Prof David ROONEY (QUB)


David Rooney

David studied  Chemical and Food Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, where he graduated as B.Eng (2.1) in 1994. In 1998 he obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and in 2002 he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching.

In 1999 he became Lecturer at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast and he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004. In 2012 he became Professor of Chemical Engineering at the same institution.

In 2012 and 2013 he was Head of Chemical Engineering Teaching, position that he took up again in 2016.

Between 2009 and 2016 he was Director of Research of CenTACat (CenTACat – Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis). Since 2016 he is Director of Sustainable Energy Research Programme, and since 2014 he is Vice-dean China Medical University – Queen’s College (CQC), 2014-Present

David is involved is involved in WP1 and WP4



  • Heterogeneous catalysisEngineering of Ionic Liquid processes and Thermophysical property prediction

  • Energy capture and storage

  • Anaerobic digestion gas processing



  1. “Facile synthesis of copper-manganese spinel anodes with high capacity and cycling performance for lithium-ion batteries”, Materials Letters, 182, 147-150

  2. “CoO nanoparticles embedded in three-dimensional nitrogen/sulfur co-doped carbon nanofiber networks as a bifunctional catalyst for oxygen reduction/evolution reactions”, Carbon, 106, 84-92

  3. “A bimetallic catalyst on a dual component support for low temperature total methane oxidation”, App. Cat. B, 187, 408-418


For a complete list of David’s publications, please click here





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