One to One Sessions: Collaborator Information

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Dr Serena Corr, Reader in Physical Chemistry at Glasgow University

Area of expertise: Functional Nanomaterials - Li-ion Batteries

Dr Serena Corr is a reader in Physical Chemistry at Glasgow University, where she leads the Functional Nanomaterials research group. Her research focuses on the development of electrode and solid electrolyte materials for Li-ion batteries and the in depth study of their properties in order to understand and improve their performance. She leads the multi-institutional EPSRC SUPERGEN Energy Storage project “Design and high throughput microwave synthesis of Li-ion battery materials” which is a collaboration between academic and industrial partners (EP/N001982/1, £1.22M), is co-investigator on another EPSRC Supergen grant to look at organic electrodes for Li-ion batteries and also leads a Leverhulme funded project on developing nanoscale conservation strategies for treating Tudor warship the Mary Rose. Serena was appointed to the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network for energy in 2017 and is the Energy Technology Partnership leader for energy storage in Scotland. She is associate editor of the RSC journal Nanoscale, has published >40 refereed publications, including five invited book chapters (h-index 20, >2200 citations) and has given over 40 invited/plenary conference talks and seminars.




John Howe: Senior lecturer in Marine Geology at the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Area of expertise: Marine Energy

John is SAGES Graduate School convenor and Head of the undergraduate Marine Science programme for SAMS/UHI. His research interests include; seabed geomorphology using multibeam sonar mapping both from a vessel based and from autonomous underwater vehicles. Marine current-influenced sedimentation, fjords and shelf sea sediment as  archives of climate change. Much of this work has been based in mid-high latitude seas, notably the Antarctic and the Fram Strait region of the Arctic.


 Joe Clarke: BRE Research Chair in Energy Utilisation, University of Strathclyde

Area of expertise: Energy systems.

Joe Clarke holds the BRE Research Chair in Energy Utilisation within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he delivers courses on energy systems and environmental engineering topics. He pursues his research interests within the Energy Systems Research Unit, which has been nominated as a Centre of Excellence by the UK Building Research Establishment. This research addresses whole energy systems performance and a feature of his work is the development and dissemination of Open Source performance assessment and monitoring tools that enable engineers, architects and planners to assess the energy, comfort, health and environmental impact implications of design solutions and energy actions at all scales. Joe is the convener of ETP’s Energy Systems Theme.


Mark Inall, Professor of Physical Oceanography; Director of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience Environment and Society (SAGES); Leader of Scottish Marine Robotics Facility and North Atlantic Glider base.

Area of expertise: Marine Energy.
Main research interests: coastal and shelf seas tidal processes in mid and high latitudes. Particular interest in using marine robotics to measure tidal processes. He has worked extensively in the macro-tidal coastal and continental shelf seas waters of NW Europe.

Education: Universities of Edinburgh, Southampton and Cambridge
Current employer: SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban. Honorary Prof position at U. Edinburgh.



Kevin Hammond, Professor of Computer Science and Director of SICSA (the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance)

Area of expertise: Kevin Hammond represents all of the Scottish Computer Science and Informatics Departments. His own areas are Parallel Programming, Multicore, Time, Energy, Security, Real-Time Systems, Analysis and Programming Languages.

He leads the Programming Languages Group at the University of St Andrews. With over 30 years of research experience, he has worked extensively in the field of advanced programming language design and implementation, with a focus on understanding and reasoning about extra-functional properties. His work concentrates on declarative language designs, including the standard non-strict functional language Haskell, where he served on the international design committee, worked on the dominant compiler, GHC, and developed the GUM parallel Haskell implementation with colleagues at Glasgow and elsewhere. He has published over 100 books, book chapters, journal papers and other refereed publications focusing on functional programming, domain-specific programming languages, type systems, real-time systems, cost issues, adaptive run-time environments, lightweight concurrency, high-level programming language design, parallel programming and performance monitoring/visualisation. He is the recently-appointed Director of SICSA, the pan-Scottish pooling agreement for Informatics and Computer Science, which groups the 14 Scottish universities. He is a Senior Member of the ACM, a founder member of IFIP WG 2.11 (Generative Programming), and an honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University. He sits on the board of the Scottish government funded Data Lab Innovation Centre. He was awarded for his services to the parallel programming community at the HiPEAC 2016 conference.



