Award success for Energy 2050 researchers

Two engineers from Energy 2050 have been recognised for their work this month.

Dr Karen Finney, Research Fellow, has been awarded the Engineering Researcher of the Year award by the Engineering Researcher Society at the University of Sheffield.

Karen’s research expertise is in low-carbon and sustainable energy generation focussing on a range of aspects including thermal treatments of fossils fuels, biomass and waste; carbon capture; gas turbines; combined heat and power; district heating; fuel processing techniques and pollutant minimisation.

Helen Theaker, a PhD student in the group, won prizes at the UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 for best abstract (runner-up) and best overall presentation.

Helen’s research is in the area of Anaerobic digestion control and automation.