Dr Sharon George

Title: Lecturer
Phone: (+44) 01782 733986
Email: s.m.george@keele.ac.uk
Location: William Smith Building : WS 1.19
Role: Course Director for MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology
Contacting me:
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I came to Keele as a mature student in 1997 to study dual honours Biology and Chemistry BSc. I then went on to complete a PhD in thermochemical corrosion of materials in 2000 with Keele and Ceram Research. I worked as Keele's Business and Enterprise Manager until 2008 when I left to run my own training and innovation company, NovaSci Ltd. During this time I lectured in innovation and entrepreneurship at Coventry and Staffordshire Universities and managed innovation projects across a variety of industrial and educational sectors.

I was recruited as Lecturer in Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability in 2010 and I am Course Director for the MSc in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology.

I am funded as an Ogden Science Officer.

My research area is in high temperature materials chemistry, particularly corrosion and gas, liquid and solid interfaces. In particular I have researched the corrosion of refractory materials for the regenerators of glass furnaces. My PhD project focussed on the theromochemical corrosion mechanisms of cruciform alumina-zirconia-silica refractories.

I also have an interest in barriers to commercialisation of technology and entrepreneurship and have carried out a study into the barriers to female entrepreneurship in the West Midlands.

  • Lockyer J., George S., (2010) What Women Want: Barriers to Female Entrepreneurship in the West Midlands, In: ISBE 33rd Annual Conference, Looking to the Future: Economic and Social Regeneration through Entrepreneurial Activity, London 2-4th November 2010 (in press)
  • George, S.D., Cronje, M., Farn, S.M., (2006) Modelling High Temperature Refractory Structures for the Glass Furnace, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol.45, pp. 2308-2315
  • Farn, S., (2004), Thermochemical Corrosion of Alumina-Zirconia-Silica Refractories for Glass Furnace Regenerators, PhD, Keele University
  • Baxendale, S., Farn, S., (2002) Glass Making Refractories – Importance of Corrosion Assessment, Refractories Engineer, pp. 15-18

Selected Publications

  • Mercer TG, Kythreotis AP, Robinson ZP, Stolte T, George SM, Haywood SK. 2017. The use of educational game design and play in higher education to influence sustainable behaviour. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 18(3), 359-384. link> doi>
  • Lockyer, J and George SM. 2012. What women want: barriers to female entrepreneurship in the West Midlands. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, vol. 4(2), 179-195. doi>
  • george SM, haycock P, ormerod R. FORTHCOMING: The Mechanism of Corrosion of Aluminium Zirconium Silicate (AZS) Material in the Float Glass Furnace Regenerator.
  • George SM. 2017. Postgraduate Taught Students can do Posters too: Enhancing Postgraduate Taught Student Communication Skills through Interdisciplinary Peer Networking. Journal of Academic Development and Education.

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Journal Articles

  • Mercer TG, Kythreotis AP, Robinson ZP, Stolte T, George SM, Haywood SK. 2017. The use of educational game design and play in higher education to influence sustainable behaviour. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 18(3), 359-384. link> doi>
  • Lockyer, J and George SM. 2012. What women want: barriers to female entrepreneurship in the West Midlands. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, vol. 4(2), 179-195. doi>
  • george SM, haycock P, ormerod R. FORTHCOMING: The Mechanism of Corrosion of Aluminium Zirconium Silicate (AZS) Material in the Float Glass Furnace Regenerator.
  • George SM. 2017. Postgraduate Taught Students can do Posters too: Enhancing Postgraduate Taught Student Communication Skills through Interdisciplinary Peer Networking. Journal of Academic Development and Education.

Postgraduate

  • ESC - 40047 Green IT
  • ESC - 40032 Clean and Green Technologies II - Power from Beneath the Earth
  • ESC - 40031 Clean and Green Technologies I - Power from Above the Earth
  • ESC - 40030 Case Studies in Sustainability
  • ESC - 40026 Dissertation Project
  • ESC - 40048 Research and Business Skills, Project and Portfolio Management
  • Bangor and North Wales field course

Undergraduate

  • CHE - 20029 Entrepreneurship
  • CHE - 10045 Entrepreneurship
  • CHE - 00035 Entrepreneurship