Maria Sharmina


Dr Maria Sharmina is Reader in Energy and Sustainability at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester. She is Senior Academic Advisor with the Government Office for Science and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working on the Net Zero Foresight project. She is a Co-Director at Policy@Manchester, the University’s sector-leading policy engagement institute. Maria is a member of the Programme Advisory Board for the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Digital Economy Theme, and a member of the Sustainable Robotics Committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI). Previously, Maria was a visiting fellow at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute.

Maria is the University of Manchester Principal Investigator on the UKRI £8m Energy Revolution Consortium, leading the work on innovative business models for the energy sector. She is also developing new business models for her UKRI-funded projects on sustainable food systems, single-use plastics and digital solutions based on environmental and other datasets.

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

Maria Sharmina

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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

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