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Chemical engineering Professor wins 2020 Beilby Medal and prize

Earlier this month, Professor Jin Xuan – Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough and Chair in Low Carbon Processes – was awarded the 2020 Beilby Medal and Prize.

This impressive accolade, named after scientist and industrialist Sir George Beilby, is awarded annually to a scientist or engineer who has been recognised for their exceptional efforts within their field of expertise.

With an aim to achieve industrial decarbonisation, sustainable development and clean growth, Jin has concentrated on his work on reaction and thermofluids engineering. In particular, he has focused on engineering innovations such as solar fuels, hydrogen and fuel cells and CCUS (Carbon capture, utilisation and storage).

Professor Xuan will be presented with the medal, a £1,000 cash prize and a certificate at the Beilby Medal and Lecture 2020 event, which takes place on Wednesday 2 December.

He will give a talk entitled ‘Tailoring Future Renewable Fuel Systems for Net Zero UK’. The event is free to attend and those who are interested can book their place online.

Professor Xuan graduated with a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 2012, and shortly after began his UK academic career at Heriot-Watt University. In 2018, he was appointed to Loughborough University as a Senior Lecturer before being promoted to Professor in 2019, and then Head of the Department earlier this year.