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Catalysis and Process Integration


Group research keywords

  • Ammonia
  • Process design
  • Catalyst
  • Separation

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Dr. Smith is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. He joined the CAPI group in 2018.

He received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge for his thesis titled “Small-scale and flexible green ammonia production technology.” Previously, he worked on the Wind-to-Ammonia project at the University of Minnesota.


Collin’s working focuses on re-defining the conventional and fossil-fuel dependent Haber-Bosch process in order to produce green ammonia from renewable energy for both fertilizer and dense energy storage in the so-called hydrogen economy. This is accomplished through a combination of novel process design, catalysis, separation, and optimization to align conventionally static chemical processes with dynamic renewable energy. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Contact Details

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Philippa Fawcett Drive
West Cambridge Site, Cambridge
cjs227 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk