Oxford Researchers

Over 180 senior Oxford researchers are listed below. Find relevant researchers using the search field at the top right, or by using filters on the left. Entries can be narrowed down by initials, energy theme and department (and combinations thereof).
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Alessandro Abate

Associate Professor

Demand and Efficiency: demand response
Electricity networks: micro grids, smart buildings
Solar: populations of photovoltaic panels

alessandro.abate@cs.ox.ac.uk
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Christopher Adam

Professor of Development Economics

Contact Person Energy in Developing Countries
Energy in Developing Countries: Energy pricing, economic management of hydrocarbon revenues
Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy demand, transport and structural change
Transport: Economics

christopher.adam@qeh.ox.ac.uk
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Nihan Akyelken

Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development

Transport: Mobility; innovation
Economics, Policy & Politics: Political economy of infrastructure; low carbon growth;

Nihan.Akyelken@conted.ox.ac.uk
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Simon Aldridge

Professor of Main Group Chemistry

Storage: Hydrogen storage by lighter Main group hydrides, in particular catalysis of the processes of hydrogen evolution/uptake.

simon.aldridge@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Wade Allison

Emeritus Professor of Physics

Economics, Policy & Politics: international misunderstanding of radiation safety and its social, economic and political consequences
Nuclear: education and understanding of the impact radiation on human life, safety regulations

w.allison1@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Karen Anderton

Research Fellow in Low Carbon Policy and Governance

Economics, Policy & Politics: Governance and institutions, decision-making, policy innovation
Transport: Urban mobility, low carbon vehicles

karen.anderton@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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David Armstrong

Royal Academy of engineering fellow in nuclear materials

Nuclear: Materials for fusion and fission power, ODS Steels, radiation damage, refractory alloys and composites, Zirconium alloys

david.armstrong@materials.ox.ac.uk
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David Banister

Emeritus Professor of Transport Studies

Transport: Mobility, accessibility, urban form, land use and transport
Economics, Policy & Politics: Decision making, environment, evaluation, and sustainable urban development.

david.banister@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Idalina Baptista

Associate Professor in Urban Anthropology

 Energy in Developing Countries: spatial patterns of energy infrastructure; social practices of energy supply and use;
Economics, Policy & Politics: politics of infrastructure investments; energy policymaking and governance

idalina.baptista@conted.ox.ac.uk
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Rene Bañares-Alcántara

Reader in Engineering Science and Tutor in Engineering

Economics, Policy & Politics: design of policies for energy reduction
Energy in Developing Countries: 2G bioethanol, biorefinery design
Bioenergy: biorefinery design
Transport: design of policies for energy reduction

rene.banares@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Eric Beinhocker

Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Economics, Policy & Politics: The application of a multi-disciplinary perspective to global economic challenges.

eric.beinhocker@inet.ox.ac.uk
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Brenda Boardman

Emeritus Fellow: Energy

Demand and Efficiency Reducing demand in buildings, use patterns; appliances and housing; fuel poverty; demand for energy and energy services, households and commercial;
Economics, Policy & Politics Effectiveness of policy; market transformation; interactions between energy and climate change policy.

brenda.boardman@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Christian Brand

Senior Research Fellow in Transport

Transport: Strategic transport-energy-environment modelling, Carbon and health; transport and mobility;
Demand and Efficiency: scenarios; integrated assessment of transport, and transport energy demand policy.

christian.brand@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Chris Breward

Associate Director, Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics

Fossil Fuels: Enhanced Oil Recovery; additives in fuels and lubricants
Solar: Operation of dye-sensitised cells; fabrication of polymer blended cells; contact resistance in silicon cells”

chris.breward@maths.ox.ac.uk
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Peter Bruce

Wolfson Chair of Materials

Contact Person Storage
Storage: Batteries, including new electrode and electrolyte materials, interfaces, mechanisms
Transport: Batteries
Electricity Networks: Storage

peter.bruce@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Byron Byrne

Professor of Engineering Science

Marine: Offshore wind, tidal energy, offshore foundation design, offshore geotechnics
Fossil Fuels: Offshore foundations, offshore pipelines, and geotechnical engineering

byron.byrne@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Ben Caldecott

Director, Sustainable Finance Programme

Economics, policy, politics: sustainable finance, green finance, responsible investment, stranded assets, energy policy, climate policy, climate finance, environmental risk
Fossil fuels:  coal, oil, gas, power sector
Developing countries: sustainability, China, institutional investors

ben.caldecott@smithschool.ox.ac.uk
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Joe Cartwright