William Leithead, Professor and Head of the Wind Energy and Control Centre in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde

Area of expertise: Wind Energy.

Prof. Leithead is Head of the Wind Energy and Control Centre in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He is the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind Energy Systems and its successor the Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and is the Chair of the EPSRC Supergen Wind Hub. Prof. Leithead is a member of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme Wind Steering Committee, the European Academy of Wind Energy Executive Committee, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Technology (Trondheim) and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (Bergen) and is the Deputy Chair of the ORECatapult Research Advisory Group.

Prof. Leithead has been conducting research into Wind Energy since 1988 when he founded the wind energy research group at University of Strathclyde. Its compliment is now approximately 10 academic staff and 70+ PhD students and Research Associates. His research interests include the conceptual design of wind turbines, the modelling and simulation of wind turbines and wind farms, and the dynamic analysis and control of wind turbines and wind farms. Prof. Leithead has been the recipient of more than 60 research grants and is the author of more than 250 academic publications.




Scott Lilley, Director for Training and Pooling at ScotCHEM

Area of expertise: Innovation and opportunities for chemists.

Dr Scott Lilley is a proud Kilmarnockian. At eighteen, his sense of adventure took him all the way along the M77 to Strathclyde University. Once there, he studied Applied Chemistry and developed a fascination with electrochemistry. His PhD (University of St Andrews) investigated advanced materials for lithium batteries. Scott then spent five years in Oxford as a senior scientist in innovative start-ups where he made significant contributions to manufacturing processes for nascent battery technology. He returned to Scotland to help Scottish universities build research partnerships with industry. Now, Scott is the Director for Training and Pooling at ScotCHEM where he identifies opportunities for Scotland's chemists. Scott has a young son, lives in Bonnie Dundee and holidays in Canada's Maritime Provinces.




Doctor David Mahon, Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow at the University of Glasgow, and Director of Lynkeos Technology Ltd.

Area of expertise: Cosmic-ray Muon Tomography.

Dr. David Mahon is a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow at the University of Glasgow, and Director of Lynkeos Technology Ltd., the first UK company specialising in the field of Cosmic-ray Muon Tomography.  Dr. Mahon has over seven years of experience within this growing applied physics field that uses naturally-occurring background radiation to image the contents of complex shielded structures. In April 2017, Lynkeos was awarded a £1.6 million contract from Innovate UK to commercialise their 3D Muon Imaging System and to deploy it within the UK Nuclear Industry to characterise the contents of legacy nuclear waste containers as part of the wider decommissioning process.  This First-Of-A-Kind Deployment of Innovation follows on from a successful £4.8 million R&D project funded by Sellafield Ltd., on behalf of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority that ran from 2009 until 2016.


Brice Rea - Reader and Head of Physical Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.

Area of expertise: Glaciology and Geomorphology.

Brice's main research interests include: glacial geology, geomorphology, glaciology and longterm landscape evolution in glaciated catchments. He leads a research group working on the investigation of shallow glacigenic reservoirs (both hydrocarbons and water), currently with a focus on the North Sea. He has extensive fieldwork experience in both high latitudes (onshore and offshore) and mountain environments.


Job Thijssen - Chancellor's Fellow, The University of Edinburgh

Area of expertise: Soft Matter Physics & Materials (including energy materials and coatings).

Job Thijssen's research focusses on the physics and application of soft materials, especially those in which interfaces are crucial and those that have potential for applications in coatings and energy materials. Examples include, but are not limited to: particle-stabilized emulsions, colloidal crystals and bijels.


Karen Turner - Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute

Area of expertise: Policy analysis of wider economic benefits of energy policy/industry developments.

Karen Turner is Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute. She has previously held academic posts at in the Economics Departments at Heriot-Watt, Stirling and Strathclyde Universities. Karen was one of six ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellows and her main research interests lie in energy and climate policy. The main focus of her current work is modelling economy-wide impacts of introducing energy efficiency enhancing and/or carbon reducing technologies such as CCS