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Dr Andrew Rollinson

BSc (hons), MSc, PhD, MRSC, AFHEA

Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre
North Highland College
University of the Highlands and Islands
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE

e: andrew.rollinson@uhi.ac.uk
t: (+44) 01847 889711

Available to talk to the media about

  • Gasification
  • Energy from waste
  • Water wheels
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy


In the following languages

  • English


2011. Doctor of Philosophy. Energy Research Institute, University of Leeds. Hydrogen from Urea: A Novel Energy Source. Available from: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/2129/

2011. University of Leeds Teaching Award Level 1. University of Leeds. Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

2007. MSc Energy and Environment. School of Process, Environment and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds.

2004. BSc (Hons) Combined Physical Science. The Open University.

Following his PhD, and brief post-doctoral research in Qatar and Australia, Andrew spent three years at the University of Nottingham as lead researcher on the small-scale biomass gasification strand of the UK/India EPSRC project: Rural Hybrid Energy Enterprise Systems. He has also worked as a consultant technical advisor on municipal solid waste gasification for UKWIN, and undertaken independent research on Victorian water wheel technology.

Andrew specialises in renewable energy: small-scale sustainable energy systems, production of energy from waste, gasification and thermal decomposition, reactor design, chemical reaction kinetics and characterisation.

Research groups / interest

Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Selected publications

Rollinson, A.N., Williams, Gasification: succeeding with small-scale systems. Low-impact Living Initiative (LILI), 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0954917111.

Rollinson, A.N., Williams, O. Experiments on torrefied wood pellet – Study by gasification and characterisation for waste biomass to energy applications. Royal Society Open Science, 2016, doi: 10.1098/rsos.150578.
Rollinson, A.N. Engineering and technology of industrial water power at Castleford Mills from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century. Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal for the History of Science, 2015, 70 (1), doi:10.1098/rsnr.2015.0044.

Rollinson, A.N., Karmakar, M.K. On the reactivity of various biomass species with CO2 using a standardised methodology for fixed-bed gasification. Chemical Engineering Science, 2015, 128, pp. 82-91.

Dupont, V., Twigg, M.V., Rollinson, A.N., Jones, J.M. Thermodynamics of hydrogen production from urea by steam reforming with and without in situ carbon dioxide sorption. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38, pp. 10260-10269.

Jones, J.M., Rollinson, A.N. Thermogravimetric evolved gas analysis of urea and urea solutions with nickel-alumina catalyst. Thermochimica Acta, 2013, 565, pp. 39-45.

Rollinson, A.N. Letter to the Editor: Metallic and carbonaceous-based catalysts performance in the solar catalytic decomposition of methane for hydrogen and carbon production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37 (19), pp. 14714-14715.

Rollinson, A.N., Rickett, G.L., Lea-Langton, A., Dupont, V., Twigg, M.V. Hydrogen from urea-water and ammonia-water solutions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2011, 106 (3-4), pp. 304-315.

Rollinson, A.N., Jones, J.M., Dupont, V., Twigg, M.V. Urea as a hydrogen carrier: a perspective on its potential for safe, sustainable and long-term energy supply. Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4, pp. 1216-1244.