Shell Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Person Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels: Hydrocarbon exploration through geological analysis of 3D seismic data; unconventional hydrocarbons and the role of natural fractures in shale gas production; fluid migration in sedimentary basins; and the development of geological faults and fractures.

joe.cartwright@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Roger Cashmore

Emeritus Professor and Chairman of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Economics, Policy & Politics: Role of Nuclear in Energy Policy, Political Issues
Nuclear: Fusion, Fission reactors, Fuel Cycle, Regulation

r.cashmore1@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Elizabeth Chatterjee

Examination Fellow

Economics, Policy & Politics: decision-making in the Indian power sector
Energy in Developing Countries: political economy of Indian electricity
Electricity Networks: liberalization in developing countries

elizabeth.chatterjee@all-souls.ox.ac.uk
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Paul Collier

Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Economics, Policy & Politics: Management of oil and gas discoveries; economics of green energy
Fossil fuels: Closing coal

paul.collier@bsg.ox.ac.uk
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Mike Daly

Visiting Professor

Fossil fuels: the global oil and gas endowment; the future of petroleum exploration; continental sedimentary basin development and resource distribution; exploration of the arctic seas.
Energy in developing countries: Sub-Saharan Africa resources; the energy-water nexus.
Economics, Policy & Politics: State owned National Oil Companies, their resources and future.

mike.daly@earth.ox.ac.uk

Sarah Darby

Senior Researcher and deputy leader, Lower Carbon Futures group

Economics, Policy & Politics: Customer-utility relations, fuel poverty
Electricity Networks: Smart meter rollout
Demand and Efficiency: Residential demand, energy advice programmes, consumption feedback, and social learning

sarah.darby@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Richard Darton

Professor of Engineering Science

Transport: Car fleet sustainability, health effects of pollution
Economics, Policy & Politics: Defining and measuring energy security
Energy in Developing Countries: Nigerian energy economy
Demand and Efficiency: Heat exchanger networks and pinch analysis
Fossil Fuels: Negative emissions technologies; assessment of geoengineering schemes

richard.darton@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Bill David

Professor of Chemistry

Storage: Hydrogen and ammonia storage with a particular emphasis on lightweight, reversible systems. Modelling ionic diffusion in hydrogen storage systems, batteries and fuel-cell electrodes.
Transport: Hydrogen provision for fuel-cell electric vehicles
Electricity Networks: Chemical storage based on hydrogen

bill.david@chem.ox.ac.uk

Martin Davy

Associate Professor

Fossil Fuels: Spark ignition engine combustion, low temperature diesel combustion, natural gas engine combustion, fuel sprays
Demand and Efficiency: Internal combustion engine efficiency
Bioenergy: Alcohol blended fuels, use of syngas in engines.

martin.davy@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Peter Edwards

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Contact Person Petrochemicals
Solar: Transparent conducting coatings for solar cells; solar chemical fuels from CO2
Fossil Fuels: Sustainability in the modern petrochemical industry
Bioenergy: Algae jet biofuel
Storage: Hydrogen and ammonia storage materials

peter.edwards@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Nick Eyre

Professor of Energy and Climate Policy

Contact Person Demand and Efficiency

Leader, ECI Energy Research Programme: Lower Carbon Futures

Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy efficiency and demand reduction policy, multi-scalar governance, market based instruments, carbon markets, UK energy policy, community and local projects

Electricity Networks: Energy efficiency obligations and feed-in tariffs, demand response and reduction in capacity markets;

Demand and Efficiency: Energy demand in all sectors, socio-technical approaches; policy interventions.

