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Mr Tony Small

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

The Mechanical and Energy Team is responsible for specifying, developing and overseeing the utilities infrastructure.

The team has to balance the requirements of reducing energy and utilities consumption in line with agreed (legal and best practice) targets, while providing a suitable environment for University activities to be undertaken.

Keywords: 
Engineering, Conservation, Biodiversity, Environment, Energy

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Prof Tony Peaker

Research interests:

- Laplace Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy

- Photovoltaic Solar Cells

- Radioactive Nuclides in Semiconductors

- Electronic Properties of Quantum Dots abd Heterojunctions

- Defect Reactions and Radiation Damage in Semiconductors

- Hydrogen and Hydrogen Complexes in Semiconductors

Keywords: 
Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Photon science, Technology, Energy, Lighting, Materials, Nanoscience, Energy networks, Energy supply, Renewable energy

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Prof Trevor York

Research interests include:

- Applications of industrial process tomography: pressure filtration, polymerisation, solid-state fermentation, product ageing, fluidised beds, soil monitoring

- Electronic systems design - analogue and digital electronics, DSP, software

- Processing of tomographic data in software and hardware: 3D finite element modelling with EIDORS 3D to yield 3D image reconstruction.

Keywords: 
Engineering, Filtration, Fermentation, Soil, Monitoring, Environment, Production, Economy, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Energy, Information technology, Sound, Evaluation, Networks, Instrumentation

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Prof Yong Wang

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Yong's main research interests are structural and fire engineering, steel and composite structures and fire protection materials and systems.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Fire, Thermal energy, Energy supply, Energy, Risk, Buildings, Materials, Impact

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Dr Patrick Gallois

There are many situations in a plant’s life when self-destruction of some cells is required. This may happen to create empty spaces inside tissues or when energy needs recycling for new growth or when a scorched earth policy is required to stop the progression of a pathogen. These situations occur during e.g. the germination of seeds, the differentiation of vascular elements, the reproduction and the senescence of plants and under pathogen attack. In all cases, a precise and spatially confined activation of cell death is required and can only been achieved by a complex genetic control.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biotechnology, Sustainability, Environment, Plants, Food, Resilience, Agriculture, Teaching, Education

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Dr Patricia Thornley

Patricia Thornley is a chartered physicist with over 20 years experience working in bioenergy in industry and academia. She was involved with engineering implementation of many of the UKs early bioenergy plants, but is now based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. Patricia leads the 4.5 million EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, which aims to bring together industry, academia and other stakeholders to focus on the research challenges associated with delivering sustainable bioenergy systems.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Biomass, Systems analysis

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Dr Paul Johnson

I work as part of the Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Economics Group in which we model financial systems with uncertain price and uncertain physical flow, leading to non-linear PDEs which must be solved numerically. I have investigated such systems in the world of mining, working with the international leading mining software company Gemcom, and also within the framework of Revenue Management systems, working with the local business Inventive IT.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Mathematics, Information technology, Business, Finance, Energy, Economy, Mining, Innovation, Applied research, Education

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Prof Peter Budd

We carry out fundamental research on polymers and their interactions with small molecules. We are developing novel materials and energy-efficient processes for molecular separations and transformations.

Keywords: 
Polymers, Materials, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Energy efficiency, Sustainability, Energy, Renewable energy, Energy supply, Climate change, Climate, Emissions, Carbon, Management, Energy storage, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Graphene, Technology, Teaching, Education

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Prof Peter Crossley

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Power system, Energy networks, Energy, Electric and electronics, Engineering, Power engineering, Renewable energy, Energy supply

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Prof Peter Stansby

Peter Stansby has been Professor of Hydrodynamics at Manchester University since 1990. 

He obtained his BA in Engineering and his PhD in Aerodynamics at Cambridge University. He then worked for Atkins Research and Development near London on wind and offshore engineering for two years. On moving to Manchester University in 1980, his early research interests were in wave and current loading on offshore structures, specializing in vortex-induced vibrations. Since around 1990 he has worked on coastal hydrodynamics, mainly in relation to shallow-water flows and surf zone waves. 

Keywords: 
Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Wind energy, Marine, Marine energy, Coasts, Climate, Climate change, Teaching, Education, Water, Fluid dynamics

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