Jon is Director of UK Carbon Capture and Storage Centre and a member of the Centre's Coordination Group and is the Research Area Champion for Solvent Post-Combustion.
Jon has worked on coal and biomass gasification and combustion for over 25 years, at Foster Wheeler, Imperial College and University of Edinburgh and on carbon capture and storage (CCS) since 2002. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the Research Councils UK Energy Programme. He is also the Professor of Power Plant Engineering and Carbon Capture at the Institute for Materials and Processes based at the University of Edinburgh. He is involved in a number of other academic, industrial and government initiatives on CCS in the UK and overseas, including the DECC Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technology, and has also contributed to a number of media pieces and other outreach activities on CCS.