 

nick.eyre@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Chris Farmer

Research Fellow

Fossil Fuels: Geological modelling, oil reservoir simulation, geostatistics, history matching, and seismic inversion.

farmer@maths.ox.ac.uk
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J. Doyne Farmer

Co-Director, Complexity Economics

Economics: Discounting, forecasting technology improvement
Fossil fuels: Historical costs of coal-fired electricity
Nuclear: Pros and cons
Solar: Cost forecasts

doyne.farmer@inet.ox.ac.uk
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Bassam Fattouh

Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Contact Person Oil and Gas Markets
Economics, Policy and Politics: Political Economy of Resource Rich Economies; Energy Policy; OPEC Behaviour; Oil Pricing System
Fossil Fuels: Oil and Gas Markets
Energy in developing countries: Energy Poverty; Energy Subsidies

bassam.fattouh@oxfordenergy.org
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Stephen Faulkner

Fellow in Inorganic Chemistry

Nuclear: Chemistry of the fuel cycle elements, development of spectroscopic techniques for remote monitoring of speciation and for environmental analysis/remediation and study of minor actinide separation

stephen.faulkner@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Tina Fawcett

Senior Researcher

Economics, Policy & Politics: UK & EU, energy demand, personal carbon trading, equity, fuel poverty
Demand and Efficiency: Households, non-domestic sectors, technology, behaviour

tina.fawcett@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Bent Flyvbjerg

BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management

Economics, Policy & Politics: Research on energy megaprojects, risk management, biases and strategic misrepresenation in decision-making on large-scale energy capital investment projects.

bent.flyvbjerg@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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Rebecca Ford

Researcher and Programme Manager for The Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy

Demand and Efficiency: Residential sector electricity demand; Demand and behaviour; Socio-technical approaches
Electricity Networks: Smart grid; Home Energy Management Systems; Microgrids
Energy in Developing Countries: Socio-technical transitions

rebecca.ford@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Jose Goicoechea

Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Fossil Fuels: Catalysis, fuel generation and combustion product transformation; carbon dioxide activation
Storage

jose.goicoechea@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Doug Gollin

Professor of Development Economics

Energy in Developing Countries: Agriculture, growth, energy inputs
Economics, Policy & Politics: World food prices and relation to energy prices
Transport: Economics

douglas.gollin@qeh.ox.ac.uk
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Paul Goulart

Associate Professor

Demand & Efficiency: Optimal building control. Load shifting and demand management.
Networks: Power flow optimisation.
Economics: Pricing of renewables in energy markets.

paul.goulart@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Patrick Grant

Cookson Professor of Materials

Storage: novel manufacture of supercapacitor and battery electrodes
Nuclear: processing of advanced metallics for fusion and fission
Transport: manufacture of high temperature aeroengine materials and lightweight airframe alloys

patrick.grant@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Peter Grindrod

Professor of Mathematics

Contact Person Electricity Networks
Electricity Networks: Smart meters and low voltage networks
Demand and Efficiency: consumer segregation and response and real time forecasting.

grindrod@gmail.com
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Philipp Grünewald

EPSRC Fellow

Demand and Efficiency: demand response, load profiles, flexibility
Economics, Policy & Politics: low carbon transition, strategic policy development
Electricity Networks: integration of low carbon sources, curtailment, reinforcement
Storage: techno-economic modelling in future systems, market and system value, stakeholder attitudes, policy and regulation

philipp.grunewald@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Stephen Haben

Electricity Networks: Load forecasting, smart meter data, clustering analysis

Demand and Analysis: Energy demand, probabilistic forecasting, variational data assimilation

stephen.haben@maths.ox.ac.uk
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Robert Hahn

Director of Economics

Economics, Policy & Politics: U.S. energy politics, political economy of climate change
Electricity Networks: Understanding the politics and economics of smartgrids
Demand & Efficiency: Assessing ways to “nudge” behaviour in desired directions
Transport: Political economy of alternative fuels and infrastructure development

robert.hahn@smithschool.ox.ac.uk
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Ben Hambly

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Economics, Policy and Politics: Modelling of Energy markets, pricing derivatives
Fossil Fuels: Valuation of power plants

ben.hambly@maths.ox.ac.uk
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Barbara Harriss-White

Emeritus Professor

Energy in Developing Countries: Energy, water, greenhouse gases, costs, returns and labour in the production and distribution of rice.
Economics, Policy & Politics

barbara.harriss-white@qeh.ox.ac.uk
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Mike Hayward

Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Storage: Electrolytes for supercapacitors, batteries and oxide fuel cells. Fluoride ion batteries. New superconductors.

michael.hayward@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Li He

Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Computational Aerothermal Engineering

Transport:  Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity and Heat Transfer; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Shape Design and Optimization for Turbomachinery.

li.he@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Cameron Hepburn

Professor of environmental economics

Contact Person Economics, Policy & Politics
Economics, Policy & Politics: Climate change, emissions trading, carbon taxes, local pollutants, integrated assessment
Electricity Networks: Security of supply, cost and economics, global modelling;
Demand and Efficiency: National energy systems in China, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia.

