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Department of Engineering

Dr Fanran Meng


Research Associate in Resource Efficiency in Plastics and Petrochemical Systems

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Telephone: tba



Research interests

Fanran is a Research Associate working on the critical review and data modelling and uncertainty of GHG emission accounting for petrochemical sectors as part of the C-THRU project in the Resource Efficiency Collective. Previously, he was a research fellow in Sustainable Materials and Technologies at the University of Nottingham. He received his PhD degree in Materials Engineering and Materials Design from the University of Nottingham in 2017. His research focuses on resource efficiency and life cycle sustainability which drives reductions in environmental impacts and the development of sustainable engineering practices. 

His expertise is in the application of whole systems approaches (life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis with optimisation algorithm) to sustainable materials and low carbon technologies. His work has covered a wide range of renewable energy, transportation and industrial sectors, e.g. carbon fibre composite recycling, plastic recycling, municipal solid waste management, wind turbine blade waste prediction and management, renewable chemicals and lithium-ion EV batteries.

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