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Dr Paul Gilbert

Lecturer, Tyndall Centre

Dr Paul Gilbert is a lecturer in climate change, sustainability and project management within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is a member of Tyndall Manchester within the international Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and contributes to undergraduate/postgraduate teaching on carbon management, sustainable waste management and project management. Paul joined the University of Manchester in 2009 as a Research Associate on the EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Consortium. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering on 'innovative biomass technologies' at the University of Sheffield - understanding the effects of tar reduction in biomass gasification.

Paul has previously worked under the EPSRC Supergen Bioenergy consortium exploring the environmental impacts associated with a range of bioenergy systems from heat and power to bio-chemical production. He has since expanded his research profile to international shipping. Using emission accounting approaches Paul investigated the scope for unilateral policies to reduce the UKs share of international shipping emissions and; explored radical step-change mitigation of shipping emissions. Taking a more investigator based role through his lectureship position, he recently completed a project examining the competitiveness of the UK chemical industry in response to reducing its carbon emissions.

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Climate
Education
Energy
Environment
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Connections

Course

Sustainable Waste Management (Master's)

Waste management

Course

Carbon Management

Embedding and communicating carbon management in organisations; carbon accounting; reducing carbon (technology/behavioural); adapting to high levels of climate change; potential barriers to change (technical, economic, behavioural, policy)

Course

Sustainable Waste Management (Year 3)

To develop an understanding of the scale of waste issues at a global, EU and UK level as well as the related trends, drivers and legislation.

Research

The High Seas Project

Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/H02011X/1

Research

WISE PV

This project is associated with the EPSRC Solar Energy Hub. It sets out the scientific, technical and socio-economic grand challenge of wide scale integration of photovoltaic systems (PV) into electric power systems with particular focus on the UK.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022229/1

Research

CC: Strategic Thinking

Course event for Corridor Connections led by representatives from Tyndall Centre. A new professional development course to equip strategic decision-makers with an understanding of climate change.

http://www.corridorconnections.co.uk/event-climate-change-strategic-thin...

Group

Tyndall Centre