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John Holmes

Senior Research Fellow

Economics, Policy & Politics: Preparation of advice from the science academies to EU policy makers
Energy in Developing Countries: Co-leader of the smart villages initiative: www.e4sv.org

John.Holmes@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Anouk Honoré

Senior Research Fellow

Fossil Fuels: Natural gas
Demand and Efficiency: Gas supply and demand fundamentals
Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy and environmental policies in Europe
Electricity Networks: Gas for power, fuel mix
Energy in Developing Countries: Gas in Latin America.

anouk.honore@oxfordenergy.org
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Ian Horrocks

Professor of Computer Science

Fossil Fuels: Ontology-based data access for exploration and exploitation
Demand & Efficiency: Ontology-based domestic energy management advice

ian.horrocks@cs.ox.ac.uk
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Guy Houlsby

Professor of Civil Engineering

Contact Person Fossil Fuels – Upstream engineering
Fossil Fuel: Offshore oil and gas
Marine: Offshore wind, tidal power

guy.houlsby@eng.ox.ac.uk
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David Howey

Associate Professor in Engineering Science

Storage: Battery modelling and diagnostics
Transport: electric motors, condition monitoring, thermal management
Energy in Developing Countries: Off-grid systems

david.howey@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Sam Howison

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Economics: Models of trading in energy and carbon markets, exhaustible resource modellling
Demand & Efficiency: Pricing of storage, swing options

sam.howison@maths.ox.ac.uk
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Wei Huang

Associate Professor

Bioenergy: Synthetic biology, biofuels, CO2, SimCells
Demand and Efficiency: Biofuels
Solar: Synthetic biology
Storage: Biofuels

wei.huang@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Peter Ireland

Donald Schultz Chair in Turbomachinery

Transport: Gas turbine technology including heat transfer, internal cooling cooling, film cooling, turbine tip clearance control, instrumentation, heat exchangers, and engine fire attack
Nuclear: Tokamak cooling

peter.ireland@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Katy Janda

Senior Researcher

Social and technical dimensions of changing building practices
Demand & Efficiency: Socio-technical analysis, organisational factors, non-domestic buildings
Economics, Policy & Politics: Building standards, voluntary programmes

katy.janda@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Christian N Jardine

Senior Researcher

Economics, Policy & Politics: broad energy policy, promoting microgeneration, feed-in tariffs
Electricity Networks: integration of microgeneration, demand side management, time of day tariffs and pricing
Energy in Developing Countries: microgenertion, off-grid, micro-grids
Demand & Efficiency: domestic and commercial
Solar: technologies, economics, markets, policy mechanisms, technology learning, spinout: Joju Solar

chrisitan.jardine@eci.ox.ac.uk
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Nick Jelley

Professor and Tutor in Physics

Solar: Solar concentrator for cooking; power generation
Energy in Developing Countries: Solar concentrator for cooking; power generation
Storage: Thermal

n.jelley1@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Colin Johnston

Senior Research Fellow

Transport: advanced power trains, power electronics, batteries, high temperature electronics, electronic packaging
Storage: electrochemical, scalable processing, capacitors, supercaps
Electricity Networks: power electronics

colin.johnston@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Angus Johnston

Professor of Law

Economics, Policy & Politics: Legal requirements, law and policy on electricy markets
Fossil Fuels: Law and decision-making
Nuclear: Subsidies and legal rules
Storage: Legal rules and regulators
Demand and Efficiency: Legal regimes, rules and incentives
Solar: Rules and policies

angus.johnston@law.ox.ac.uk
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Tim Jones

Research Fellow in Sustainable Urban Mobility

Transport: Mobility; accessibility; urban form; land use and transport; bicycling; walking.
Economics, Policy & Politics: Sustainable urban development; behaviour change;

tim.jones@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Kärg Kama

Research and Teaching Fellow in Human Geography

Fossil Fuels: Resource governance, unconventional energy development, oil shales, shale gas
Economics, Policy and Politics: Energy security, carbon trading, marketization, market integration and regulation, geopolitics, EU energy policy

karg.kama@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Malcolm Keay

Senior Research Fellow

Economics; Policy and Politics: Policy approaches to decarbonising electricity, and the implications
Demand and efficiency: Policy assessment

malcolm.keay@oxfordenergy.org
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Gavin Killip

