Professor Alan Guwy is the Head of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) the largest research Centre at the University of South Wales (USW). He has carried out research in the areas of sustainable energy and environment science and engineering for more than 30 years. Currently his research interests are on the renewable hydrogen production, hydrogen energy systems and the optimization of biological and bioelectrochemical systems for the recovery of energy and high value products from industrial syngases, waste and biomass.
He leads the currently leads hydrogen energy systems research in a large project FLEXIS. He also leads the SERC team in the EPSRC LifesCO2R project technology based upon integrated low-cost bio-electrochemical processes to convert CO2 into liquid fuels for transportation, energy storage, heating and other applications. He is also the USW lead in an ERDF project entitled Reduce Industrial Carbon Emissions – “RICE”. He is the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency’s Biohydrogen Task 34. He is currently a Scientific Advisor for the H2FCSUPERGEN Hub.
He has received funding either as principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator (Co-I) from the EPSRC BBSRC, NERC (MeteorRR) and a variety of EU programmes. These include funding from 5 EPSRC SUPERGEN projects (UK SHEC, BIOFC), EU framework projects FP 5, 6, 7 and H2020 and a number of large ERDF projects including FLEXIS, RICE, H2Wales, LCRI. He was the leading USW investigator in a H2020 project RESURBIS to recover energy in the form of hydrogen and valuable products such as volatile fatty acids as platform chemicals form of green chemicals from sewage sludge and other municipal wastes.
He has published over 100 papers, with 9383 citations and an h-index of 46. His publications include two papers in Energy & Environment Systems (IF 33.25), two of top 10 highest cited papers in the journal of Water Research in last 30 years and the highest cited paper in the journal of Water Science and Technology in last 20 years.