Our people - Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group

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Research lead

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Reader in Energy Systems and Policy
Fellow of the Institute for Global Innovation, Resilient Cities theme lead

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe is a Reader in Energy Systems and Policy, leading an interdisciplinary research team. His research interests are in energy system technology, policy and innovation, in particular the role of energy storage. He also leads the Resilient Cities theme of the Institute for Global Innovation, working with colleagues across the university to investigate the drivers of urban ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3685
Email
j.radcliffe@bham.ac.uk

Team members

 

Dr Chunping Xie

Dr Chunping Xie

Energy Storage Integration Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering

Chunping Xie is an Energy Storage Integration Research Fellow in the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group, Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES). Her current research focuses on developing techno-economic models for analysing the value of energy storage, taking into consideration both technological factors (features of the storage technologies) and economic factors (electricity market, ...

Email
c.xie@bham.ac.uk

 

Dr Oluyemi Jegede

Dr Oluyemi Jegede

Local Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow -ATETA ( Accelerating Thermal Energy Technology Adoption)

School of Chemical Engineering

Oluyemi Jegede is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow on the ATETA programme.

His main research interests are around energy systems modelling and analysis. He is enthusiastic about the wider issues relating to the adoption of renewable energy and he is always on the hunt for exciting new ways to join the fight for a more sustainable planet Earth.

Email
o.jegede@bham.ac.uk

Dr Xinfang Wang

Dr Xinfang Wang

Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering

Xinfang is currently a Research Fellow on energy use and energy policy at the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group, University of Birmingham. She works on a list of projects, such as the EPSRC funded ‘Realising Energy Storage Technologies in Low-carbon Energy Systems’ (RESTLESS) and ‘Generation Integrated Energy Storage’ (GIES) projects, the Newton funded ‘Energy ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5081
Email
x.wang.10@bham.ac.uk

 

Dr Dan Murrant

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Energy Storage Policy Research Fellow

Biography

Dan has a background in renewable energy. He completed his undergraduate degree in the subject at the University of Exeter before taking a post at a solar and wind energy consultancy. Dan completed his PhD entitled ‘The Water-Energy Nexus: Quantifying the Impact of Water Availability on Future UK Thermal Power Generation’ at the University of Birmingham in 2016 before joining the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group.

Current area of work

Dan’s role within the group focuses on the policy mechanisms, which drive or prevent the deployment of energy storage in energy systems of different scales. The services provided by energy storage can vary greatly from one technology to another, whilst the services required by energy systems can also change depending on their scale and location. The nature of Dan’s research centres on understanding how different technologies can provide the greatest benefit to different energy systems; enabling policy mechanisms to be developed which are targeted at those technologies which can most benefit a given energy system.

Projects Dan works on include:                   

  • UK Roadmap for Energy Storage

  • Consortium for Modelling and Analysis of Decentralised Energy Storage (C-MADEnS)

  • Cryohub.

  • Energy Storage Prioritisation Assessment for Mexico

  • Energy System and Storage Masterplan for Cornwall (completed)

Omar Saeed

Profile of Omar SaedRole

Project Manager

Biography

Omar previously worked for the Centre for Low Carbon Futures as a Researcher, which was a collaboration between four universities in the North of England and the University of Birmingham. He then took a position as a Research Manager with the Midlands Energy Consortium, a regional research collaboration between five universities (including Birmingham once again) and the British Geological Survey. His role involved creating new and maintaining existing collaborations between academic members of staff.

After spending a short time assisting with the initiation of the Innovate UK - funded Energy Research Accelerator, Omar took up the post of Project Manager at the University of Birmingham, starting in January 2017. Omar is responsible for managing the Multi-Scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project. Omar is also contributing directly to Work Package Four of the project – developing the UK Energy Storage Observatory (UKESTO).

In addition to his commitments to MANIFEST, Omar is also managing the Energy Storage Prioritisation in Mexico project.

Omar has a background in environmental science and completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Leeds before undertaking and MSc in Environment, Economics and Sustainable Development at University College London.

Patricia Callaghan

Role

Administrator 

Biography

Patricia joined the group in March 2018, as part of her duel role working for the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage as well as ESPAG. Patricia is experienced and has worked in a number of roles within the University of Birmingham. Patricia helps to ensure the smooth, day-to-day running of ESPAG as well as monitoring finance and staffing.