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Massimiliano Materazzi

University College London (UK)



2002 - present

University College London (UK)

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Research Lab at UCL, managing over 20 researchers and 10+ international projects on waste management, bioenergy and CCS. Module leader of Fluid Particle Systems, Biofuels & Biorefinery, and research Projects for MEng/MSc students in Chemical Engineering Department.

2017 - 2022

University College London (UK)

RAEng Principal Research Fellow

Recipient of the prestigious 5-years Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) as independent PI for developing industrial processes for the production of fuels and hydrogen from waste feedstock via gasification and catalytic upgrading.

2011 - 2017

UCL/Advanced Plasma Power Ltd (UK)

Principal Process Engineer

He has been managing the research programmes and pilot/demo plant design for APP, leading several national and international projects on waste gasification, plasma refining and catalytic synthesis of hydrogen and biofuels. He has been implementing research and education in this area at UCL through research and teaching fellowships since the completion of his PhD in 2015 at UCL.

Main research interest

Waste thermal treatment, carbon capture, chemical recycling and chemical reactor/process design

Most relevant projects

EPSRC NOSTOS (£1.3M) – Olefin Synthesis from Biomass and Waste
BEIS GGR (£4.5M) – Hydrogen production from waste feedstock with integrated carbon capture
BEIS H2BECCS (£500k) – Plasma technologies for hydrogen production
RAEng H2 (£250k) – Carbon negative technologies for hydrogen production and greenhouse gas removal
RAEng (£560k) – Advanced Thermal Technologies for waste valorization


>50 scientific papers and book chapters
2 books edited by Springer and Academic Press

Awards / Other

Warner Medal by IChemE in 2023
IChemE Global Awards in “Sustainability”, “Energy” and “Outstanding Achievements in Chemical Engineering” in 2018


e-mail: massimiliano.materazzi.09@ucl.ac.uk
phone: +44 20 7679 7868