Rupert J. Myers is a Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering and leader of the Myers Group at Imperial College London.
He has worked across various engineering/science disciplines and locations, from Australia (Uni. of Melbourne), to the United States (UC Berkeley, Yale, MIT), and to Europe (EMPA, Uni. of Edinburgh, ICL).
Rupert currently champions his mission, to reduce environmental burdens through sustainable engineering, by focussing his research and teaching on materials that are virtually unmatched in importance to society, such as cement and metals, and the services/products that they provide, e.g., shelter/buildings, infrastructure, and cities.
He leads inter(/trans)disciplinary projects in this space, which notably couple industrial ecology and materials engineering/chemistry, in collaboration with various domestic and international academic and non-academic partners.
Rupert is a member of the International Society of Industrial Ecology.
Outstanding prospective PhD students and postdocs that are passionate about sustainability, science/engineering, and materials are encouraged to get in touch by email with their CV attached. Multiple PhD projects are currently available in the Myers Group, on topics such as:
- Modelling use of materials and energy throughout society and related scenario/policy analysis, e.g., to identify environmentally beneficial technologies (industrial ecology, data engineering)
- Using thermodynamics to fundamentally understand environmentally beneficial/harmful materials, e.g., properties of cement binders with low CO2 emissions, persistence of toxic chemicals (materials science, chemistry)
- Assessment and characterisation of natural and anthropogenic resources for environmentally beneficial use, e.g., industrial by-products (industrial ecology, materials science)