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Prof Keith Ross
Prof Keith Ross
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science & Engineering, Materials & Physics Research Centre, Room 108a, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT.
email addressd.k.ross@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44(0)161 295 5881
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/research/matphys
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to present.
Profile Summary

I have played a major role in the development of neutron scattering techniques in the UK and have exploited this technique in a wide range of investigations, particularly concerned with the behaviour of hydrogen in metals, having currently published 190 refereed journal papers in this area. In the last 20 years, my papers have been cited 2838  times (Nov 2013) with a corresponding h-index of 30.

Since 2000, I have obtained 30 grants totalling £2,594,827, from a variety of sponsors including EPSRC and FP6.  Recently, our research has concentrated on the development of hydrogen storage materials for use with hydrogen/fuel cell cars. We have recently been involved in three FP6 projects in this area (NESSHy, HySIC and HyTRAIN  and a related project funded by the Joule Centre. We currently hold an EPSRC (Responsive Mode) grant concerned with the development of a novel approach to the interpretation of coherent inelastic neutron scattering from polycrystals to model the dynamics of materials -  hydrogen storage materials in particular and nanomaterials in general. This is being developed (Daniel Roach) as a major international collaboration with Caltech, Pacific North West Labs (DoE, USA), EMPS (Switzerland), Perth, Cambridge, ISIS and the ILL.We also hold a further grant as part of a EPSRC consortium (Fundamentals of Graphite) in which we are applying various neutron scattering techniques to the study of radiation damage in nuclear reactor grade graphite (See RISE, Sept 2011). We have also recently completed an ORSAS-funded PhD project (Zhana Mileeva) concerned with the adsorption of hydrogen molecules in activated carbon, studied using microgravimetric techniques and Small Angle Neutron Scattering. This work has featured twice in the Highlights sect9ion of the ISIS annual report. We have also obtained two funded studentships from AWE to study the behaviour of hydrogen isotopes in palladium powder.

I am currently a member of the EPSRC college of referees. I am also a referee for more than thirty journals and assess grant applications on behalf of the Norwegian, Polish, Georgian, Irish, Ukraine and US national research organisations, the British Council and the EPSRC.  I have recently completed an assignment as an expert referee for the recent Fuel Cell/Hydrogen call in FP7.

I am currently Chair of the Science and Technology Section of the Manchester Literary and Philosophy Society. I have given a considerable number of invited lectures at international conferences and am currently on the International Steering Committee (until recently Secretary) of the International Symposia in Hydrgen Metal Systems. I am chairing the next conference MH2014 to be held in Salford Quays in July 2014.

 

Key Qualifications
1964
1985
1961
1975
Key Projects
2012
Oct
iCase Studentship with AWE
EPSRC, £130,102.00.
Principal Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2010
Mar
Fundamentals of Current and Future Uses of Nuclear Graphite
EPSRC, £384,556.00.
Principal Investigator: K Ross (35%). Co-Investigators: J Hinks (15%), S Donnelly (35%), D Roach (15%).
2009
Nov
Conversion of Existing Natural Gas Delivery Pipelines to Accommodate Hydrogen Gas by Pulsed Laser Deposition of Alumina Coatings In-Situ
Joule Centre (University of Manchester), £41,501.00.
Principal Investigator: R Pilkington (80%). Co-Investigators: K Ross (10%), J Cowpe (10%).
2007
Jun
Nano-Structured Hybrid Hydrogen Storage Materials for Small Scale Energy Supply Technologies
Joule Centre (University of Manchester), £341,256.00.
Investigators: K Ross (50%), I Shabalin (50%).
2007
Mar
Participation in the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement - EXTENSION II
AEA Technology plc, £8,010.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2006
Apr
RCUK Academic Fellowship (Radiochemical Remediation)
EPSRC, £125,000.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2006
Apr
RCUK Academic Fellowship (Theory & Modelling)
EPSRC, £125,000.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2006
Apr
NESSHY (Novel efficient solid storage for Hydrogen)
EC (Framework), £311,588.00.
Investigators: K Ross (50%), I Morrison (50%).
2005
Jul
ISIS BEAMTIME
Rutherford Appleton Labs, £920.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2005
Jan
Marie Curie - HYTRAIN
EC (Framework), £176,063.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2004
May
1 X Lab tests for LP & SERP
BNFL, £72,600.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2004
Apr
Ion Exchange Consultancy
BNFL, £4,290.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2004
Feb
Extension-Participation in the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement
AEA Technology plc, £6,000.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2003
Aug
Micro metal hydride actuators
EPSRC, £96,112.00.
Investigators: K Ross (50%), D Caldwell (50%).
2002
Jul
Participation in the IAE Hydrogen Implementing Agreement
AEA Technology plc, £3,200.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
2002
Jan
Materials Modelling Characterisation and Visualisation
EC (Framework), £146,342.00.
Investigators: I Morrison (50%), K Ross (50%).
2000
Feb
Neutron scattering experiments at ISIS and ICL. N45/38/20
Rutherford Appleton Labs, £6,000.00.
Investigator: K Ross (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2014
Jul

Conference Chair.

