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I am an Associate Professor in Engineering Science and a Tutor at Christchurch College. In 1993 I moved to The University of Oxford to start up the Electrical Power Group. Climate change, resource depletion and social inequity are the big challenges facing our civilisation. The group’s focus has now changed to developing, and commercialising, sustainable energy technologies. I have active research programmes in the four sectors of developing world, domestic energy use, transport and renewable generation.
Developing new technologies to meet the need of providing sustainable electricity to the 1.3 billion people without access to electricity provides a triple benefit – the end users benefit from the provision of the service, lack of large incumbents means rapid deployment and these technologies are relevant to developing world. The approach taken is to deeply understand the end users current and future needs and capabilities and then to develop an energy system that grows with the end-user. Specific projects include the dual use of DC and AC in the home, the use of batteries as energy distribution and the use of effective thermal energy stores.
Head of Energy and Power Group at the University of Oxford
Associate Professor, Dept Engineering Science, Oxford University
Official Student in Engineering Science, Christ Church, Oxford
Director of ICERT
Non-executive Director West Oxford Community Renewables
Founder and Non-exec Director of Navetas
Founder and Non-exec Director of Yasa Motors
Founder and Non-exec Drirector of Kepler Energy