Collin Hills is Professor of Environment and Materials Engineering at the University of Greenwich. He has been working with waste materials for over 30 years and is a leading advocate of the benefits of carbonating waste/mineral-containing systems; his first research paper on this subject was published in 1996.
His work has led to the world’s first commercial facility to produce carbonated manufactured aggregate, a product receiving the award of UK Recycled Product of the Year.
Both as an academic and Founder Director of Carbon8 he has received national recognition for his work on using waste CO2 gas as a resource, including the Shell Springboard (National Winner), IChemE Green Chemical Technology Award and the Time HE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research and Innovation.
He is a geologist and environmental engineer, gaining his PhD from Imperial College in 1993. He is Academic Lead for the CO2-Chemistry Knowledge Transfer Network (Untilisation Cluster), a member of the European Science Foundation Review Panel and a long-standing member of ISCOWA. He is a founder of the ACEME conference series on the use of CO2 for materials and environmental engineering, and an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada.