Grant Wilson started his career by completing an MEng in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. After several years in the public sector and in industry, he returned to the University of Strathclyde to undertake a PhD in 2008.
He then moved with the energy storage research group to the University of Sheffield in 2012 and undertook several roles in energy storage understanding the potential market and the sector’s strengths and research gaps in Great Britain.
Grant then became the senior researcher for the European Smart CO2 Transformation project that aimed to accelerate the penetration of CO2 derived products into various markets. Outputs from the project included a Vision document, a Strategic European Research and Innovation Agenda, and a Joint Action Plan.
In 2017, he secured funding as a researcher Co-Investigator on UKERC’s FlexiNET project, which aimed to deliver new understanding and insights on the levels of seasonal and diurnal flexibility that low carbon heating might need in Great Britain.
In August 2018 he started as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
He is passionate about public engagement about energy systems, in particular the British energy system where the data is robust.