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Dr Tom Dugmore started with the group in 2005 as an MChem project student under the supervision of Professor James Clark and Dr Rafael Luque, investigating the potential of succinic acid as a biological platform molecule to replace petroleum derived ones. He then continued with the group to carry out his PhD with Dr Moray Stark researching the effects of biodiesels on engine lubricants during usage. Whilst completing his thesis, Tom spent a year and a half at Castle Environmental waste management plant where he received training in environmental legislation and the issues and regulations surrounding chemical waste treatment.
In January 2013, Tom returned to the group as the Technical Liaison Officer for the newly established Industrial Engagement Facility on the WasteValor project – helping turn food industry wastes into raw materials for other processes. He now works as an Associate Lecturer and Course Tutor for the MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology helping to inspire and enthuse the next generation of Green Chemists.