Rupert MyersImperial College London
|Imperial College London|
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|London, United Kingdom|
|Member since||Mar 20, 2016|
AboutIndustrial ecologist/chemical engineer/materials scientist working towards more sustainable use of resources in the built environment
DetailsRupert's research expertise spans industrial ecology through to chemistry of mineral systems (e.g., concrete).
His research approach integrates deep technical analysis (experimental [laboratory, synchrotron] and modelling) of specific materials into modelling of material and product life cycles. This approach is needed to appropriately understand the environmental burdens of material technologies (status quo and novel) and their substitutions at the system level. Significantly, it addresses the key gap between:
• Traditional materials research, which usually focusses on improving performance of individual technologies at relatively high technical detail; and
• Industrial ecology methods such as material flow analysis (MFA), which are often used to study technologies at relatively low technical detail.
Questions and themes that Rupert and his group are interested in include: how can we efficiently use available resources while also reducing life cycle environmental impacts, valorise more wastes/by-products more effectively, and achieve sustainable development within the paradigm of critical materials and energy resources?
Research Interests(1) Industrial ecology, including resource supply-demand issues (e.g. criticality, circular economy) and related use of material flow analysis, life cycle assessment, and policy analysis
(2) Materials science, including cementitious materials, materials/minerals/aquatic chemistry, solid/liquid equilibria, geochemical/thermodynamic modelling, synchrotron/laboratory materials characterisation, by-product/waste valorisation
(3) Data engineering/management, including open science, databases
Website contributions from this member
|22 Oct 2018||Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable Material Systems|
|14 Oct 2017||PhD studentship in sustainable construction, EU/UK students fully funded, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)|