University of Manchester
John's research considers climate policy and emissions accounting for energy infrastructure, shipping and aviation. He currently supervises researchers looking at the emissions reduction potential of wind assistance and shore power in the shipping sector, and the scope for nuclear technology to contribute to rapid decarbonisation and a zero emissions energy system. What are the consequences of choosing between different technologies? What are the emissions implications across different time scales? How do different energy sources fit together into decarbonisation pathways? He is happy to receive inquiries from prospective PhD researchers who wish to answer these or similar questions.
John’s previous research projects have addressed smart grid interventions, demand response in commercial buildings, unconventional gas (shale and coal bed methane), and carbon offsetting. He has given evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, acted as a reviewer for DECC, IEA and IPCC outputs and been commissioned by the European Parliament to provide a research summary on unconventional fossil fuels.
He is Deputy Programme Director of the MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REACT) leading the opening unit on energy systems analysis. Applications are open for next academic year’s intake: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/09009/msc-renewable-energy-and-clean-technology/ He is currently developing a new unit on Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure with Dr Gallego-Schmid and Dr Hoolihan for the civil engineering undergraduate programme: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2020/03343/beng-civil-engineering/
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