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EPSRC Reference: EP/E036740/1
Title: Energy research development manager at Imperial College London (Linked to EP/E011705)
Principal Investigator: Brandon, Professor NP
Other Investigators:
Macchietto, Professor S
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Department: Earth Science and Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 August 2006 Ends: 31 July 2009 Value (£): 193,377
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioenergy Coal Technology
Combustion Electric Motor & Drive Systems
Energy - Conventional Energy - Marine & Hydropower
Energy - Nuclear Energy Efficiency
Energy Storage Fuel Cell Technologies
Fusion Heat & Mass Transfer
Mining & Minerals Extraction Oil & Gas Extraction
Power Electronics Power Sys Man, Prot & Control
Power Systems Plant Solar Technology
Sustainable Energy Networks Sustainable Energy Vectors
Wind Power
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Summary on Grant Application Form
The need to address global warming, combined with concern about availability and security of energy supplies, has led to renewed interest in energy research from governments and industry, including the recognition of energy as a key theme within the EPSRC strategic plan, along with the need for interdisciplinary working. Imperial College has unique capabilities to deploy in meeting the challenges of interdisciplinary energy research. It offers the combination of one of the world's leading science and engineering research organisations together with internationally renowned business and medical schools, all based on a compact campus located in one of the world's most innovative metropolitan areas close to government, international finance and some of the worlds largest energy companies. The College houses centres of expertise in many key energy technologies, including hydrocarbons, carbon sequestration, nuclear energy, fuel cells, bioenergy, photovoltaics, fusion, and others, and it attracts the most able staff and students internationally. As the host for the UK Energy Research Centre headquarters it is in a pivotal position to help develop the national energy agenda, while also maintaining broad international links through research collaborations across the globe from China to the USA. Imperial College has recently launched a major integrated cross-College initiative, the Energy Futures Lab. Its goal is to develop new inter-disciplinary research programmes that will meet global energy challenges and facilitate the transition to a sustainable energy future. The Lab will enable Imperial to bring together its existing strengths in technology development with its proven track record in innovation and entrepreneurship, and will work in collaboration with other organisations in the energy sector, e.g. UKERC, Carbon Trust, Research Councils, industry, EU programmes and UK Government. To realise these goals, this proposal seeks EPSRC support for an energy research manager who will support the management team and play a key role in implementing the Lab's mission.
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