Dr Andrew Ross

Dr Andrew Ross


Dr Andrew Ross  joined the University of Leeds (UoL) in 1997 and is currently an Associate Processor in Energy and Resource Recovery and is the Group leader of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery group in SCAPE.  He has a BSc in Applied and Analytical Chemistry and a Ph.D. from Staffordshire University.  He has over 50 publications in Energy Engineering, Bioenergy and Waste Management and Resource Recovery.


  • Group leader in Waste Management and Resource Recovery

Research interests

  • Algal Biotechnology (Algae - A Future Source of Fuels and Chemicals)
  • Hydrothermal processing of biomass
  • Next generation transport fuels
  • Energy and Nutrient cycling
  • Bioenergy from Waste
  • Characterisation and Analytical Sciences
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  • PhD Staffordshire University
  • BSc (hons) Staffordshire University

Student education

Teaching responsibilities include lecturing for the Chemical Engineering undergraduate programme and MSC programmes in SCAPE. Topics include energy engineering, petroleum engineering, fuel processing, bioenergy and analytical sciences. Additional responsibilities include project supervision of MEng Chemical Engineering students, MSc Energy and Environmental Engineering students and Bioenergy Doctoral Training Students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Integrated Energy Research
  • Clean Combustion
  • Energy Leeds
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-waste
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures

Current postgraduate researchers

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