Principal Investigators

Ian S. Metcalfe

Professor Ian Metcalfe FREng, BSc(Eng) (Imperial College), MA (Princeton), PhD (Princeton) is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University, having previously been a Professor of Chemical Engineering in both Manchester and Edinburgh and a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.
Professor Metcalfe's work is primarily in the area of oxidation kinetics and oxide catalysis. In particular he is interested in the uses of ionically conducting materials in catalytic systems. This interest has lead to work on ceramic fuel cells, electrochemical reactors and sensors using both oxygen-ion and proton conducting systems. He has published over 100 refereed papers and is the author of a text book in the area of kinetics and reaction engineering. He is Executive Editor for Chemical Engineering Science. He is both a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Engineer as well as being a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

In July 2012, in recongnition of his contribution to the fields of catalysis and membrane science over the past 25 years Ian was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.