Maria Sharmina


Maria Sharmina is Professor in Energy and Sustainability in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester. She is a Co-Director at Policy@Manchester, the University’s sector-leading policy engagement institute. Maria is a member of the Interim Advisory Group for the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Digital Security & Resilience Theme, and a member of the Sustainable Robotics Committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI).

She served as Senior Academic Advisor with the Government Office for Science and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working on the Net Zero Foresight project in 2021-2023.

Maria’s UKRI-funded research focuses on new sustainable business models in a range of sectors including local energy systems, sustainable food systems, single-use plastics and digital solutions based on environmental and other datasets.

She completed her PhD within the Tyndall Centre. Her educational background is in economics and statistics.

Maria Sharmina

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Email: ma************@ma********.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 161 275 4308

Postal Address: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Engineering Building A, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

University website: Maria Sharmina