Dr. Ondřej Mašek is a Lecturer in Engineering Assessment of Biochar at the University of Edinburgh. He established and has lead biomass pyrolysis and biochar production research at the UK Biochar Research Centre (UKBRC) at UEdin since its establishment in 2009. Over the past five years his team developed, built and commissioned a unique set of laboratory and pilot-scale facilities for biomass pyrolysis and gasification, representing a total investment of
over £500k by the University and private sponsors. His interests are focused on development of thermochemical conversion processes for biomass valorisation by co-production of solid carbon products and chemicals derived from pyrolysis liquids.