Researchers

Dr Sara Giarola

BG Fellow

Sara Giarola joined the Chemical Engineering Department of Imperial College London in 2012, after gaining her PhD at the University of Padua (Italy). Prior to joining the Sustainable Gas Institute she worked on the development of sustainable systems for the conversion of...

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Dr Paul Balcombe

Research Fellow

Paul moved to the Sustainable Gas Institute from Manchester, where he achieved a first class degree in Chemical Engineering, attained chartered engineer status from his time in industry and then completed his PhD in 2014. Paul’s research interests involve the...

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Dr Sara Budinis

Research Associate

Sara joined the Sustainable Gas Institute in May 2015 from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London where she was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow from September 2011 to September 2014. Sara is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical...

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Dr Daniel Crow

Research Associate

Daniel studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and completed his PhD in Mathematics at Imperial College London in 2013. He was a postdoctoral researcher at The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, where he worked on the theory of strongly...

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Dr Jamie Speirs

Lead - White Paper Series

Jamie is a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London and leads the Sustainable Gas Institute's White Paper Series. He joined Imperial College in 2007, working in the Centre for Environmental Policy, before joining SGI in...

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Dr Julia Sachs

Research Associate

Julia Sachs studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University in Stuttgart in Germany and graduated with a Diploma in 2012. Julia then went on to do a PhD in model-based optimization of hybrid energy systems in rural areas also at the University of Stuttgart in...

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Dr Ivan Garcia Kerdan

Research Fellow

In 2008 Ivan graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a degree in Mechatronics. His main areas of interest were instrumentation, automation control, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and robotics. Ivan finished an...

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Ernesto Santibanez Borda

PhD Researcher

Ernesto Santibanez Borda is a Brazilian and Chilean national. He completed his undergraduate in Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, in Santiago, Chile as an industrial engineer with a major in mining. After graduation, Ernesto  worked two years as a production...

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Dr Jasmin Cooper

Research Associate

Jasmin Cooper graduated from The University of Manchester in 2013 with a First-class degree in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Technology. She then went on to do her PhD in life cycle sustainability and sustainable development at The University of Manchester,...

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Dr Francisca A Jalil Vega

Research Associate

Francisca joined the Sustainable Gas Institute in May 2018, after completing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research was on studying heat decarbonisation pathways in the UK by implementing a spatially-resolved energy systems model. She is now...

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