Dr Trevor Drage
Research Development Manager
+64 22 067 4324
Wellington: Level 11, Vodafone House, 160 Lambton Quay
Trev's main role for the University of Waikato is to provide professional and expert advice and support to researchers, to help achieve the University's strategic targets, particularly with regard to external research income. Trev is responsible for developing key external relationships, socialising University research strengths and capabilities, identifying and facilitating new funding opportunities and helping to develop research strategy, policy and capability in the University.
Trev was awarded a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, before moving to the University of Nottingham. Here he held the positions of Associate Professor then Professor of Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies and Carbon Capture and Storage until 2014. His research focused on the development of sustainable energy technologies, novel solid adsorbent materials and processes for carbon capture as well as the measurement of the physical properties of carbon dioxide (CO2) mixtures to improve equations of state for CO2 transportation pipelines. His leading research in carbon capture and storage (CCS) led to the award of significant research funding and extensive collaboration with national and international academic and industry partners. He was a founder member of the UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC), where he led the capture research group until the end of 2013.