About us

The Birmingham Energy Institute is the focal point for the University and its national partners, to create change in the way we deliver, consume and think about energy. The Institute harnesses expertise from the fundamental sciences and engineering through to business and economics to deliver co-ordinated research, education and the development of global partnerships. By creating technology and guiding policy today, we aim to help shape energy solutions tomorrow. 

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We have over 140 academics engaged in energy and energy related research and development

The Institute is driving technology innovation and developing the thinking required to solve the challenges facing the UK, as it seeks to develop sustainable energy solutions in transport, electricity and heat supply. Co-ordinated research, education and global partnerships are at the heart of our vision.

People

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  Andy Schofield Professor Andy Schofield

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

 

 

  Professor Martin Freer Professor Martin Freer 

Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute & Director of the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education & Research 

 

 

 

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Professor Yulong Ding Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage 
 

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Professor Robert Steinberger - Wilkins  Director of the Birmingham Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research
  zhang-xiao-Cropped-79x105 Professor Xiao Ping Zhang 

Director of Smart Grids

 

 

  Professor Clive Roberts 

Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education

 

 

 

 

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Professor Hongming Xu

Director of Birmingham Centre for Vehicle and Engine Technology Research
 

 

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Professor Robert Elliot  Director of Education 
 

 

 

 

Professor David Maddison  Director of the Birmingham Centre for Environmental and Energy Economocs 
 

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Dr Allan Walton  Co - Director of the Birmingham Centre for Stategic Elements and Critical Material 
 

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Dr Paul Anderson  Co - Director of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials 
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Professor Andreas Hornung 

 

Professor of Bioenergy 
  Rustam Stolkin

Dr Rustam Stolkin 

 

Chair in Robotics, Extreme Robotics Lab
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Dr Paul Norman 

 

Reader in Nuclear Engineering & Reactor Physics 
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Professor Joe Wood  

 

Professor in Chemical Reaction Engineering, Energy Catalysts 
  Karl Dearn

Dr Karl Dearn

Director of Industrial Liaison, Birmingham Centre for Vehicle and Engine Technology Research

 

   

Dr Athanasios Tsolakis 

 

Reader in Thermodynamics, Birmingham Centre for Vehicle and Engine Technology Research
  AEKprofile-Cropped-230x230 Dr Ahmad El - kharouf 

 

 

Centre Manager, Birmingham Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research
  Dr Jonathan Radcliffe 

Senior Research Fellow and Policy Director, Birmingham Energy Institute 

 

 

  Dr David Boardman 

Head of Strategic Projects (College of Engineering and Physical Sciences)

 

 

 

 

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Professor Toby Peters 

Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy 

 

 

  bing-lui Dr Bing Liu   Head of International Engagement
  harper-gavin-230x230 Dr Gavin Harper 

Energy Development Manager