Professor Elise Cartmell
Head of the Cranfield Water Science Institute
Location: Building 39, Cranfield campus
T: +44 (0)1234 758366
Environmental Science and Technology
Professor Elise Cartmell is Head of the Cranfield Water Science Institute. She has a substantial research activity in wastewater treatment with special reference to energy recovery from anaerobic digestion and fate of hazardous chemicals.
Her anaerobic research focuses on digestion optimisation and the integration with thermal processes for renewable energy production. Over the last ten years with Professor John Lester, she has established Cranfield as one of the centres of excellence in the analysis and environmental fate of hazardous chemicals and is on the steering group which leads the current £25 million Water Utility Chemicals Investigation (CIP) programme. She leads the 5 year Severn Trent Wastewater Framework Research partnership with Atkins and is an Associate Editor for Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology and is on the editorial board for Environmental Technology.
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWi)
- Environment Agency of England and Wales (EA)
- UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR)
- Anglian Water
- Northumbrian Water
- Severn Trent Water
- United Utilities
- Wessex Water
- Yorkshire Water
BackgroundProfessor Elise Cartmell is a chemist with a BSc (Hons) from The University of Edinburgh. Elise obtained her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1997. Prior to joining Cranfield in 2000 she was a research scientist at WRc plc.
Elise is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She manages an active research team involved in the areas of anaerobic digestion and fate of hazardous chemicals. Her research group has been funded by a wide range of sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), EUFP6 and 7, Defra, DWi, EA as well as a number of industrial clients including Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, United Utilities, Wessex Water, Yorkshire Water.