Meet the Team

Dr Grant Wilson

Dr Grant Wilson

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Engineering

Grant Wilson is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with research interests in multi-vector, multi-scale data analytics, and a particular focus on the comparison of energy vectors over similar timeframes. Grant has published 14 research papers in scientific journals as well several online pieces in The Conversation.

He is focussed on the decarbonisation of heat as a significant ...

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Dr Joe Day 

Joe Day is a postdoctoral research associate with the West Midlands Regional Energy Systems Operator project. Originally graduating with an MPhys in Astrophysics at the University of Manchester in 2015, a passion for tackling climate change has led to Joe applying his efforts to more earthly challenges. Since then he has obtained a PhD in Renewable Energy from the University of Exeter by investigating materials for more efficient solar cells and also has experience working with local government and the non-profit sector, developing feasibility studies for community energy projects which act on fuel poverty. His current research interest is the availability, granularity, interdependences and visualisation of energy data to aid the design of smart local energy systems and help local authorities pursue decarbonsiation agendas. 

Former Group Members 

Dr Shivangi Sharma

Dr Shivangi Sharma is a Knowledge Exchange fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, working on an ERDF funded project called ATETA; Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption. She works on supporting SMEs in the GBS LEP area to address the technical challenges related to energy use, thereby promoting innovation and their business growth. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh, followed by a PhD in Solar Energy (efficiency improvement with phase change materials) from the University of Exeter. Shivangi has published her research outcomes in various international journals and conference papers. In over seven years of her professional experience, she’s worked with Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen group, Tata Consultancy Services etc. Out of her passion for sustainable living, health and wellbeing in the developing world, Shivangi also volunteers for community energy initiatives and United Nations funded projects worldwide.

Noah Godfrey, PhD student

Noah is an Energy Data Analyst with a masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, graduating in July 2019. His PhD topic is ‘Modelling Energy Flexibility in Future UK Energy Systems’ and his research focusses on energy data (primarily electrical generation data) with a growing focus on whole-systems flexibility across different timescales. System requirements for decarbonisation of heat and transport are a point of interest alongside the forms of flexibility which will prove the most effective. He is also a Research Assistant with the Active Building Centre, focussing on the high level control strategy of Thermal Energy Storage as well as the highlighting the effectiveness of its implementation at different degrees of distribution with multiple technologies.