CWD_SquareAs the world moves more to renewable energy resources there is a growing challenge to balancing YOUR energy requirements and the availability of renewable sources. Charlie advocates and researches the use of Hydrogen as the perfect Universal Energy Carrier to store, transport and utilise intermittent renewable energy supplies. Charlie is now a Senior Lecturer at the new Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University with a MSci in Chemistry from Nottingham and a PhD in nanomaterials from Glasgow University. His previous posts at UCL Chemistry include a prestigious Ramsay Fellowship and a post-doc in photocatalytic self-cleaning materials and photocatalysts working with Prof. Ivan Parkin. In his spare time, Charlie runs a small company that works with hydrogen and he plays canoe polo, a game likened to 5-a-side Rugby but in boats.

Charlie is also an associate editor for RSC Advances and recognised for teaching as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

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After A-levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths, I went to the University of Nottingham to study Chemistry on an MSci, masters program, before embarking on a Phd, also at Nottingham. After 2 years I moved to The University of Glasgow to complete my studies when my supervisor received a Chair and relocated the lab north.

My PhD involved working on nanofibres of chalcogenide materials,  and observing how they formed and which of their interesting bulk properties they maintained.

In 2012 I was awarded a chartered scientist status (CSci) through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. In 2013 I was awarded chartered chemist status (CChem) through the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2016 I was awarded FRSC and FHEA.

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Academic Work History

2014-Present. Senior Lecturer at Swansea University working in the Energy Safety Research Institute.

2016. Awarded Fellow of Higher Education Academy.


2015-2019. Associate Editor for the journal RSC Advances

2011- 2014. Ramsay Memorial Fellow. UCL Self Cleaning Materials, photocatalysts and hydrogen technologies.

2008-2011.  Post Doc Researcher working for Ivan Parkin at UCL. Self Cleaning Materials for healthcare environments.

2006-2008. PhD at Glasgow University working on nanotechnology. Synthesis Characterisation and properties of tantalum-based Inorganic Nanofibres.

2000-2006. The Uuniversity of Nottingham, Masters degree and the initial part of PhD.

Curriculum Vitae

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