Dr Trevor Drage
Associate Dean – Global Engagement and Partnerships, International Office
+64 7 858 5043 or +64 22 067 4324
Trev leads the delivery of services and support for global partnerships and engagement across the University. He provides strategic direction for advancing the University’s partnerships agenda and management of the Global Partnerships team, as well as leading the University’s global positioning strategy as it relates to partnerships and engagement with world benchmarking organisations.
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.