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Dr Aimaro Sanna has been recently appointed as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE). Aimaro Sanna did is PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham working on catalytic processes towards the conversion of biomass in bio-fuels and bio-chemicals. He then became employed as Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham (2010-2012) working on clean fossil fuels technologies. Since July 2012, he is working at the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, on clean fossil fuels technologies and on the development of new generation catalytic systems for understanding and controlling the chemical transformation of biomass-derived oxygenates to fuels. His scientific interests include clean catalytic technologies, bio-energy, heterogeneous catalysis, hydrotreating and carbon capture and utilisation technologies.


  • TP Chemical technology
  • biomass

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Research Output 2009 2017

Open Access

Catalytic pyrolysis of protein rich feedstocks in presence of ZSM-5: A model compounds TG-MS study

Powys, L., Ojeda, M., Ristić, A., Xuan, J. & Sanna, A. 8 May 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ceria on alumina support for catalytic pyrolysis of Pavlova sp. microalgae to high-quality bio-oils

Aysu, T., Fermoso, J. & Sanna, A. 6 Jul 2017 In : Journal of Energy Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Effect of Temperature, Dilute CO2 and MEA Impregnation on the CO2 Uptake of MIL-53 and HKUST-1 at Ambient Pressure

Ba-Shammakh, M. S., Sanna, A. & Maroto-Valer, M. M. Jul 2017 In : Energy Procedia. 114, p. 2405-2409 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atmospheric pressure

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Editorial activity

Fuel Processing Technology (Journal)

Sanna, A. (Editor)

Activity: Editorial activity