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Professor Edward Gobina

Biography Academic and Professional Qualifications
2019 – Date Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) of Great Britain - In View
2019 – Date Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) of Great Britain
2006 – Date Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council (MEPC) of Great Britain
2003 – Date Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (MNYAS) of the United States of America
1995 – Date Member of the European Membrane Society (MEMS) of the European Union
1986 - 1990 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical & Process Engineering, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Employment Experience
2005 - Date Professor-Teaching (BEng, MEng/MSc Oil & Gas Projects, Supervising PhD Research)
2005 - Date Professor-Research (Grant Application/Execution)
2001 - Date Leader of the Centre of Excellence for Process Integration & Membrane Technology, setup world class research centre, undertaking Funded Research and Industrial Consultancy and Research Commercialization, the RGU.
2001 - 2005 Reader in Chemical & Process Engineering, RGU, Aberdeen
1998 - 2001 Lecturer - The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
1991 - 1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Salford, Salford

Edward Gobina is a Full UK Professor of Chemical Engineering and leads Ceramic Membrane Technology research at Robert Gordon University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and has pioneered the research-informed teaching and learning strategy using his research-intensive Centre of Excellence for Process Integration and Membrane Technology (C.P.I.M.T) to develop and fortify linkages between research and teaching/learning to enhance student experience.

Edward’s research interests focus on the design of advanced reactor systems and heterogeneous catalysis for clean chemical synthesis, particularly the design of impregnated inorganic porous and dense materials as membranes and supports for sustainable hydrogen, biofuels and chemicals production from bio-renewable resources. Edward earned his PhD (1990) in heterogeneous catalysis and surface science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne working with world renowned expert Professor Alexander Morgan Mearns. Following 8 years of continuous EPSRC-Funded post-doctoral research at the University of Salford working under the direction of Chemical Nuclear Engineer Professor Ron Hughes, Edward was appointed to his first independent academic position at Robert Gordon University in 1998 where he has stayed since then.

He was appointed to a Readership (Senior Lecturer) in Chemical and Process Engineering in 2001 and became a Full UK Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2005. During his time at RGU Edward became editor for over 20 international scientific journals, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) peer Review College and formed up to 3 university spinout companies (Gas2-2005, Clear Process-2006 and MEMVOC-2006) through which he exploited his research-intensive results from the C.P.I.M. T.

Edward is the recipient of two Scottish Enterprise Proof-of-Concept awards (2001, 2002), the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Fellowship for Business Management (2005), SMART Award for Spinout (2006), RAE 5* Returnable Researcher (2001), 4* RAE returnable Professor (2008), REF 4* Impact Case Study (2014).

Edward is a Knowledge Base Leader of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) (2008-2009), the Sponsored Gas2 Chair of Ceramic Membrane Technology (2008), the KTP Certificate of Excellence (2009), the Best KTP for Scotland Award (2010), and nominated for the Award of the Best KTP for the U.K (2011), the recipient of the SFC Innovation Voucher in 2011 with Calder Cabs.

Edward is the Strategic Lead Consultant seconded to Spinout Company GAS2 Ltd during which GAS2 Ltd were awarded £17.5 million inward direct transcontinental inward investment. His supervised PhD student numbers also increased and has supervised up to 20 PhD students to completion as Principal Supervisor, mentored over 10 postdoctoral research fellows and supervised over 200 undergraduate and MSc students making use of the Research-intensive teaching & learning facilities created through his research grant awards to carryout their projects under his supervision.

Edward has published over 350 peer reviewed articles with over 200 high-impact journal, 100 world conference proceedings, 25 books, 15 book chapters and generated up to 4 Patent families resulting in over 25 granted and licensed patents worldwide.

Edward is a Global Grand Challenge Winner who was one of 344 institutions from 5 continents who responded to the call and the only University outside North America among the 24 finalists who succeeded in the first round of the $35 million Global Grand Challenge by the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) of Canada. The £300,000 funded research project was undertaken from April 2014 to August 2017 with the aim of converting greenhouse gases into valuable carbon-based products.

His external collaboration include the University of Owerri, Nigeria where RGU alumni have been involved in the creation of the $6 million Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies (ACE-FUELS). Similarly, a collaboration with the Petroleum Technology University (PTI) in Warri, Nigeria where RGU Alumni who has risen to the strategic position of Vice Principal-Research has led the strategic plan to build a $15 billion government-backed modular refinery.
Research Interests Advanced integrated membrane reactor systems
Energy transition
Carbon capture and utilization
Carbon utilization
Hydrogen production
Waste minimization.
Teaching and Learning EN3591 – Environmental Engineering 1-Module Coordinator/Lecturer (Year 3 BEng/MEng)
EN4581 –Module Coordinator/ Oil & Gas Engineering B-Lecturer (Year 4 BEng/MEng)
EN4700– Plant Performance-Module Coordinator/Lecturer (Year 4 BEng/MEng)
EN4600 – Final Year BEng/MEng Undergraduate Individual Projects-Project Supervisor
EN5601 – MEng Year 5 Group Projects-Project Supervisor
ENM214 –MSc Projects-Project Supervisor
EN3104 - Year 3 GA Instrumentation and Control Module Coordinator
EN3104 – Process Control Module Coordinator (Year 3 Graduate Apprentice)
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Je-S ID 74528