Sustainability database

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energy@manchester

AKA Manchester Energy. From underpinning strategic research to the transfer of technology into the marketplace, the University of Manchester has a range of world-class activities supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.

Type: 
Institute
Acronym: 
ManEn

Connections

Person

Prof Wendy Flavell

Professor Flavell's research interests  are centred on the electronic structure of complex metal oxides and chalcogenides, including giant magnetoresistive oxides, catalysts and photovoltaics - particularly those of interest in the manufacture of 'next-generation' solar cells.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Solar energy, Electric and electronics, Energy storage, Renewable energy, Technology, Energy efficiency

Person

Prof Andrew Sherry

Professor Sherry’s main research interests are in the manufacturing and performance of structural components and fuel materials in nuclear plant with a particular focus on the mechanistic understanding and predictive modelling of fatigue and fracture of structural materials and welds.

Keywords: 
Nuclear energy, Energy, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Business engagement, Business, Engagement, Manufacturing, Materials

Person

Dr Jon Pittman

Jon Pittman is a Lecturer in the Cellular Systems Section of the Faculty of Life Sciences. He is also the Programme Director for the Plant Science and Cell Biology BSc degrees.

Keywords: 
Bioenergy, Energy, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Water, Waste, Agriculture, Rural studies

Person

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

Person

Ms Teresa Chilton

Teresa coordinates projects for energy@manchester

Keywords: 
Information technology, Teaching, Education, Project management, Management, Schools, Community, Engagement, Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Communication

Person

Dr James Evans

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

University Living Lab Co-Principle Investigator with Andrew Karvonen.

Keywords: 
Cities, Planning, Buildings, Environment, Education, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Geography, Sustainability, Society, Teaching

Person

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

Person

Prof Robert Dryfe

Research interests:

Electrochemistry, electrodeposition/electroless deposition, liquid-liquid interfaces, electrochemical sensors, electrochemical energy storage/conversion.

Keywords: 
Electric and electronics, Energy storage, Electrochemistry, Graphene, Carbon, Technology

Person

Dr Carly McLachlan

My area of research covers how people and organisations engage with energy and climate change issues. This generally means that I am looking at the interactions between science, technology and people. One particular area of interest is in renewable energy siting issues. We have an explicit policy relevance focus at Tyndall Manchester and so we try to conduct research that has practical relevance to the climate change agenda for national and local government, businesses and NGOs.

Keywords: 
External engagement, Climate change, Engagement, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Energy, Knowledge exchange, Community, Interdisciplinary, Universities

Person

Prof Jonathan Redfern

My research interests cover a broad spectrum from applied clastic sedimentology (fluvial and glacial), petroleum system analysis , regional geology, and basin modeling.

Keywords: 
Fossil fuels, Energy, Carbon, Emissions, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Development, Energy industry, Business, Geology, Glaciers, Environment, Water

Person

Dr Pierluigi Mancarella

Research interests:

- Modelling and analysis of smart multi-energy systems (electricity/heat/cooling/gas/transport) and distributed multi-generation (cogeneration, trigeneration);

- Impact of electro-thermal technologies (cogeneration, heat pumps, storage) on distribution networks;

- System level analysis of the electricity, heat and transport sectors;

- System integration of distributed energy resources and sustainable development of energy systems;

- Economics of future networks, energy markets, and business cases for new technologies;

Keywords: 
Energy planning, Energy networks, Networks, Power system, Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Technology, Cogeneration, Energy supply, Energy, Energy capture, Storage, Transport, Sustainability, Renewable energy, Risk, Evaluation, Teaching, Education, Solar energy, Photon science

Person

Dr Tim Stallard

Dr Stallard joined the University of Manchester in October 2006 after two years of interdisciplinary research concerning the performance and economics of marine energy converters. This followed completion of a DPhil in the Ocean Engineering Dynamics group at Oxford University where he developed an interest in both vortex- and wave-induced forces. His present research concerns offshore renewables including tidal stream, wave energy and offshore wind.

Keywords: 
Marine energy, Renewable energy, Marine, Wind energy, Energy, Water, Fluid dynamics, Project management, Management, Evaluation

Person

Dr John Broderick

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

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Sustainability, Mitigation, Policy, Management, Emissions, Evaluation, Business

Person

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

Person

Prof Sandy Smith

My general research interests lie in the area of design and analysis of electrical motors, generators, drives and actuators using analytical or computational electromagnetic methods. Particular interests currently include induction machines and superconducting/low-temperature technologies in the industrial, marine, aerospace, and renewable sectors. 

Keywords: 
Transport, Electric and electronics, Technology, Energy, Power engineering, Aerospace, Renewable energy, Sustainability

Person

Prof Ian Cotton

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

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Energy supply, Energy networks, Power system, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Impact, Society, Applied research

Person

Prof Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act. 

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Energy, Management, Emissions, Energy supply, Aviation, Shipping, Transport, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Richard Kingston

I am Undergraduate Director of Studies in Planning and Environmental Management. I have been a lecturer in GIS and Urban Planning since September 2003. I am also the Deputy Director CUPS.

Keywords: 
Communication, Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Information technology, Governance, Smart cities, Knowledge exchange, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education