Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown


Aaron graduated from the University of Leeds with an undergraduate degree in Biology (BSc). He then joined the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Bioenergy at the University of Leeds to complete an integrated MSc and PhD. Aaron’s recently submitted his PhD thesis entitled “Integration of Hydrothermal Conversion and Anaerobic Fermentation for the Valorisation of High Ash Feedstocks”, investigating the integration of hydrothermal and biological conversion technologies to improve the energy recovery from typically problematic biomass.  

Research interests

  • Hydrothermal Processing of Biomass
  • Biological Processing of Biomass
  • Hydrothermal Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Macroalgae
  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Bioenergy from Wastes
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  • PhD - University of Leeds - (2016-2021) - Awaiting Examination
  • MSc (Integrated) - University of Leeds (2016-2021)
  • BSc (Hons) - University of Leeds (2011-2014)