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Lynsey Melville

Director of the Centre for Low Carbon Research and Lead of the Bioenergy Research Group, Senior Researcher

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

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Lynsey actively participates in regional and national debate surrounding the low carbon agenda, and is a member of a number of scientific forums, including The New OptimistsShe has generated over £1.7 million in research income through EU, UK and commercial funded research.  Lynsey is currently leading the Bioenergy research group, whose focus is on accelerating the adoption of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable energy from biomass. This includes supervision of both post-doctoral and PhD researchers.

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Area of expertise:

  • Low Carbon Technologies
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioremediation
  • Biorefining
  • Environmental Sustainability

Biography: 

Lynsey Melville is currently professor of Environmental Engineering in the Centre for Resilient Environments. She leads the Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology research groups whose focus is on supporting and accelerating the development of a sustainable Bio economy. As a transdisciplinary researcher her works spans across a variety of areas including bio-resource mapping and management, biochemical conversion of biomass and bioremediation/ waste water treatment.

She has working with multinational companies such as Doosan Enpure she has expertise in process assessment, optimisation and market diversification from pilot-scale to full-scale. Lynsey is currently leading the Bioenergy research group, whose focus is on accelerating the adoption of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable energy from biomass.

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