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Alberto Bevilacqua; Institute for Creative Leather Technologies

Use of deep eutectic solvents (DES) to extract chromium metal from waste leather.


Dr Stefan Davis is an Early Career Researcher and lecturer in Leather Science at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies. Dr Davis obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leicester and obtained a lectureship at the University of Northampton in 2016. Primary duties include lecturing and supervision of research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Duties also include the co-ordination and facilitation of private client research.

Current research interests include: Green chemistry, analytical chemistry, standard method development, Waste utilisation, Alternative materials.

Previous research projects and publications in: biomaterials, biodegradable adhesives, utilisation of industrial wastes into chemical processes.

Dr Davis is a professional member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and American Leather Chemists association, and a council member of the Socity of Leather Technologists and Chemists.

Research Interests

Current research interests:

  • Green Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Standard method development
  • Biomaterials/ Alternative materials
  • Protein chemistry

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, PhD, University of Leicester

1 Oct 20121 Jul 2016

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

Master, University of Leicester

1 Oct 20081 Jul 2012

Award Date: 7 Jul 2012

External positions

Council Member, Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists

24 Apr 2017 → …

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Research Output

Development of a novel method to reduce the impact of cutaneous chemical attack

Davis, S., Wise, W., Covington, A. D., Petter, J. (ed.) & Reip, P. (ed.), 1 Jul 2019, p. 1-12. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Modelling the charge across pH and isoelectricpoint of bovine collagen during leather manufacture

    Ballantyne, A. & Davis, S., Jul 2019, p. 1-10. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Do group 1 metal salts form deep eutectic solvents?

    Abbott, A. P., D'Agostino, C., Davis, S. J., Gladden, L. F. & Mantle, M. D., 31 Aug 2016, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Glycol based plasticisers for salt modified starch

    Davis, S., Abbott, A. P., Abolibda, T., Emmerling, F., Wise, W., Lourdin, D. & Leroy, E., 21 Aug 2014, In : RSC Advances. 4, p. 40421-40427 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Starch as a replacement for urea-formaldehyde in medium density fibreboard

    Abbott, A., Palenzuela Conde, J., Davis, S. & Wise, W., 20 Sep 2012, In : Green Chemistry. 14, 11, p. 3067-3070 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Chromium (VI) Detection: project update

    Will Wise (Speaker), Stefan Davis (Speaker), Thomas Garwood (Speaker) & Anthony D Covington (Speaker)

    13 Jun 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch