We’re pleased to welcome Dr Rachael Rothman to the Grantham Centre as a new director! In 2018, Rachael joins our Operations Team and Management Board. Plus she is supervising a number of Grantham Scholars.
“I am delighted to take on this role and be part of defining both the future of sustainability research at the university and the training of the sustainability leaders of the future.” Rachael Rothman said, speaking on her role as director at the Grantham Centre
“The Grantham Centre is at an exciting juncture. I look forward to using my chemical engineering knowledge of clean energy and sustainable processes to collaborate with colleagues across the university to find solutions to some of the most pressing sustainability issues we face.”
Dr Rothman’s research is in sustainable processes and clean energy systems. Her interests lie in whole systems analysis, clean energy technologies, hydrogen production and carbon dioxide utilisation. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Sheffield.
Rachael is part of our exciting new project Redefining Single-Use Plastic. This £1 million collaboration brings together world-class experts from across academic disciplines to address problems posed by plastics.
Rachael supervises Natasha Su Mohamad. Natasha’s project looks at the fate of plastic parts of aircraft throughout their lifetime in order to encourage reuse.
And Rachael also supervises Thomas Cowley. His work is on low carbon heating.
Alongside being our director, Rachael is also part of our special research projects. Both Plastics Redefining Single-Use and Many Happy Returns take a multidisciplinary approach to reducing plastic waste.