University College London

London, United Kingdom


Known as ‘London’s Global University’, University College London employs 4,078 academic research staff in over 50 departments and institutes. UCL has a global reputation for excellence in research and is committed to delivering impact and innovations that enhance the lives of people in the UK, across Europe and around the world.
UCL’s total competitively awarded research income annually stands at € 530 million, of which 10% is European funded research & innovation. UCL scientists received over 700 projects funded during the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) including over 100 European Research Council awards. UCL also receives the highest share of any UK university of the UK Government’s strategic investment fund, and has recently invested more than € 310 million into state-of-the-art infrastructure to facilitate cutting-edge research across a broad range of disciplines.

Chemical Engineering has a central role at UCL in tackling the global energy challenge by developing alternative and renewable energy technologies with EPSRC, TSB, ETI, EU and industrial funded projects.

UCL Earth Sciences has accumulated an arsenal of experimental capabilities for the high-pressure characterization of rock samples. This capability will be complementary to that provided by GFZ Potsdam, University of Manchester, and Halliburton, and it will secure success in the research activities proposed here. Learn more about UCL and research on Shale gas.

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) leads cross-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching across UCL, with engagement from over 70 academics across 12 departments and 7 faculties within UCL and a number of external partners in industrial and NGO sectors.

The UCL Team

UCL will lead this project. Prof. Alberto Striolo (UCL Chemical Engineering), Dr. Jones (UCL Earth Sciences) and one program manager from UCL European Research and Innovation Office (ERIO) will lead the ShaleXenvironmenT coordination and management activities.


Prof. Alberto Striolo (UCL Chemical Engineering)
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Dr. Adrian Jones (UCL Earth Sciences)
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Evghenia Scripnic (UCL European Office)
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