Andrew Herring, PhD - Associate Research Professor at Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Andrew Herring holds a B.Sc. degree in chemistry and a PhD in inorganic and structural chemistry from the University of Leeds. Following the completion of his doctoral degree, he began a postdoctoral appointment at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on the partial oxidation of methane, followed by a second postdoctoral appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory working on the electrochemical reduction of CO2.
Dr. Herring then joined the Colorado School of Mines in January of 1995, initially working again on the partial oxidation of methane, followed by a long association with fuels testing in heavy duty engines. His independent research career has always had two themes: hydrocarbon conversion and pyrolysis, and materials for electrochemical devices. Dr. Herring is currently an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Mines. His research group is involved in fundamental studies and the development of advanced fuel cell components for PEM fuel cells, photo catalytic production of hydrogen from water, and the use of biomass and hydrocarbon thermo-chemical conversion processes for analysis and to produce fuels and chemicals.
Dr. Herring also directs an independent research group focused on fundamental studies of ion transport in composite membranes for energy conversion in the recently funded NSF Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Mines. Dr. Herring has been involved with LIST since 2002 and owns an energy consulting company, Collaborative Energy Solutions.