Centre of Excellence in Rail Decarbonisation

Decarbonisation is one of two railway grand challenges - along with digitalisation - that requires a strategic, whole-sector approach with government, industry and academia working together to utilise knowledge and develop ideas. These ideas will exploit developing technology in order to generate innovative solutions that will, in turn, help us achieve the outcomes we seek in responding to these grand challenges.

The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) has launched the Centre of Excellence in Rail Decarbonisation, focused on supporting industry and government to lead research and develop the solutions that will deliver rail decarbonisation through six of our core capability areas.

Our research and industrial application has provided many decarbonising solutions and we continue to do so to support the requirement for the UK to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Theme leads

Sustainable Traction Systems - Dr Stuart Hillmansen

Power electronics and energy - Dr Pietro Tricoli

Sustainable Infrastructure - Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen

Climate Adaption and Rail Resilience - Dr Andrew Quinn

Aerodynamics - Dr David Soper