Peter Schofield’s CV
A versatile scientist with a wide knowledge of clean coal technologies. Experienced in managing, evaluating and reporting technical projects. Can work effectively in a team or independently. Maintains high standards in his work.
- A good communicator, in written and verbal form, to all types of audience
- Problem solving including, problem analysis and definition, solution formulation and testing
- Wide experience in managing, evaluating and reporting technical projects
- Able to work effectively as part of team or independently
1997 – 2004: Contract Scientist, Environmental Development Technology and other clients
Carried out practical test work on dust emissions control. Extracted and evaluated computerised data and produced client reports and a journal paper. Devised and carried out a programme to characterise a chemical production process and minimise losses. Careful sampling, laboratory work and statistical analysis were used in the investigation.
1994 – 97: Project Leader, Advanced Power Generation Branch, Coal Research Establishment (CRE)
Responsible for the test programme on an experimental combustion rig, including extensive chemical analysis. Worked with engineering and technical staff to achieve test objectives within tight deadlines. Analysed results to demonstrate improvements in environmental emissions and combustion efficiency. Ash disposal problems were also solved by generating a very stable ash which would cause little pollution. Produced a range of reports to give a full record of the work.
1990 – 94: Turbine Process Technologist, Grimethorpe Topping Cycle Project
Team member responsible for technical aspects of this large scale power station research project, including major reports. Developed a new technique for sampling corrosive vapours entering a gas turbine, at high temperatures and pressures.
1985 – 90: Project Worker, Power Generation Branch, CRE
Member of operating team on a new computer controlled pilot plant (pressurised fluidised bed combustor or PFBC). Worked to improve process performance, especially emissions and corrosion issues. Produced review reports on aspects of coal combustion and gasification chemistry. Carried out a laboratory scale project to develop electrochemical oxygen sensors and monitored university research contracts on alkali metal removal and hot gas filtration. Responsible for evaluating PFBC performance during combustion of high chlorine coal, including reporting of turbine and superheater materials studies.
Education and Professional
- 1984: PhD in CHEMISTRY (University of Sheffield)
A PhD project with a wide practical content
- 1980: BSc CHEMISTRY (1st Class Honours) (University of Manchester)
Also including elements of physics, geology and human physiology
Other technical courses attended
- 1990: Gas Turbine Technology (Provided by Center for Professional Advancement)
- 1988: Correlation Techniques and Their Applications (Provided by University of Surrey)
- 1987: Short Course in Chemical Engineering (University College, London) – This course provided a basic understanding of topics such as fluid mechanics, process control and computer aided design
British Coal in-house courses: covering business knowledge, communication and people skills, business writing and customer care.
House and car owner with clean driving licence. Personal computer user familiar with common software applications. Interests include countryside conservation work, motorcycling, hill walking and skiing, theatre and concerts.