UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab


Dr Thomas Heenan wins IChemE Young Researcher Award 2022

24 November 2022

Dr Thomas Heenan Young Research Award 2022

The IChemE Global Awards ceremony is an annual event celebrating excellence and achievement in the chemical, biochemical and process industries. The 2022 ceremony was held on 17th November at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, UK.

The Young Researcher award recognises the chemical engineer who best demonstrates the impact of their chemical engineering research to address important technical, economic, environmental or social issues. The winner of the 2022 award was Dr Thomas Heenan who is a part-time researcher in the Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL), and CEO and Co-Founder at Gaussion. The award was previously won by EIL Professor Paul Shearing in 2014.

Dr Heenan was recognised for making substantial contributions to research and enterprise. To date, Dr Heenan has published over 60 articles with more than 1,800 citations. He strongly believes that the translation of fundamental research into real-world tangible applications is important and advocates for open-source publishing.  He has established several data archives that are freely available. Dr Heenan studied his PhD in the EIL working on solid oxide fuel cells, and as been a highly regarded member of the team for many years.



Middle: Dr Thomas Heenan.
Credit: IChemE Flickr