University of Birmingham
Professor Joe Wood completed a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge (2001). He has three years of industrial experience with BP and Albright and Wilson. Since 2001 he has worked at the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded a Chair in 2012 and leads the Chemical Reaction Engineering Group in the School of Chemical Engineering. He has published 72 journal papers and four book chapters.
Professor Wood carries out research on upgrading of bio-oil, hydrogenation of furfural, in-situ upgrading of heavy oil, capture of carbon dioxide from industrial sources, catalyst development and testing, reactor design and engineering.