Amanda Lea-Langton

University of Manchester

Lecturer in BioEnergy Engineering


Amanda is experienced in the development of future fuels and emissions minimisation. She has a background in domestic wood burning emissions, emissions from diesel engines, and the development of sustainable technologies for transportation. Her work has involved a focus on feedstock upgrading and improved energy performance in terms of efficiency, waste products and emissions. Amanda specialises in particulate emissions characterisation in relation to particle composition and Black Carbon impacts. Her current research includes development of cleaner domestic stoves, efficient use of biomass, and sustainable transport solutions. She works on whole system impacts including bioenergy-related air quality issues and minimisation of climate effects.

Amanda graduated from the University of Leeds with a BEng (Hons) in Fuel and Energy Engineering and an MSc in Environmental Pollution Control. She worked as an APM accredited Project Manager delivering IT infrastructure projects before returning to academia at The University of Leeds. Her PhD in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon emissions from diesel engines using biofuels examined relationship between fuel composition and harmful volatile and particulate emissions. Amanda is a professional Member of the Energy Institute (MEI), elected member of the Combustion Institute Committee (British Section) and elected member of the Aerosol Society Committee. She is also the Theme Lead for Energy and the Environment at the Manchester Environmental Research Institute.

Selected publications

Emissions performance of high moisture wood fuels burned in a residential stove, Price-allison, A., Lea-Langton, A., Mitchell, E. J. S., Gudka, B., Jones, J. M., Mason, P. E. & Williams, A., 1 Mar 2019, In : Fuel. 239, p. 1038-1045  DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.11.090

PAH emissions from an African cookstove. Lea-Langton, A., Spracklen, D. V., Arnold, S. R., Conibear, L. A., Chan, J., Mitchell, E. J. S., Jones, J. M. & Williams, A., 2018, In : Journal of the Energy Institute. DOI: 10.1016/j.joei.2018.03.014

Biomass energy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS): unlocking negative emissions (Book) Gough, C., Mander, S., Thornley, P., Lea-Langton, A. & Vaughan, N., 2017, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 300 p.

Combustion and pyrolysis reactions of alkylated polycyclic aromatic compounds: The decomposition of 13C methylarenes in relation to diesel engine emissions, Lea-Langton, A. R., Andrews, G. E., Bartle, K. D., Jones, J. M. & Williams, A., 9 Jun 2015, In : Fuel. 158, p. 719-724 5 p. DOI:  10.1016/j.fuel.2015.05.043