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Dr Tom Dugmore

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Dr Tom Dugmore is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry specialising in teaching Green Chemistry, particularly at postgraduate level on the MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology. He is a graduate of the University of York at both MChem and PhD level, specialising in Green Chemistry throughout before spending time in industry in the Waste Management sector, returning to the University in 2013 and taking up a lectureship in 2019.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he works both within the Department and across the wider university in implementing greener principles into the curricula through development of interdisciplinary undergraduate option modules and promotion of the MSc principles locally and across the Higher Education sector. He is also involved in schools and outreach programmes, promoting the work of the Green Chemistry group in the wider community and helping inspire the next generation of chemists.

His own work focuses on the valorisation of food waste into useful chemical products and materials in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the target 12.3 to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses by 2030.

Selected Publications

Mesoporous-rich calcium and potassium-activated carbons prepared from degreased spent coffee grounds for efficient removal of MnO4 in aqueous media

S. Bose, R.D. Kirk, H. Maslen, M.A. Pardo Islas, B. Smith, T.I.J. Dugmore, A.S. Matharu

RSC Adv., 2022, 12, 19417-19423

DOI: 10.1039/D2RA02214A

Antimicrobial activity of a silver-microfibrillated cellulose biocomposite against susceptible and resistant bacteria

J.A. Garza-Cervantes, G. Mendiola-Garca, E.M. de Melo, T.I.J. Dugmore, A.S. Matharu, J.R. Morones-Ramirez

Scientific Reports, 2020, 10, 7281


Adsorption of Eriochrome Black-T(EBT) using tea waste as a low cost adsorbent by batch studies: A green approach for dye effluent treatments

M. Bansal, P. Kishore Pantala, T.I.J. Dugmore


Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2020, 3, 100036

Life-Cycle Assessment of Microwave-Assisted Pectin Extraction at Pilot Scale

G. Garcia-Garcia, S. Rahimifard, A.S. Matharu, T.I.J. Dugmore

ACS SusChemEng, 2019, 7 (5), 5167-5175


Valorisation of Biowastes for the Production of Green Materials Using Chemical Methods

T.I.J. Dugmore, J.H. Clark, J. Bustamante, J.A. Houghton, A.S. Matharu

Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017, 375, 46


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