Business, energy and industrial strategy
Business, energy and industrial strategies are a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers.
Reader in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials
Paul Anderson is a Reader in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry and leader of the Materials Chemistry Research Theme in the School of Chemistry.
Paul has published close to 100 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews, book chapters and patents in the fields of porous framework materials, nanowires and nanoparticles, and hydrogen storage materials. He has received major research ...
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Barber Professor of Jurisprudence
Deputy Head of School
Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School between 2006 and 2009. He was Acting Head of the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from April to August 2015. Professor Arnull is the author of The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The ...
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Director of UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology
Professor of Cold Atoms Physics
Chair in Cold Atoms; Lead of Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre
Professor Kai Bongs is Director of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology, where he drives the translation of gravity sensors and ultra-precise clocks into technology and applications across a diverse number of sectors, including climate, communications, energy, transport and urban development.
He alsoleads the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre at the University of ...
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Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering
Nigel Cassidy has over 30 years’ academic and industrial experience in near-surface geophysics, geotechnical engineering and numerical modelling. His research focuses on the development of remote monitoring, modelling and inversion techniques to solve practical environmental and geo-engineering problems.
Nigel has published 70+ peer-reviewed international journal papers, articles and book ...
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Professor of Communication Electrodynamics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Costas Constantinou is Professor of Communication Electrodynamics in the School of Engineering.
Costas has published over 150 research papers in scientific journals, international conferences and book chapters in a broad range of topics in the area of communications engineering that include optics, electromagnetic theory, electromagnetic scattering and diffraction, electromagnetic measurement, ...
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Professor in Law and Ethics
Sylvie Delacroix focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Machine Ethics, Agency and the role of habit within moral decisions (Habitual Ethics?, Bloomsbury / Hart Publishing, 2020). Her current research focuses on the design of computer systems meant for morally-loaded contexts. She is also considering the potential inherent in ‘b ...
Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History
Director, Centre for West Midlands History
I am a social and regional historian with teaching and research interests in the history of the West Midlands region after 1700 and the history of ethnic minorities and anti-slavery. I am also Editor-in-Chief of the History West Midlands project.
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Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage
Professor Yulong Ding holds the founding Chamberlain chair of Chemical Engineering and Highview-RAEng Chair of Cryogenic Energy Storage and is Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham.
He joined Birmingham in October 2013. Prior to his appointment at the University, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science & Engineering at the ...
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Professor of Employment Relations & HR Management
Director of MSc HRM Programmes
Tony is Professor of Employment Relations & HR Management at Birmingham Business School. He is part of the Organisation, Work and Employment (OWE) group in the Department of Management. He joined Birmingham Business School in May 2018, from Bangor University. Tony has twenty-five years employment relations experience as an academic, researcher, and journalist in the UK and Republic of ...
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Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute
Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI)
Professor Martin Freer is Head of Nuclear Physics, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research at the University of Birmingham.
His main research area is the study of the structure of light nuclei, using nuclear reactions. This research is performed at international facilities worldwide. In addition, he is actively engaged in ...
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Lecturer in Corpus-based Discourse Analysis
I am a lecturer in corpus-based discourse analysis. My research focuses on two main areas: corporate discourse and evaluative language.
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Director of the High Temperature Research Centre
Professor of Manufacturing Technology
Professor Nick Green is a Professor in Manufacturing Technology and received his PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge. Nick's research interests revolve around processing structure and property relationships in shape casting for high performance applications.
Nick's research work spans fundamental characterisation of materials, solidification science, computational process ...
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Lecturer in Modern History
My main interest lies in post war Germany, the political, social and economic reconstruction of the country (including Allied occupation policy) against the backdrop of the Cold War.
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Professor of Bioenergy
Professor Andreas Hornung has been appointed for the chair in Bioenergy.
Andreas Hornung holds 19 patents and has published more than 150 scientific publications to date. His institutes employed in 2014 about 120 staff members and are doing applied research in various sustainable topics.
The main strategic topic of Hornung’s work today is the development of decentralized power ...
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Senior Lecturer in Management
Programme Director - BSc (Hons) Business Management (Dubai)
UmmeSalma holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Computing and Information systems, an MS in management and a Doctorate in Business Management. She joined the University of Birmingham as the Programme Director to launch the BSc.(Hons) Business Management in Dubai campus. She is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy.
She teaches Organisational behaviour and ...
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Director, International Railway Benchmarking
Professor Jack works within BCRRE to promote international railway benchmarking and other research, and to develop the extensive international relationships the University has already established across the globe.
He began his career at British Rail where he joined as a graduate trainee in 1979. He also worked at Railtrack and Network Rail, before joining RSSB in 2003. His credentials also ...
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Professor Robert Lee is the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research at the University of Birmingham. He has acted as specialist adviser to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales and has worked for the Department for the Environment in Northern Ireland (drafting environmental legislation), the ...
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Dr Claire McIvor is a tort lawyer whose main research interests are: (i) liability for the acts of others (both vicarious and non-vicarious); (ii) public authority liability in negligence (particularly police liability), and more recently, (iii) legal applications of Epidemiology.
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Reader in Private Law
Catherine is a Reader in Private Law at Birmingham Law School. Her research and teaching centres mainly around Contract law and related subjects. She has published widely on different aspects of contract law and her work has been cited by the House of Lords, the Singapore Court of Appeal and by the Law Commissions of England and Scotland.