2012
Oct

Member, International Steering Committee

2010
Jul

Secretary/Treasurer, International Steering Committee

2010
Apr

Organised conference for staff and research students working on Nuclear Technology topics in UK universities

2009
Aug

Conference Honorary Chairman

2008
Oct
Organising an international workshop in Beijing in collaboration with General Insitute for Non Ferrous Metal in Beijing 15-18 Sept 2008
2008
Oct

Member of the International Programme Committee of the IASTED conference on nanotechnology and applications (NANA 2008)

2006
Apr

Organised Windermere International Workshop on Hydrogen Storage on behalf of the International Energy Agency- Hydrogen Implementation Agreement and the International Partnership on Hydrogen Energy, Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, 1... more >>.

2004
Apr
Organiser: Materials Congress 2004: Themed 1-day conference on 'Neutron Scattering and Materials Science'
External Examiner Duties
2011
Feb

Public Defence for PhD: Gunnar Palsson

2010
Sep

MSc in Decommissioning and Environmental Clean-up

2010-2014

2009
Dec

PhD Oral: S.Fletcher: Metallurgy and Materials

2009
Sep

I.Telepini, Materials Engineering.

2008
May

R.B.C Benitez, M Res, Metallurgy and Materials

2007
Apr

S.R.Vijay, PhD Examination

Honours and Awards
2010
Oct

"Hydrogen storage: The major technological barrier to the development of hydrogen fuel cell cars"  Vacuum 80 (2006)  cited 90 times

2009
Aug
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2007
Sep

Chemviron Carbon Ltd, Wigan, Lancashire

Invited Papers and Lectures
2014
IOP South West Branch: Energy Futures: The Hydrogen Scenario' 29th Nov 2006
2012
May

Invited speaker

2012
Jan
2010
Jun
2009
Aug

Other  Authors:  D.J.Bull, D.Moser, D.Roach, Z.Mileeva and I.Shabalin

2009
Feb
2008
Nov
2007
May
Kobe Institute - St Catherine's College Seminar 'Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A vision of our energy future'. Co-sponsor: British Consulate General Osaka, Japan. Invited lecture on 'Inelastic neutron scattering from H2 adsobed on ... more >>.
2006
Aug
International Workshop on Hydrogen Storage, Iceland July 2006
2006
Jul
International Conference on New Energy Materials (ICNEM 2006) Beijing
2006
Apr
Institute of Physics North Eastern Branch March 2006 'Energy Futures - The Hydrogen Scenario'
2005
Korean Conference on Innovative Science and technology (KIT 2005) 4-7 December 2005
2005
Institute of Physics North West Branch, December 2005 ' Energy Futures _The Hydrogen Scenario'
2005
Nov
JRC Petten Interrnational Workshop on Hydrogen Storage 16th Otober 2005. Lecture entitled 'Micro and Macroscopic Characterisation Techniques and Modelling
2004
'Will the Lights Go Out?' Lancaster University 14th December 2004
2004
Jul
'Neutrons and Energy' Washington 4-5 June 2004 (JINS/NM13)
2004
Apr
UK-Korea Meeting Oxford 24-25/03/2004 'Materials problems in Hydrogen Energy'
2003
Jul
SISN - Congreasso Annuale 2003, Genova 26-27 June 2003 - Invited Paper 'Neutron Scattering from Hydrides'
2003
Apr
'Materials for Energy' Rutherford Appleton Laboratory March 2003
2003
Feb
UK- Japanese Workshop on Fuel Cells and hydrogen Energy' Tokyo 19-21 January 2003 - sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Led UK delegation and gave invited talk
Journal Editorship
2010
Jan
Member of the editorial board of "ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network ): Materials Science" published by Hindawi. See: http://www.hindawi.com/isrn/ms
1980
Jan
Memberships of External Bodies
2011
Sep

The Man. Lit. and Phil. was founded in 1794, with Dalton as its first president.

2010
Mar

Member of Refereeing Panel

2009
Jan

Member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.  Society founded in 1781. Of such societies, only the Royal Society is older.

2007
Jan
Member of Board of Governors of the Joule Energy Research Centre, joint centre for NW Universities and funded by NWDA.
2006
May

North West Science Board - Nuclear Sub-panel 2006-present


2004
Nov

Member of Selection Panel for neutron scattering experiments at the Hahn-Meitner Instute in Berlin. 2004-2007

2002
Jan
Member of Enterprise Ireland Basic Research Grant Programme Grant Evaluation Panel
2001
Jan
International Committee of the International Symposia on Hytrogen-Metal Systems 2006 Hawaii, 2-7/10/2006 2008 Iceland 23-27/6/2008 Secretary/Treasurer to the International Committee
2001
Jan
Member of the neutron beam time allocation panel of National Institute for Science and Technology, Maryland, USA
2000
Jan

Bi-annual meetings 2000- present