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Henry Burridge Dr

Henry  Burridge , Dr

Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Faculty of Engineering,

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Interests

Henry's research focuses on fluid mechanics for the built environment. This ranges from the fundamental understanding of turbulent flows with buoyancy and stratification (and the mixing thereof), includes the practical application of this understanding to the human-focused ventilation of buildings and encompasses the modification of natural materials, for example, through the impregnation of wood and timber. To this end Henry co-leads the Low-Energy Ventilation Network, collaborates widely with industrial and academic partners, and maintains an active role within the Natural Materials Innovation for Sustainable Living.

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A strategy to improve the processing of softwood to sustainable biomaterials and biofuels

Sep 21, 2017

In a paper recently published in Biotechnology for Biofuels we are looking at a possible way to improve the processing of timber derived from conifers to feedstock used for sustainable manufacturing of novel biomaterials and biofuels. Softwood, as any other timber, is predominantly composed of plant secondary cell walls - an intricate matrix of polysaccharides and phenolic compounds which surround wood cells. Due to abundance of trees, plant secondary cell walls are the largest, renewable, resource of bioenergy on the planet.

Green method developed for making technical fibres

Sep 07, 2017

The team at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation has designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk and viscose rayon, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water.

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