ABOUT ME

Dr. Charles W Dunnill

Dr. Charles W Dunnill

Senior Lecturer

Charlie heads up the Sustainable Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Group at Swansea and has interests in the use of hydrogen as an alternative energy vector.   Charlie got his PhD from Glasgow University and then went on to do 6 years in London at UCL as a post-doc and Ramsay Fellow, before moving to Swansea.

CWD is a Chartered Scientist and Chemist, associate editor for RSC Advances.  He spends his spare time keeping bees and playing canoe polo, which is likened to 5 a side rugby in boats with hitting sticks.

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Wind Farm Trip 2019

By Charlie | November 28, 2019

November the 27th 2019 we went to see the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm operated by our collaborators in Innogy.  Was a fantastic day out and really insightful to see how the turbines work up close and personal.  

Undergrad aeroplane project 2019

By Charlie | April 4, 2019

We helped out a team of undergrads with cutting their plane on our laser cutter. Well done to them as it looks amazing.

Plastics of the future may be made from sulfur, not oil, putting waste to good use

By Charlie | March 4, 2019

Charles W. Dunnill, Swansea University and Joseph C Bear, UCL What has chemistry ever done for me, you might ask? Just as Dustin Hoffman was told by one of his would-be mentors in The Graduate, one answer is plastics – one of the greatest chemical innovations of the 20th century. Most plastic items are made … Read more Plastics of the future may be made from sulfur, not oil, putting waste to good use

Making space rocket fuel from water could drive a power revolution on Earth

By Charlie | March 4, 2019

Charles W. Dunnill, Swansea University and Robert Phillips, Swansea University Researchers led by NASA’s former chief technologist are hoping to launch a satellite carrying water as the source of its fuel. The team from Cornell University, guided by Mason Peck, want their device to become the first shoebox-sized “CubeSat” to orbit the moon, while demonstrating … Read more Making space rocket fuel from water could drive a power revolution on Earth

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

By Charlie | March 4, 2019

Charles W. Dunnill, Swansea University Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few years – ultimately colonising it. And with a growing number of discoveries of Earth-like planets around nearby stars, long-distance space travel has never seemed more exciting. However, it isn’t easy for humans … Read more Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel