Stuart Walker is one of our Post-Doctoral Research Associates working on the Plastics: Redefining Single-Use project.
Stuart is an engineer and after leaving the University of Sheffield in 2003 worked as a consultant in the construction industry, specialising in internal and external air flow around buildings. After this Stuart completed a PhD and EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship in renewable energy, specifically Tidal Turbines.
After a post-doctoral project on structural dynamics and a period working to decarbonise small businesses in Derbyshire, Stuart returned to Sheffield to join the Plastics: Redefining Single-Use project. His role is on Life Cycle Assessment, Bioplastics, and aiming to understand if and when plant-based plastics are less environmentally damaging than fossil-based plastics.
When the UK government requested evidence to create new standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics our plastics team was keen to respond. Stuart coordinated the Grantham Centre response. Read more here
Stuart has been on the University of Sheffield’s podcast ‘Coronavirus, Examined’. On the show Stuart talked about COVID-19’s impact on the planet. Listen here – https://theuniversityofsheffield.podbean.com/