Dr Laurence Stamford

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Chemical Engineering

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Laurence joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science as a lecturer in sustainable chemical engineering in 2014. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2020. His main interest is the role of new technologies in sustainable development. This involves identifying and quantifying the environmental, economic and social implications of technological systems. By applying life cycle thinking to industrial systems, he considers their upstream and downstream effects, identifying new opportunities, avoiding unintended negative consequences, and prioritising future research and policy. His work is funded primarily by UK research councils (EPSRC, NERC) and the EU (H2020).

Laurence's PhD was awarded in 2012 for his work on the sustainability of energy systems. Since then he has applied concepts such as life cycle thinking, circular economy and eco-efficiency to the energy sector (nuclear, gas, wind, solar, storage, future scenarios), the food sector, and bio-processes.


2012: PhD, Life cycle sustainability assessment of electricity generation: a methodology and an application in the UK context, The University of Manchester

2006: MA, Biological Sciences, University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall)

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  • Life cycle assessment, Sustainability assessment, Sustainable development

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