Researcher

Housing: low-energy renovation options, risks and strategies; construction industry practices and institutions; governance of decision-making

Energy in buildings: integrating design, construction, maintenance  and operation

Innovation: sources and diffusion of new products, practices and processes

Multiple impacts of energy efficiency: use of estimates beyond energy cost saving, eg on jobs and health

gavin.killip@eci.ox.ac.uk
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Jong Min Kim

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Storage: Nanoscience and nanotechnology all solid/flexible LiB, Supercapacitor
Solar: QD solar cell, hybrid solar cell, transparent electrode
Demand and Efficiency: Improving energy effciency of displays (QD LED BLU, QD LED lightings, QD displays)

jong.kim@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Tim Kruger

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Geoengineering Programme

Economics, Policy & Politics: Geoengineering, carbon pricing
Marine: Ocean alkalinity enhancement
Nuclear: Storing nuclear heat
Electricity Networks: energy storage
Storage: ‘Chemical pump storage’
Bioenergy: Reducing water requirements for biofuel production

tim.kruger@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
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Vladimir Kuznetsov

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Solar: Transparent conducting oxides
Storage: Hydrogen storage materials
Demand and Efficiency: Hydrogen economy, thermoelectric materials
Fossil Fuels: Catalysts for CO2 reduction

vladimir.kuznetsov@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Marta Kwiatkowska

Professor of Computing Systems

Electricity Networks: Modelling and predictive analysis for smart-grid
Demand and Efficiency: Modelling and quantitative verification and detailed analysis of energy usage

marta.kwiatkowska@cs.ox.ac.uk
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Russell Layberry

Senior Researcher in Energy Modelling

Transport: Electric vehicles, engine monitoring
Electricity Networks: Smart grid
Demand and Efficiency: Energy use in buildings, energy monitoring and management

russell.layberry@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Bruce Levell

Visiting Professor

Fossil Fuels: Resource availibility and location
Storage: Sub-surface
Economics, Policy & Politics: Incumbent energy companies and their role in the energy transition

bruce.levell@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith

Director of Energy Research

Responsible for pulling together energy research across the University
Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy technologies, economics, politics, sociology and resources, and trade-offs between sustainability, affordability, reliability and  security
Nuclear: Fusion

C.Llewellyn-Smith@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Neil Macfarlane

Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations

Economics, Policy & Politics: Politics and international relations of energy production and trade (governance in producer states, political distortion of energy trade), Russia and the Caspian Basin.

neil.macfarlane@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Ho-Yin Mak

Associate Professor in Management Science

Solar Energy: adoption, marketing and incentives

 

Storage: capacity planning, investment and integration with renewable energy

 

Transport: electric vehicles (infrastructure planning and adoption), alternative business models (e.g., car sharing)

Ho-Yin.Mak@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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Kostas Margellos

Senior Research Fellow (Control Engineering)

Demand and Efficiency: Distributed energy management in building networks. Optimal charging control of electric vehicles.
Electricity Networks: Stochastic optimal power flow and unit commitment
Energy Economics: Pricing in demand response mechanisms

 

kostas.margellos@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Chris Martin

Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Science

Fossil Fuels: Foundations for offshore structures
Marine: Subsea pipe-soil interaction.

chris.martin@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Mike Mason

Bioenergy: Improving efficiency of anaerobic digestion plant
Energy in Developing Countries: Using semi arid land to grow energy crops
Storage: Using biogas storage to complement wind and solar energy

michael.mason@chch.ox.ac.uk

Malcolm McCulloch

Associate Professor in Engineering Science

Contact Person Transport
Transport: electric motors, power train, well to wheels analysis
Electricity Networks: monitoring stress on the grid
Storage: thermal
Energy in Developing Countries: smart user-centric local systems

malcolm.mcculloch@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Charles Monroe

Associate Professor

Storage and Transport

Demand and Efficiency

Electricity Networks: storage for potential applications to grids in response to increasing penetration of renewables

charles.monroe@eng.ox.ac.uk

Michael Moody

Head of Atom Probe Research Group

Nuclear: Atom probe characterization of structural materials for fission and fusion reactors
Solar: Atom probe characterization of photovoltaic devices

michael.moody@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Andreas Muench

