Professor Trevor C Drage

Trevor Drage

Associate Dean Global Engagement and Partnerships

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MSC, PhD

About Trevor

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.

He has a technical background in carbon abatement technologies, materials science and geochemistry and continues to develop and lead research initiatives focussed on sustainable development and the circular economy. He is currently co-leading the Āmiomio Aotearoa research programme accross the University of Waikato and partners.

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.

contact number 022 067 4324

Recent Publications

  • Sanchez-Vicente, Y., Stevens, L. A., Pando, C., Jose Torralvo, M., Snape, C. E., Drage, T. C., & Cabanas, A. (2015). A new sustainable route in supercritical CO2 to functionalize silica SBA-15 with 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane as material for carbon capture. Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 886-898. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2014.12.002

  • Tenorio, M. -J., Parrott, A. J., Calladine, J. A., Sanchez-Vicente, Y., Cresswell, A. J., Graham, R. S., . . . George, M. W. (2015). Measurement of the vapour-liquid equilibrium of binary and ternary mixtures of CO2, N-2 and H-2, systems which are of relevance to CCS technology. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 41, 68-81. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.06.009

  • Vaisanen, M., Sjogerstern, S., Large, D., Drage, T., & Stark, S. (2015). Long-term reindeer grazing limits warming-induced increases in CO2 released by tundra heath soil: potential role of soil C quality. Environmental Research Letters, 10(9), 10 pages. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/094020

  • Foltran, S., Vosper, M. E., Suleiman, N. B., Wriglesworth, A., Ke, J., Drage, T. C., . . . George, M. W. (2015). Understanding the solubility of water in carbon capture and storage mixtures: An FTIR spectroscopic study of H2O + CO2 + N-2 ternary mixtures. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 35, 131-137. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.02.002

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