Skip to main content

People Professor Ian Thompson

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Dryland Bioenergy

Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Ian Thompson is Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He is also head of the Environmental Bioengineering programme which focuses of exploiting microbiological activities for cleaning and preventing environment contamination and generation of clean energy from waste water and plant material. This includes the application of synthetic biology, engineering and nanomaterial approaches for exploiting and controlling microbial processes in engineered applications.

Previously he was Head of Environmental Biotechnology at the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Oxford.  This move reflects the shift research interests from human impact on exposed microbial communities, in the environment, to exploiting them for solving key global problems such as provision of sustainable energy, clean water and resource recycling.

A particular focus of his current research is exploiting nanomaterial-microbial cell interactions and application of ultrasound for killing and controlling problematic microbial populations and water decontamination.  The research is cross-disciplinary in nature and his group has close collaborative links with colleagues in Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Plant Sciences.  He works closely with the commercial sector including a spin-out company he co-founded which specialises in the development and application of bacterial biosensors for detecting environmental contaminants.

Warnings: The flashwrapper plugin may be incompatible with this version of Wheels, please look for a compatible version of the plugin
The shortcodes plugin may be incompatible with this version of Wheels, please look for a compatible version of the plugin
Application: oms_live [Run Tests, View Tests]
Framework: CFWheels 1.4.6
Active Environment: Development
Host Name: duchess
CFML Engine: Lucee
Default Data Source: Oms_www
Database Adapter: MySQL
URL Rewriting: On
URL Obfuscation: Off
Plugins: flashwrapper
Route: Person
Controller: People
Action: View
Key(s): 828
Parameters: t2 = people
t1 = about
Execution Time: 58ms (action ~55ms, view ~10ms, beforefilters ~2ms, setup ~1ms)
Help Links: Documentation, Mailing List, Issue Tracker