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Dr Jethro Akroyd 

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Chemical Engineering

Fellow Type

Lecturers, Professors and College Officers,

Jethro is a research-focused Chartered Engineer who works at the interface of academia and industry, with experience cutting across multinationals, start-ups and universities. He is a Fellow Churchill College and holds positions at CMCL Innovations, a multi-award-winning SME, and as a Senior Research Associate in the Computational Modelling Group at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB), University of Cambridge.

Jethro has worked extensively with the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES) to develop solutions to enable the cross-domain interoperability of data and models, with a focus on applications relating to sustainability and the energy transition.

He recently led work by CMCL Innovations to implement parts of the first cross-sector digital twin of energy, water and telecoms infrastructure networks as part of the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo), which is a climate change adaptation digital twin demonstrator project to improve resilience across infrastructure networks.

Jethro previously worked as a Senior Process Engineer in the Research and Development divisions of AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. He is also a true Churchillian, having been a member of the college as an undergraduate, a postgraduate and a fellow

College Positions

Director of Studies — Chemical Engineering

01 October 2013 – Present

Teaching Fellow

01 October 2011 – 30 September 2013

Phone number

01223 762 785