Reader in Applied Mathematics

Solar: Modelling of production of organic solar cells from polymer solutions
Storage: Modelling of fabrication process for nano-structured materials for batteries

andreas.muench@maths.ox.ac.uk
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Robin Nicholas

Professor of Physics

Solar: Use of carbon nanohybrids, graphene and carbon nanotubes in organic and thin film PV. Development of ThermoPhotoVoltaics, TPV

r.nicholas1@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Peter Norreys

Professor of Inertial Fusion Science

Nuclear: inertial confinement fusion, ultra-high density fusion fuel assembly, hot spot formation, coherent X-ray source development, particle acceleration using intense lasers, fast electron energy transport and deposition

peter.norreys@physics.ox.ac.uk
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Dermot O’Hare

Professor of Chemistry and Senior Tutor in Chemistry, Vice Master Academic Balliol College

Fossil Fuels: catalysis, CO2 hydrogenation to fuels
Bioenergy: biomass conversion
Solar: catalytic water splitting

dermot.ohare@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Michael A. Osborne

Dyson Associate Professor in Machine Learning

Electricity Networks: Smart Electricity Tariffs and Load Shifting
Storage: Machine Learning Approaches to Battery Management
Solar: Solar Photo-voltaic Prediction

mosb@robots.ox.ac.uk
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James Palmer

Tutorial Fellow in Human Geography

Economics, Policy & Politics: Science-policy interactions, EU policy and politics, policy-making under uncertainty, public engagement
Bioenergy: Transport biofuels, land-use change and planning, social impacts of biofuel production
Transport: Sustainable road transport policy”

james.palmer@keble.ox.ac.uk
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Mauro Pasta

Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow of Materials at St Edmund Hall

Storage and Transport

Materials chemistry and electrochemistry applied to energy storage and conversion devices. In particular:

  • Energy storage: Li and Na-ion batteries, ultracapacitors, supercapacitors.
  • Energy conversion: power from salinity gradients (blue energy), seawater desalination and delithiation.
  • Electrocatalysis: organic molecules electroxidation, ORR and HER reactions, carbon dioxide sequestration and electroreduction.

mauro.pasta@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Simon Pirani

Senior Research Fellow on the Natural Gas Programme

Economics, Policy & Politics: The Former Soviet Union, its economies and energy policies
Fossil Fuels: Natural gas
Demand and Efficiency: The history of fossil fuels consumption

simon.pirani@oxfordenergy.org
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Ingmar Posner

Associate Professor in Engineering Science

Transport: Machine learning methods for intelligent, user-centric energy management of EVs as well as autonomous systems in general
Demand & Efficiency: Machine learning methods for intelligent, user-centric energy management and modelling of energy consumption

ingmar@robots.ox.ac.uk
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Rahmat Poudineh

Lead Research Fellow

Economics, policy, politics, law and regulation: Electricity market, contracts, renewable policy, energy sector reform and market liberalisation
Electricity networks: Regulation of electricity networks, quantitative analysis of investment and efficiency, regulatory model for grid investment, business model of network companies
Demand and Efficiency: Demand side flexibility, demand response

rahmat.poudineh@oxfordenergy.org
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Thomas Povey

Professor of Engineering Science and Tacchi Fellow in Engineering Science

Fossil Fuels: gas turbines, steam turbines, power generation
Nuclear: reactor cooling
Energy in Developing Countries: efficient stoves, efficient cooking equipment
Transport: jet engines, rocket engines

thomas.povey@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Chiara Ravetti

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Energy economics in particular in the context of green innovation and trade and Energy in Developing Countries, especially the role of social institutions (dictatorship, media, trade unions, ethnicity) in environmental issues and sustainable development transitions.

chiara.ravetti@economics.ox.ac.uk
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Catherine Redgwell

Chichele Professor of Public International Law

Economics, Policy & Politics: Climate justice; shared responsibility; energy security
Fossil fuels: International regulation, CCS
Marine: International regulation of offshore energy activities
Transport: International regulation of pipelines & ships
Nuclear: International regulation of nuclear safety and liability


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John Rhys

Senior research fellow

Economics, Policy & Politics: Climate and energy policy issues, the role of governments and markets, the social cost of CO2 emissions, electricity market reform, ‘Fit for purpose’ markets with low carbon technologies, institutional and market structures
Energy in Developing Countries: institutional and regulatory reforms; cost and tariff issues
Electricity Networks: redefining utility business models; balancing generation and consumer loads in a  low carbon world

john.rhys@oxfordenergy.org
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Laura Rival

