Maria Sharmina

University of Manchester


Dr Maria Sharmina is a part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a co-ordinator of its Energy & Emissions research theme. Maria is Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester. She is a Co-Investigator on the UKERC-funded project 'Financing community energy: lessons learned and future innovations to deliver a low-carbon future'. She also led an ESRC Nexus grant exploring how energy, food and water are connected in the UK policy-development process. She has worked on a range of other funded projects including: the EPSRC's Shipping in Changing Climates project; the 'Designing Sustainable Supply Chains' project sponsored by a major retailer; and, a project identifying research methods for modelling energy and water demand funded by the University of Manchester's Research Institute.

Research Interests
Energy systems; Emission scenarios; Renewable energy; Russia’s climate and energy policies; Shale gas; Emissions from international trade; Sustainable supply chains.

Maria completed her PhD within the Tyndall Centre. Prior to that she did research at the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (Budapest, Hungary) and in the Institute of Energy Research at Joanneum Research (Graz, Austria). Maria's background is in economics .

Selected Publications

Low-carbon scenarios for Russia’s energy system: A participative backcasting approach Sharmina, M. 13 Feb 2017 In : Energy Policy. 104, p. 303-315
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.02.009
2017 Published

Integrating Backcasting and Eco-design for the Circular Economy: The BECE Framework
Fernandez Mendoza, J. M., Sharmina, M., Gallego Schmid, A., Heyes, G. & Azapagic, A. 27 Jan 2017 In : Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
2017 Published

A nexus perspective on competing land demands: Wider lessons from a UK policy case study
Sharmina, M., Hoolohan, C., Bows-Larkin, A., Burgess, P. J., Colwill, J., Gilbert, P., Howard, D., Knox, J. & Anderson, K. 1 May 2016 In : Environmental Science and Policy. 59, p. 74-84 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.02.008
2015 Published

Discounting the future of climate change in Russia
Sharmina, M. & Jones, C. 22 Jan 2015 In :
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article Published

Russia's cumulative carbon budgets for a global 2°C target
Sharmina, M., Bows-Larkin, A. & Anderson, K. 2015 In : Carbon Management.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2015.1113616
2014 Published

Importance of non-CO2 emissions in carbon management
Bows-Larkin, A., Mclachlan, C., Mander, S., Wood, R., Röder, M., Thornley, P., Dawkins, E., Gough, C., O'keefe, L. & Sharmina, M. 12 Aug 2014 In : Carbon Management. 5, 2, p. 193-210 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2014.913859

Opportunities for decarbonization in Russia
Sharmina, M. Aug 2014 In : Oxford Energy Forum. 97, August, p. 10-13 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Production: A Review of Existing Research
Broderick, J. & Sharmina, M. 31 Jan 2014 Manchester: University of Manchester. 13 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report

Further publications

Role at Council
Theme Co-ordinator: Energy and Emissions


Contact information

E-mail address

+44 (0)161 275 4308.

Postal Address
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research H Floor, Pariser Building Sackville Street Manchester, UK M13 9PL.

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