Andrew Rollinson


  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 220 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research expertise

I joined University of the Highlands and Islands as a Mechanical Engineering Lecturer in February 2016.

My research expertise is in small-scale sustainable energy engineering, particularly energy from waste processes such as pyrolysis and gasification. With this I specialise in reactor design and optimisation, process engineering, fuel and product characterisation, and reaction kinetics. I am also interested in micro-hydro and have expertise in the historic engineering of these systems.

Following my PhD at the University of Leeds on steam reforming of urea, and then post-doctoral research in Qatar on solar reactors for methane cracking, I spent three years at the University of Nottingham as Research Fellow on the gasification strand of UK/India EPSRC project Rural Hybrid Energy Enterprise Systems. I have acted as a technical advisor on municipal solid waste gasification for UKWIN, and have managed the restoration and research of the world's last industrial stone grinding water wheel, at Castleford in West Yorkshire.



  • TP Chemical technology
  • Gasification
  • Reactor Engineering
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Characterisation
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Hydro

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Research Output

Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    194 Downloads (Pure)

    Gasification: succeeding with small-scale systems

    Rollinson, A., 10 May 2016, Low Impact Living Initiative. 170 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    171 Downloads (Pure)

    Biomass Gasification and Anaerobic Digestion Hybrid System

    Rollinson, A., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    31 Downloads (Pure)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Letters: September 2017

    Andrew Rollinson


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Three Years of Science in a Pub with SciBar

    Andrew Rollinson


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Britain's last functioning water wheel

    Andrew Rollinson


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research