Contact Dr Peter Clough

Areas of expertise

  • Biomass and Waste
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Conventional & Advanced Fuels
  • Fuels
  • Process Systems Engineering


Dr Peter Clough is a lecturer in Energy Engineering. Dr Clough received his masters degree in Environmental Engineering (1st class MEng hons) from The University of Nottingham. He then went on to complete a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, where he worked on the application of high-temperature solid looping cycles for sorption enhanced steam reforming and gasification of biomass for the production of CO2 abated hydrogen. 

Research opportunity

Dr Clough is currently accepting applications for PhD students in the fields of:

  • Machine Learning applied to chemical engineering
  • Hydrogen production via thermochemical routes
  • Carbon capture and storage technologies (primarily calcium and chemical looping)
  • Catalytic porous foams 

Current PhD opportunities, although always willing to discuss other potential projects:

Current activities

Dr Clough's experimental research is centred around the theme of clean energy, specifically hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage, and catalytic material development and testing. Within these fields his research students and post-doctoral researchers apply machine learning to aid the control and safety of reactors, predict optimal material properties, and explain the most important features within a system. 

Current projects include:

  • HyPER project - bulk low-carbon hydrogen supply by sorption enhanced steam methane reforming.
  • Material development of CO2 adsorption technologies.
  • Machine learning for materials selection and optimisation. 
  • Waste plastic gasification with machine learning process control. 
  • Scale up of chemical looping technologies.


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