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Development

Energy in Developing Countries: Development and environmental policies in Latin America; The Yasuní Initiative (Ecuador); indigenous peoples and mega projects in the Amazon basin.

laura.rival@qeh.ox.ac.uk
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Stephen Roberts

Professor of Machine Learning

Electricity Networks: Smart grids, distributed control, appliance disaggregation, energy usage profiling and prediction.

sjrob@robots.ox.ac.uk
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David Robinson

Senior Research Fellow

Economics, Policy & Politics: Microeconomics, market design, regulation, privatisation, global energy and climate change governance
Electricity Networks: Decarbonisation, smart grids, markets, network regulation
Energy in Developing Countries: Market design, renewable deployment, climate change policy and geopolitical relations
Demand and Efficiency: Demand-side response in decarbonised electricity systems
Solar: Distributed generation in developed and developing countries

david.robinson@oxfordenergy.org
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Alex Rogers

Professor in Conservation Biology

Contact Person Ecological impacts
Marine: Deep-sea ecology and human impacts on the oceans.
Economics, Policy & Politics: Ocean governance, fisheries, and marine mining

alex.rogers@zoo.ox.ac.uk
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Howard Rogers

Director of the Natural Gas Research Programme

Economics, Policy & Politics: International gas markets (Asia, Europe and North America and LNG Arbitrage)
Fossil Fuels: Natural gas and competition with other fuels and generation, and shale gas economics and viability

howard.rogers@oxfordenergy.org
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Alex Rogers

Professor

Demand and Efficiency:

  • building energy
  • thermal modelling
  • energy feedback
  • non-intrusive load monitoring and energy disaggregation
  • smart grid
  • demand-side management
  • optimisation and prediction of energy use and generation

alex.rogers@cs.ox.ac.uk
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Dan Rogers

Senior Research Fellow

Electricity Networks: Power electronic systems for smart girds; high-voltage direct current transmission systems and converters.

Storage and Transport: Grid interfaces for large-scale energy storage systems, battery management systems

dan.rogers@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Hiram Samel

Associate Professor of International Business

Economics, Policy & Politics: Scaling novel energy technologies in advanced economies, early stage and risk capital in energy markets, entry and exit among entrepreneurial energy firms
Energy in Developing Countries: Demand-driven subsidy of energy firms and technology acquisition strategies

hiram.samel@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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Tim Schwanen

Professor in Transport Studies and Human Geography and Director of the Transport Studies Unit

Contact Person Transport 
Transport: Behaviour change, sociotechnical transition, and innovation in the field of transport.

tim.schwanen@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Anupama Sen

Senior Research Fellow

Economics, Policy & Politics: Auctions, pricing, taxation, fiscal regimes, regulation, resource allocation for oil, natural gas and electricity
Energy in Developing Countries: Electricity sector reforms in India
Electricity Networks
Fossil Fuels

anupama.sen@oxfordenergy.org
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Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associate Professor of African Politics

Economics, Policy & Politics: Energy security, national oil companies, governance of energy markets, transparency
Energy in Developing Countries Extractive industries in Africa, Asian hydrocarbons investment in the developing world, politics of major energy importers.

ricardo.soaresdeoliveira@politics.ox.ac.uk
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Jonathan Stern

Chairman and Senior Research Fellow of the Natural Gas Programme

Economics, Policy & Politics: Gas pricing, utility regulation
Energy in Developing Countries: Asia
Fossil Fuels: Gas pricing
Demand and Efficiency
Storage

jonathan.stern@oxfordenergy.org
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Richard Stone

Professor in Engineering Science

Fossil Fuels: Spark ignition engine combustion, particulate matter emissions, laminar burning velocity measurements
Demand and Efficiency: Spark ignition engine efficiency, oil-free refrigeration systems, Stirling engines
Bioenergy: Use of ethanol
Solar: Solar concentrators

richard.stone@eng.ox.ac.uk
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James Taylor

Professor in Decision Science

Marine: Wind power forecasting
Demand and Efficiency: Electricity demand forecasting, weather ensemble predictions
Electricity Networks: Electricity demand and price forecasting, and forecasting for smart grids.

james.taylor@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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Alex Teytelboym