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Reader in Energy Systems and Policy
Fellow of the Institute for Global Innovation, Resilient Cities theme lead
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 ...
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Professor of Railway Systems
Head of School of Engineering
Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
Clive is Professor of Railway Systems at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Over the last 14 years he has developed a broad portfolio of research aimed at improving the performance of railway systems. He leads the University’s contribution in a number of large EPSRC, European Commission and industry funded projects. He ...
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Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
While Chris Rogers has expertise in ground properties and sub-surface engineering, he considers himself as a civil engineer in the broadest sense: engineering for society, in harmony with the natural environment and to deliver greatest value. For this, he needs to take a far-future view of cities and the infrastructure systems that support them, and his research has then naturally focussed ...
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Professor in Materials Chemistry
Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage
Professor Peter R. Slater is Professor in Materials Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage. He has more than 25 years research experience in the area of solid state/materials chemistry, ranging from battery materials to solid oxide fuel cells. In these areas he has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, and has ...
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Professor in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Research
Director of the Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fuel Cells and their Fuels
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens is Professor for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen research in Chemical Engineering. He is director of the research Fuel Cell and Hydrogen group and the Centre for Doctoral Training Fuel Cells and their Fuels, which is run by the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Loughborough, Imperial College, and University College of London.
He works and has worked in many areas ...
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Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Staffing)
Beale Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor Sterling has research interests in Fluid Dynamics, Wind Engineering and Water Engineering. His research in Water Engineering is mainly directed towards understanding and evaluating the conveyance capacity of rivers, while within the field of Wind Engineering he has carved out two distinct areas of research, namely the effect of wind on plants and the effects of extreme wind events. He ...
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Chair in Robotics
Royal Society Industry Fellow
Professor Rustam Stolkin serves as the Chair in Robotics and Royal Society Industry Fellow in the School of Metallurgy and Materials. He leads the Extreme Robotics Lab (ERL), Europe's most prominent university research lab dedicated to nuclear and other extreme environment applications of advanced robotics and AI.
Rustam is an interdisciplinary engineer with diverse research interests, although ...
Chair in Interactive Multimedia Systems
Director, Human Interface Technologies Team
Robert (Bob) Stone holds a Chair in Interactive Multimedia Systems within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, where he is also Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team. He graduated from University College London in 1979 with a BSc in Psychology, and in 1981 with an MSc in Ergonomics. Bob also currently holds the position of Visiting ...
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Professor of Company Law in Context
Deputy Director of Research (environment)
Professor Talbot writes and teaches on company law and corporate governance from a law in context approach, with particular emphasis on the political economy of the company. She has written several books on company law and corporate governance as well as many scholarly articles. Her current project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, ‘Making the Company Fit for Social Purpose’, deals ...
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Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development
Director of the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Leadership, Economy & Diversity (WE LEAD)
Director of Business Engagement
Kiran Trehan is Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development at Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. She is also Director of the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Leadership, Economy & Diversity (WE LEAD), Director of Business Engagement and Head of subject group Entrepreneurship and Local Economy.
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Chair in Thermodynamics
School Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Athanasios Tsolakis is Professor of Thermodynamics and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the School of Engineering. Thanos has published over 150 research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the areas of fuels and fuel treatments, low carbon and carbon free energy carriers, combustion and vehicle emissions control technologies such as environmental ...
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Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials
Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials
Professor Allan Walton has expertise in processing of permanent magnetic materials, solid state hydrogen storage materials, hydrogen processing of materials, coating technologies, hydrogen purification membranes and recycling of rare earth materials. Allan is Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials and is the ex-chair of the UK Magnetics Society.
He has published over 35 papers in ...
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Professor of Casting
Paul Withey joined the School of Metallurgy and Materials in 2018 after a career in Rolls-Royce, culminating as the Engineering Associate Fellow in Casting Technology. This has limited the number of refereed papers to just over thirty, but this has been balanced by fourteen published patents.
Paul’s interests involve investment casting with a focus on the casting of aerospace components. ...
Chair in Energy and Automotive Engineering
Head of Vehicle and Engine Technology Centre
Hongming Xu is Professor of Energy and Automotive Engineering. He has 6 years of industrial experience with Jaguar Land Rover and Premier Automotive Group of Ford. Formerly member of Ford HCCI, Global Steering Committee, project manager and technical leader of the UK Foresight Vehicle LINK projects, CHARGE and CHASE between 2002 and 2007.
He has over 400 journal and conference publications in ...
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Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics
Karen Yeung is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham, based in Birmingham Law School and the School of Computer Science. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016.
Karen is actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives in the UK and worldwide, including ...
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Chair in Electrical Power Systems
Director of Smart Grid, Birmingham Energy Institute
Co-Director, Birmingham Energy Storage Centre (sponsored by EPSRC)
Xiao-Ping Zhang is a Professor of Electrical Power Systems, Director of Smart Grid, Birmingham Energy Institute, and Co-Director of Birmingham Energy Storage Centre sponsored by UK, and Head of the Electrical Power & Control Systems Group
Professor Zhang has been conducting active research in the fields of Energy Union, Global Power & Energy Internet, Super Power ...
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