Energy and Industrial Strategy

Energy and Industrial Strategy 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. 

Dr Paul Anderson

Dr Paul Anderson

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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+44 (0) 121 414 4447
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p.a.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Anthony Arnull

Professor Anthony Arnull

Barber Professor of Jurisprudence

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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+44 (0) 121 414 6295
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a.m.arnull@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Binner

Professor Jon Binner

Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Professor of Ceramic Sciences and Engineering

Jon Binner is Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials and Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He took up both of these posts January 2014. Professor Binner is also President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

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(+44) (0)121 414 4396
Email
j.binner@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kai Bongs

Professor Kai Bongs

Professor of Cold Atom Physics
Chair in Cold Atoms and Head of Group

Professor Kai Bongs leads the Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre at the University of Birmingham. He is working in the field of cold atom quantum sensors and quantum gas mixtures. 

He coordinates a collaborative European Project “iSense” with nine partners with the aim to realise a portable atom interferometric gravity sensor. He also coordinates the EPSRC Cross ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 8278
Email
k.bongs@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nigel Cassidy

Professor Nigel Cassidy

Head of Civil Engineering
Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering

Nigel Cassidy is Head of Civil Engineering and 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 ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5146
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n.j.cassidy@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Chapman

Professor David Chapman

Professor of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering

David Chapman is Professor of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering. He is also the Technical Director for the National Buried Infrastructure Facility currently being developed at the University of Birmingham, which is part of the UK wide government funded project UKCRIC (UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities).

His research interests lie in the area of underground ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5150
Email
d.n.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Professor Costas Constantinou

Professor Costas Constantinou

Professor of Communication Electrodynamics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Deputy 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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+44 (0) 121 414 4303
Email
c.constantinou@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sylvie Delacroix

Professor Sylvie Delacroix

Professor in Law and Ethics

Professor Delacroix focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in Machine Ethics and Agency. Her current research focuses on the design of both decision-support and `autonomous’ systems meant for morally-loaded contexts. She also researches the effect of personalised profiling and ambient computing on ethical agency.

Professor ...

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s.delacroix@bham.ac.uk

Professor Yulong Ding

Professor Yulong Ding

Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage

10888 BEI Logo-BLACKProfessor 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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+44 (0)121 414 5279
Email
y.ding@bham.ac.uk

Professor Martin Freer

Professor Martin Freer

Head of Physics and Astronomy
Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI)

10888 BEI Logo-BLACKProfessor 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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+44 (0) 121 414 4565 /PA: +44 (0) 121 414 4564
Email
freerm@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professor Nick Green

Professor Nick Green

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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+44 (0) 24 7664 7456
Email
n.r.green@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andreas Hornung

Professor Andreas Hornung

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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+49 9661 908 408

Professor Anson Jack

Professor Anson Jack

Director, International Railway Benchmarking

Professor Jack has recently been appointed to 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. He ...

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+44 (0) 121 415 8511/+44 (0) 7901 977455
Email
a.c.r.jack@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shireen Kanji

Dr Shireen Kanji

Reader in Work and Organisation

Shireen Kanji’s research is situated in the intersection of gender, work and social inequality. Current research in her core interest of gender, work and parenting relates to parents’ working hours and the causal effect of grandmothers’ unpaid care on mothers’ labour force participation. A further strand of her research is the exploration of the working hours and paid work ...

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s.kanji@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Lee

Professor Robert Lee

Professor
Head of Birmingham Law School
CEPLER Director

Professor Robert Lee is Head of the Law School and 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 ...

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0121 414 5864
Email
r.g.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire McIvor

Dr Claire McIvor

Senior Lecturer

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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+44 (0)121 414 6324
Email
c.mcivor@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nicole Metje

Professor Nicole Metje

Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring
Head of the Power and Infrastructure Research Group

Nicole Metje is the Head of the Power and Infrastructure Research Group within the School of Engineering, and the Deputy Director for Sensors of the UKCRIC National Buried Infrastructure Facility at Birmingham.

Nicole is an international leader in the development and application of sensors for buried infrastructure assessment and monitoring. She delivers demonstrable impact ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4182
Email
n.metje@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Mitchell

Dr Catherine Mitchell

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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0121 414 9518
Email
c.e.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

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

Professor Chris Rogers

Professor Chris Rogers

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Chris Rogers spent three years in the civil engineering industry before returning to academia to research pipeline soil-structure interaction. He lectured at Nottingham and Loughborough Universities before taking up his current position at the University of Birmingham in 1998. His research portfolio is dominated by two primary, necessarily interrelated, themes of infrastructure engineering and ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 5066
Email
c.d.f.rogers@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Raymond Slater

Professor Peter Raymond Slater

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 20 years research experience in the area of solid state/materials chemistry, ranging from solid oxide fuel cells to high temperature superconductors. In these areas he has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals, ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 8906
Email
p.r.slater@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens

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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+44 (0) 121 415 8169
Email
r.steinbergerwilckens@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark Sterling

Professor Mark Sterling

Head of School of Engineering
Beale Professor of Civil Engineering

ice-fellows-sterlingProfessor 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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+44 (0) 121 414 5065
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m.sterling@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rustam Stolkin

Professor Rustam Stolkin

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 ...

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r.stolkin@cs.bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Stone

Professor Robert Stone

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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07740858901/+44 (0)121 414 7395
Email
r.j.stone@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor of Company Law in Context

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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0121 414 3631
Email
l.e.talbot@bham.ac.uk

Professor Athanasios (Thanos) Tsolakis

Professor Athanasios (Thanos) Tsolakis

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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+44 (0) 121 414 4170
Email
a.tsolakis@bham.ac.uk

Professor Allan Walton

Professor Allan Walton

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 current chair of the UK Magnetics Society.

He has published over 35 papers ...

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(+44) (0) 121 414 5195
Email
a.walton@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Withey

Professor Paul Withey

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. ...

Professor Hongming Xu

Professor Hongming Xu

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 300 journal and conference publications in engine ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4153
Email
h.m.xu@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Karen Yeung is the University of Birmingham’s first Interdisciplinary Chair, taking up the post of Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham in the School of Law and the School of Computer Sciencein January 2018.  She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. Together with Andrew Howes and ...

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0121 414 6298
Email
k.yeung@bham.ac.uk

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang

Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang

Professor of Electrical Power Systems
Director of Institute for Energy Research and Policy
Director of Smart Grid, Birmingham Energy Institute Co-Director, Birmingham Energy Storage Centre (sponsored by EPSRC)

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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

Xiao-Ping has published over 100 research papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings as well as ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4298
Email
x.p.zhang@bham.ac.uk