Dr Jethro AKROYD

Senior Research Fellow

Jethro is a Fellow of Churchill College and a Senior Research Associate in the CoMo Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He has a strong interest in the area of computational modelling and optimisation targeted towards developing carbon abatement and emissions reduction technologies for the automotive, power and chemical industries. Together with the CoMo group, he has contributed significantly towards the detailed modelling of the growth and morphology of organic and inorganic nanoparticles.

In addition to his academic role, Jethro has a part-time position at CMCL Innovations, an engineering company offering software products and technical consulting to the chemical, automotive and energy industries. His main responsibilities include projects in the chemical industries and technical oversight of the research in the company.

Jethro previously worked as a Senior Process Engineer in the Research and Development divisions of AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

Read: How switching to heat pumps could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK
Read: Jethro is a co-author on a publication that receives the Gaydon Award by the British Section of the Combustion Institute in 2019

Research Profiles

ORCID: 0000-0002-2143-8656,
ResearcherID: A-8698-2010,
Scopus: 35721459200,
Google Scholar: gMQYF0gAAAAJ.



C4T extended projects

Research Interest

- Computational Modelling
- Software Development
- Artificial Intelligence
- Combustion
- Nanoparticles
- Soot

Key Publications

Savage, Thomas, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Michael Hillman, Franziska Sielker, and Markus Kraft. 2022. ‘Universal Digital Twin – the Impact of Heat Pumps on Social Inequality’. Advances in Applied Energy 5 (February): 100079.

Akroyd, Jethro, Zachary Harper, David Soutar, Feroz Farazi, Amit Bhave, Sebastian Mosbach, and Markus Kraft. 2022. ‘Universal Digital Twin: Land Use’. Data-Centric Engineering 3 (February): e3.

Bai, Jiaru, Liwei Cao, Sebastian Mosbach, Jethro Akroyd, Alexei A. Lapkin, and Markus Kraft. 2022. ‘From Platform to Knowledge Graph: Evolution of Laboratory Automation’. JACS Au 2 (2): 292–309.

Akroyd, Jethro, Sebastian Mosbach, Amit Bhave, and Markus Kraft. 2021. ‘Universal Digital Twin - A Dynamic Knowledge Graph’. Data-Centric Engineering 2 (September): e14.

Atherton, John, Wanni Xie, Leonardus Kevin Aditya, Xiaochi Zhou, Gourab Karmakar, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Mei Qi Lim, and Markus Kraft. 2021. ‘How Does a Carbon Tax Affect Britain’s Power Generation Composition?’ Applied Energy 298 (September): 117117.

Eibeck, Andreas, Daniel Nurkowski, Angiras Menon, Jiaru Bai, Jinkui Wu, Li Zhou, Sebastian Mosbach, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2021. ‘Predicting Power Conversion Efficiency of Organic Photovoltaics: Models and Data Analysis’. ACS Omega 6 (37): 23764–75.

Zhou, Xiaochi, Daniel Nurkowski, Sebastian Mosbach, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2021. ‘Question Answering System for Chemistry’. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 61 (8): 3868–80.

Mosbach, Sebastian, Angiras Menon, Feroz Farazi, Nenad Krdzavac, Xiaochi Zhou, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. ‘Multiscale Cross-Domain Thermochemical Knowledge-Graph’. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 60 (12): 6155–66.