Prof. John Andresen

Professor - Associate Director of Hydrogen and Low Carbon Systems

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 0131 451 3591


Office: JC NM10

Research Profile


Prof. John Andresen gained his PhD in Applied Chemistry researching sustainable binders for carbon materials in 1997 from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, USA, where he was Director for the Consortium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal as well as its Carbon Research Centre. He then moved to University of Nottingham, England, where he became an Associate Professor in 2006. At UoN he worked closely with industry and secured three Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) projects in the area of sustainable fuel. In 2012 he moved back to Scotland as a Reader in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Heriot Watt University. His current projects are focused on innovative process engineering solutions and life cycle assessment of industrial heat and power needs.

He has been an Editor-in-Chief of Fuel Processing Technology, a leading journal in the area of energy and is the author of more than 177 publications including 1 book, 2 patents, 7 chapters in books, 35 peer-reviewed papers and 140 contributions to other journals and conference proceedings.

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