University in India. She did her masters in Nanotechnology specializing in microsystems from Teesside University, Middlesbrough.
She joined Birmingham City University for her MPhil/PhD studies in 2011 specialising in utilizing biomass for the generation of renewable energy using anaerobic digestion technology.
Her work predominantly researches on bioenergy derivation and has worked with an array of biomass resources and wastes including agricultural crop residues, brewery spent grain, and algae biomass from microscopic microalgae to long brown seaweed.
Currently working as a research associate at Faculty of CEBE, she is involved in teaching environmental studies, law and policies. Her work also has close interaction with industries specialising in pre-treatment technologies, wastewater management and on farm AD plants.
She is a Fellow of Higher Education academy, FHEA, UK. She has completed Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education followed by completing Masters in Education from Birmingham City University.
She is a member of societies of Vitae, founder member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) society in BCU and is a Sherpa mentor in Stemettes.
She’s passionate about algae, but is an avid blogger and traveler.
- Collaboration on European research projects
- Lab based analyses
- Environmental Engineering
- Anaerobic Digestion Technology
- Renewable energy Science
- Phycology - Algae biomass – Micro and Macro algae
- Environmental Law and Policies
- Techno Economics
- Applied Sciences – Nanotechnology and microsystems
- Learning and Teaching development
BSc Chemistry, MSc (Nanotechnology), M.Ed, PGCert, FHEA, PhD(Ongoing)
FHEA, Anaerobic Digestion Network, Vitae, IET, WISE, Stemettes
- R. Paul, S. Suhartini, L. Melville, and M. Sulu. “Semi continuous digestion of Saccharina latissima: A comparison of mesophilic and thermophilic digestion.” (2018) – ADNET Conference, University of York, UK
- R. Paul, S. Suhartini, L. Melville, and M. Sulu. “Anaerobic digestion of Saccharina latissima – Challenges and prospects of utilising seaweed as a novel feedstock for co-digestion” (2017), 15th IWA World conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Beijing, China.
- R. Paul, S. Suhartini, L. Melville, and M. Sulu. “Feasibility of cultivated Saccharina latissimi as a novel co-digestion feedstock” (2017) –ADNET Conference, University of Birmingham, UK
- R. Paul, S. Suhartini, L. Melville, and M. Sulu. “Anaerobic co-digestion of Saccharina latissima and agricultural crop waste residues for increased methane production” (2016) –ADNET Conference, University of Birmingham, UK
- R. Paul, L. Melville, and M. Sulu, "Anaerobic Digestion of Micro and Macro Algae, Pre-treatment and Co-Digestion-Biomass — A Review for a Better Practice," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 646-650, 2016.
- R. Paul, L. Melville, and M. Sulu. Anaerobic Digestion of Micro and Macro Algae, Pre-treatment and Co-digestion-Biomass – A review for Better practice, ICBEE 2014: September, Paris, France.
- Paul. R, Melville, L. (2012) Energy from Algae - A Biorefinery Concept. 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 2012 (EESD2012), Feb 27-29, 2012 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
- Paul. R, Melville, L. (2011), ‘Bioenergy from Microalgae – A bio-refinery approach’, Kerala Environment Congress, 2011, India.
- Doosan Enpure
- Severn Trent WWTP
- Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd.
- Vale Green Energy Ltd.
- Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS)
- Dingle Bay seaweed Ltd.