Research Fellow

Economics, Policy and Politics: international climate policy, innovation, cap-and-trade.
Electricity Networks: systemic risk in grids, electricity auctions.
Transport: sustainable road transport.

alexander.teytelboym@smithschool.ox.ac.uk
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Ian Thompson

Professor of Engineering Science

Bioenergy:Biogas, Microbiological conversion of green waste to methane
Energy in Developing Countries: Anaerobic Digestion grid systems

ian.thompson@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Martino Tran

Senior Researcher

Demand and Efficiency: Technology diffusion, consumer behaviour
Economics, Policy & Politics: quantitative scenarios, decision theory, agent-based models
Transport: Performance and impact of alternative fuelled vehicles
Electricity Networks: interdependent infrastructure, risk, resilience

martino.tran@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Anne E. Trefethen

Professor of Scientific Computing, Associate Director Oxford e-Research Centre

Demand and efficiency: monitoring and optimising computing and software systems

anne.trefethen@oerc.ox.ac.uk
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Edman Tsang

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Fossil Fuels: Green Fuels Catalysis
Bioenergy: Catalytic Biomass Conversion
Transport: Fuel Cells Catalysts and Hydrogen
Solar: Solar fuels, Photocatalysis
Energy in Developing Countries: Biofuels from oils, sugars, vegetation

edman.tsang@chem.ox.ac.uk
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Rick van der Ploeg

Professor of Economics

Economics, Policy & Politics: Climate policies, optimal transitions to a carbon-free era, climate catastrophes
Energy in Developing Countries: Managing oil and other resource windfalls, sovereign wealth funds, and investing to invest.

rick.vanderploeg@economics.ox.ac.uk
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Marc Ventresca

University Lecturer in Strategic Management

Economics, Policy & Politics: Ecosystem services markets in Amazon Peru
Energy in Developing Countries: Off grid electric systems in Africa

marc.ventresca@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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Kylie Vincent

Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Bioenergy: Biocatalysis of hydrogen oxidation/production; biocatalytic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions; in situ studies of electrocatalysis by supported nanoparticles

kylie.vincent@chem.ox.ac.uk
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David Wallom

Associate Director - Innovation

Electricity Networks: Distribution Network operational enhancement
Demand and Efficiency: Demand Management, consumer energy utilisation, ICT system efficiency

david.wallom@oerc.ox.ac.uk
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Jamie Warner

Professor of Materials

Solar: novel transparent electrodes from graphene, boron nitride and metal sulphides, atomic level material characterisation
Demand and Efficiency: nano-materials for light emitting displays, materials and processes for improved device performance
Storage: electrode materials for batteries and fuel-cells

jamie.warner@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Andrew Watt

RCUK Academic Fellow

Contact Person Solar
Solar: Colloial quantum dot, chalcogenides, metal oxides, organic, solution processing, vaccum deposition, transparent conductors, thin film deposition, nanoparticle synthesis

andrew.watt@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Angus Wilkinson

Professor of Materials

Nuclear: Materials for fusion and fission power, microstructural characterisation, mechanical properties
Transport: Aerospace materials characterisation and mechanical properties
Solar: CIGS microstructural characterisation

angus.wilkinson@materials.ox.ac.uk
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Richard Willden

Associate Professor

Contact Person Marine
Marine: Tidal energy devices, farm planning and yield analysis, basin modelling
Fossil Fuels: Offshore engineering and deep water risers

richard.willden@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Kathy Willis

Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity

Policy & Politics: Naturetrade for ecosystem services transactions in Europe
Fossil Fuels: Local Ecological Footprinting Tool LEFT for minimising biodiversity impacts of extractive industries
Energy in Developing Countries: Biofuels and poverty alleviation
Bioenergy: Biofuels and poverty alleviation

kathy.willis@zoo.ox.ac.uk
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Katja Yafimava

Senior Research Fellow

Economics: EU gas regulation, Russian gas regulation
Policy and Politics: The transit dimension of EU gas security, Russia-western CIS gas relations
Fossil Fuels: Russian and western CIS gas issues
Transport: Gas transportation by pipeline

katja.yafimava@oxfordenergy.org
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Aidong Yang

Associate Professor

Bioenergy: biorefineries and biomass supply chains; utilisation of microalgae
Demand and Efficiency: micro-CHP systems
Fossil fuels: chemical looping processes

aidong.yang@eng.ox.ac.uk
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