Research Experts

Professor Tony Roskilly is Chair of Energy Systems at Durham University, a Director of the Durham Energy Institute and Associate Director of the EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration. Previously, he was Director of the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research and Chair of Marine Engineering at Newcastle University, with 30 years experience in the design, control and optimisation of transport and energy systems
Dr Janie Ling Chin is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Engineering at Durham University. She has managed and carried out transport/energy research across multiple EPSRC-funded networks.
Professor Al Cairns is the Director of the Powertrain Research Centre at University of Nottingham and has over 23 years’ experience in light and heavy-duty engines, decarbonised fuels and electric hybrid propulsion systems.
Professor Alasdair Cairns
Director of Powertrain Research Centre, University of Nottingham
Dr Wu is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and an EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Fellow. Dawei is also a part of the Vehicle Technology Research Centre. Dawei has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of Mechanical and Marine Engineering, mainly on power generation systems, decarbonisation, cryogenic energy applications, novel linear engine generators and zero carbon propulsions. He has received major grants from EPSRC, British Council, and European Commission. His main areas of teaching are modules on thermodynamics, automation control engineering, marine engineering, and mechanical engineering design.
Professor Liu is a Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics and Director of the Marine Propulsion Laboratory, Marine, Offshore and Subsea Technology at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. His research areas of expertise and interests include applied aero- and hydrodynamics for rotary wings and oscillating foils for marine propulsion and renewable energy; research and development of innovative technologies for practical engineering problem solving and design; and numerical tooling, high performance computing (parallel and cloud) and experimental apparatus development on performance evaluation, design and optimization of rotors, propulsors and thrusters.
Professor Pengfei Liu
Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics, Newcastle University
Professor Thornley is an international leader in assessing the sustainability of energy systems. Her work contributes to our understanding of how to best use low-carbon technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. Her particular expertise is in process design, modelling and lifecycle evaluation.
Professor Patricia Thornley
Director of Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University
I have a keen interest in future sustainable fuels and societal needs in the transport sector, coupled with research into low emissions, efficient combustion systems.
Dr Penny Atkins
Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
Ioannis is the Director of the MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance; a Lecturer in Shipping Finance and Analytics; and the Shipping and Energy Research Programme Lead at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London.
Dr Ioannis Moutzouris
Lecturer in Shipping Finance & Analytics, City, University of London
Professor Xie received her PhD degree in Management Science from Coventry University. Currently she is the Professor in Supply Chain Analytics in Cranfield School of Management. Prior to this, she was the Head of School in Economics, Finance and Law and the Director of Centre for Intelligent Supply Chain, Anglia Ruskin University.
Professor Ying Xie
Professor of Supply Chain Analytics, Cranfield University
Professor Irvine FRSE, FRSC has made unique and world-leading contributions to the science of energy materials, especially fuel cell and energy conversion technologies. This research has ranged from detailed fundamental to strategic and applied science and has had major impact across academia, industry and government. Irvine’s science is highly interdisciplinary extending from chemistry and materials through physics, bioenergy, geoscience, engineering, economics and policy.
Professor John Irvine
Director of John Thomas Sirr Irvine Group, University of St Andrews
Professor Rothman's research is in the development and analysis of sustainable processes and clean energy systems. My interests lie in whole systems analysis, clean energy technologies and thermochemical and electrochemical cycles for hydrogen production and carbon dioxide utilisation.
Professor Rachael Rothman
Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield
Professor Song's research interests include maritime logistics; container shipping; supply chain management; production planning and inventory control; offshore wind logistics; modelling, simulation and optimization for stochastic systems. The goal is to advance the knowledge and assist industries to improve management considering economic, environmental and societal performance.
Professor Dongping Song
Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool
Professor Molkov is Director of the Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER), one of the key providers of safety research and education globally.
Professor Vladimir Molkov
Professor of Fire Safety Science, Ulster University
Dr Wright's expertise concerns the sustainability of industry environment interactions by understanding flows of materials and energy, and their resulting impacts. He is particularly interested in investigating and reducing environmental impacts from the maritime industry and in the marine environment.
Dr Laurie Wright
Associate Professor of Marine Sustainability, Solent University Southampton