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Dr Wendy Olsen

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

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Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Society, Statistics, Mathematics, Research methods, Education, Economy, Employment, Political economy, Social responsibility

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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.

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

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Dr Michael Bane

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

Michael runs The University of Manchester's Bike User Group; he has also received a Green Impact Award.

High end computing expert in optimising applications and training provision; project planning and management. Consultant giving strategic input for UoM plans on using IT/ICT to reduce Carbon footprint, reducing IT's footprint and showcasing positive environmental change. 

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Computer science, Information technology, Environment, Biodiversity, Mathematics, Cycling, Green travel, Transport, Crime and security

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Dr Jason Dortch

I have focused my research on the Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and tectonics of mountain belts at high latitude and high altitude. I am particularly concerned with quantifying the timing and rates of landscape evolution in these regions to understand the interplay between internal (tectonic) and external (surface) processes.

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Geology, Palaeontology, Environment, Geography, Tectonics, Fieldwork, Research methods, Teaching, Education, Glaciers, Climate change, Mathematics, Sustainability

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Dr John Moriarty

The current focus of our group is the application of probability theory at the interface between mathematical finance and power systems engineering. From 2013 to 2017 I have an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship titled Optimal prediction in local electricity markets focusing on the pricing and hedging of risk in electricity demand, for better balancing of future power systems.

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Mathematics, Applied research, Energy planning, Risk, Power system, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Economy, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks

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Prof Krishna Persaud

Research interests in the area of olfaction from physiology to chemistry. Has been involved in the development of gas sensor arrays for sensing odours based on conducting polymers, that became commercialised by Aromascan plc, now Osmetech plc.

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Technology, Aerosols, Smell, Health, Polymers, Electric and electronics, Instrumentation, Biosensors, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer science, Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Aviation, Crime and security, Transport