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Mark Tyrer is a cement chemist and geochemist with interests in resource efficiency and environmental protection. He is currently Professor of Geomaterials and Executive Director of the Faculty Research Centre at Coventry University (appointed December 2016) After completing his Ph.D. in blended Portland-slag cement hydration chemistry, he worked for a small consulting practice (construction materials) and taught chemistry and materials science in Birmingham (F.E. sector) before undertaking post doctoral research at the University of Birmingham and then joining W.S. Atkins in 1990. His work at Atkins was largely environmental, focusing on cement-groundwater-rock-waste interactions for both the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. In 1996, he took up a Fellowship at Imperial College, London, where he continued to develop work in these areas, being appointed as Research Manager in 2000 for the Faraday Partnership between, Imperial, Cambridge and Birmingham universities. This work sought to develop means by which industrial competitiveness could be increased by efficient use of resources in the UK and formed the Resource Efficiency and Environmental Knowledge Transfer Network (now part of Innovate UK). Whilst at Imperial, he conducted industrial research in cement science, novel sorbents, mineral processing and resource-recovery, has contributed to several books and five patents. He was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a position he still holds as an academic visitor. During his Fellowship, he taught in Egypt at the Tabbin Institute (Helwan, Cairo) under the University of London External Programme on a joint M.Eng. course in Materials Science and Engineering and is a Registered Examiner for the University of London. Whilst at Imperial, he was also appointed as an External Lecturer at the University of Greenwich, where he taught for several years on the M.Sc. in Geomaterials. In 2003 he set up an independent consulting practice, through which he worked as Research Manager for MIRO (the Mineral Industry Research Organisation) acting on behalf of commercial clients in a range of technical and advisory capacities, including BP; Shell; Britannia Refined Metals; Health and Safety Executive; Castle Cements; Tarmac Quarry Products Ltd,; Tarmac Southern Ltd.; Tobermore Ltd.; The National Physical Laboratory; Westminster Abbey (Cosmati Pavement Committee) and others. He is a Company Associate of four commercial organisations in the UK, working on a range of materials and mineral related problems. In 2007 he was appointed as a Principal Research Fellow at the CO2 Centre, University College, London, where he worked on molten salt technology for low-energy cement synthesis and mineral refining. He was appointed as a Director of the Association of Consulting Scientists in 2010. He currently serves on the British Standards committee B/516 (Cements) and on the Concrete Society Expert Working Group on the Analysis of Hardened Concrete. In addition, he is a former chairman of the Construction Materials Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and current Chairman of the Cementitious Materials Group at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Mark Tyrer was appointed as visiting Professor of Construction Materials at Coventry University in 2008 and received the IOM3 Pfeil award (2011) for work there on CO2 reduction in the cement industry. Mark Tyrer was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1993, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining in 2003, a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 2013 and to the Min. Soc. Council in 2014. He is a Chartered Scientist (C.Sci. Science Council Registration MIN/126/000004). In 2015, he was elected as a member of the Mathematics Advisory Panel at the National Physical Laboratory with whom he has worked for fifteen years.
Doctorate, Aston University
1 Sep 1985 → 2 Apr 1992
MSc, University of Salford
1 Sep 1983 → 1 Jun 1985
Degree, University of Liverpool
1 Sep 1979 → 30 Jun 1982
Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London5 Sep 2010 → …
Chairman, Cementitious Materials Group, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining5 Sep 2010 → …
Director, Association of Consulting Scientists Ltd1 Jun 2010 → …
Council Member, Mineralogical Sciety of Great Britain and Ireland31 Dec 1800 → …
A local radial basis function collocation method for band structure computation of phononic crystals with scatterers of arbitrary geometryZheng, H., Yang, Z., Zhang, C. & Tyrer, M., Aug 2018, In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 60, p. 447-459 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Other contribution
Editorial: Selected papers from the 36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Cardiff University, September 2016Black, L. & Tyrer, M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Advances in Cement Research. 30, 8, p. 323-324 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper