I studied Chemical Engineering at the Freidrich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, where I graduated in 2004.
In 2004 I joined the Department of Technical Chemistry at the Research Centre of Karlsruhe, Germany for my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Hornung. At the research centre of Karlsruhe, I worked on the study of formal kinetic parameters of the biomass pyrolysis process and also studying the behaviour of lignin. I also have experience in working with intermediate pyrolysis via a Haloclean reactor in lab and pilot scale as well as in handling units like the TG, DTA, DTG and MS.
I joined the Bioenergy Research Group (BERG) at Aston University in July 2008. My research is focused on the pyrolysis of biomass with respect to lignin and the study of kinetics. I will also be responsible for the online analysis of pyrolysis gases of the pyrolysis process. In addition I will also carry out the numerical analysis of the experimental results.