The Carbon Capture Machine team consists of academic and industrial partners.


Mohammed Salah-Eldin Imbabi BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, FIMMM (Team Leader)

Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Aberdeen

Dr Imbabi is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment (IJSBE), Guest Editor of Advances in Applied Ceramics (AAC) and author of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Sponsors of Mohammed’s research include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Scottish Executive, European Union, Qatar Foundation and Industry. He is Director of the Centre for Innovative Building Materials and Technologies (CIBMT) and member of the steering groups of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the IOM3 Cementitious board. [Profile]


Fredrik Paul Glasser BA, PhD, DSc, FIMMM, FRSE

Emeritus Professor in Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen

Government and industry support much of Professor Glasser's research. For example he coordinated an EC project on application of cement to nuclear waste immobilisation involving 10 partners throughout the EC. Fred is the author or co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed publications and holds several patents. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; he has received the Fellowship grade from numerous learned societies and is a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of “Advances in Cement Research and Co-chair of the 10th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cements (Sweden). [Profile]


Zoe Jane Morrison BA, MSc, MCIM, FHEA, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Management Studies, at the University of Aberdeen Business School

Dr Morrison's commercial experience as a Chartered Member of the Institute of Marketing has included all aspects of the marketing mix, ranging from commercial feasibility studies, new product and services development, marketing planning and communications. Zoe will oversee the option appraisal of possible business models for the commercialisation of the CCM proposition, including potential partnerships and related governance arrangements for the host company, option appraisal for up-scaling technology production, strategic marketing plans for the technology and products, communications and public relations. [Profile]

 Dr Waheed Afzal

Dr Waheed Afzal, BSc (PU), MSc (PU), PhD (ENSdeM), FHEA

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen

Waheed's research covers thermodynamics of carbon capture and utilization, clean energy systems, gas hydrates, lignocellulosic products, and applications of ionic liquids in chemical processes. He has authored 35 journal articles, 12 conference contributions and managed research projects for the Gas Processors Association, Institut Français du Pétrole, and the US DoE. Before joining Aberdeen, Waheed was Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Punjab (Lahore), where he also obtained his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees. His PhD was from MINES Paris Tech, and was followed by post-doctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley (USA). [Profile]

Jeremy Kilburn BSc, PhD

Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen

Jeremy graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 1983 and stayed in Cambridge to study for a PhD and at Columbia University in New York as a post-doctoral fellow. For much of his academic career he worked at the University of Southampton, where he was promoted to a Chair in Organic Chemistry in 1999. Throughout his career Jeremy has had a strong interest in collaborative research linking his own research interests to engineering, materials and industrial research. He has led European network grants and in his managerial roles he has overseen the development and management of significant research programmes and projects. [Profile]


Roneta Holland BSc(Hon)

PhD student at the University of Aberdeen under the supervision of Professor Glasser

Roneta graduated from the university of Aberdeen with a first class honours degree in Petroleum Geology. She is currently pursuing her second year of a PhD on carbon capture and sequestration in carbonate minerals under the supervision of Professor F P Glasser. Roneta’s research concentrates on calcium and magnesium carbonates as products of produced water mineralisation for carbon dioxide sequestration. Her work includes but is not limited to calcium and magnesium separation as well as the utilisation of the products in the cement industry.


Fred Stevenson-Robb

Recently retired as Director of Research and Innovation at the University of Aberdeen.

Fred holds an honorary appointment with the University and is involved in selected projects. He has over thirty years experience in research funding and managing both the legal and IP aspects of major research projects. He has negotiated high value technology licensing agreements across a wide spectrum of research fields and been involved in the formation of over 20 start-up companies, acting as Director on several of these. Fred S-R will advise the Team on aspects of strategic development, IP and future commercialisation of CCM technology. [Profile]


Joachim Schoelkopf PhD

Head of Fundamental Research at Omya International in Oftringen, Switzerland

Joachim leads a multidisciplinary group of 15 Scientists developing innovative mineral particles and exploring new applications of these in the domain of pharma, food, cosmetics, waste water treatment, innovative coatings, micro-fluidics, agriculture and many more. His work has led to over 100 publications and more than 1400 international patents in 60 patent families. He received the 2010 Kempe award for excellent scientific contribution related to digital printing on paper media. Joachim is active in the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, TAPPI, where he served as chair of the Coating Fundamentals CIG and co-chaired the Coating Fundamentals Symposium 2010 in Munich. Joachim will represent Omya’s interests in the project and contribute to Ca-based product development.


Thomas Schlotterbach MSc

Research Scientist, Omya AG in Gummern, Austria

Thomas holds a university degree in process engineering with main focus on pulp and paper manufacturing and chemical engineering. He joined Omya in 2011 and has been responsible for R&D PCC located at the Pilot Plant in Gummern, Austria since 2012. Thomas has over 5 years of experience in synthesis of precipitated calcium carbonate and other mineral based fillers from lab-scaled experimental setups to industrial sized production, including the development of low-cost and advanced technologies to manufacture said materials.