Professor Tim Green - Institute Director
Tim is Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and received a BSc (Eng) from Imperial College London and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University both in Electrical Engineering. Tim’s research interest is in formulating the future form of the electricity network to support low carbon futures. A particular theme is how the flexibility of power electronics and control systems can be used to accommodate new generation patterns and new types of load, such as EV charging, as part of the emerging smart grid. He also has interests in offshore DC networks and of management of low voltage networks. Tim leads the HubNet Supergen consortium of 8 UK universities coordinating research in low carbon energy networks and is the Network Champion for the Research Councils UK. He also teaches on the Energy Transmission and Systems course of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures.
Professor Anthony Kucernak - Deputy Director
Anthony is Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, and has extensive experience in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells, supercapacitors, and the design of new electrochemical techniques. His group currently studies a large number of aspects of fuel cell systems including the development of new electrocatalysts, techniques to characterise and study electrocatalysts, fuel cell electrodes, and new methods to characterise fuel cells. He is also Director of the UK Centre for Energy Storage.
Professor Graham Hughes - Director of Education
Graham is Professor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests lie in understanding the fluid mechanics governing flows in natural, industrial and built environments and its wide range of applications to problems in energy and climate. Current themes include energy efficiency of the built environment and solar thermal power generation.
He is responsible for the Energy Futures Lab Education Programmes and supports the Institute Director in the delivery of the overall Energy Futures Lab strategy and deputises for the Institute Director where appropriate.
Dr Rob Gross - Director of Policy
Dr Gross is head of the Centre of Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial College London and supports and promotes policy technology research through the Energy Futures Lab as our Director of Policy. Dr Gross has acted as an expert advisor to a number of government panels including Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and the House of Lords European Union Select Committee. He also teaches on the Energy Economics and Policy course of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures.
Dr Chris Jones - Operations Director
Chris is responsible for the effective development and delivery of programs across Energy Futures Lab. Working alongside the Directors he shares responsibility for developing strategy and delivering programs to make sure the institute is successful in their respective mission. Chris provides day-to-day Operations leadership which includes financial, facilities and team management, the scoping and delivering research programs and funding applications, and relationship management with the energy community across and beyond the college.
Dr Rebeca Santamaria-Fernandez - Corporate Partnerships Manager
Rebeca supports the development of strategic research collaborations between business and Imperial, with a particular emphasis on the cross-departmental Grand Challenges and focussed energy research programmes. In addition she coordinates Imperial’s relationship with a number of Corporate Partners, such as major oil & gas and utilities companies, seeking to maximise joint value across our activities in research, education and translation.
+44 (0)20 7594 8599
Dr Francesca Pietra - Corporate Partnerships Associate
Francesca supports the development of strategic research collaborations, between Imperial College London and its corporate partners, with a particular emphasis on research opportunities for Energy Futures Lab and the Faculty of Engineering.
+44 (0)20 7594 0726
Dr Nicholas Hylton - Research Development Manager
Nicholas is responsible for the effective management, coordination and administration of Energy Futures Lab’s research support activities. He manages internal and external relationships, workshops, symposia and strategic initiatives to foster interdisciplinary research links across the College and with outside institution.
+44 (0)20 7594 1030
Miss Victoria Ebo - Doctoral and Alumni Network Manager
Victoria is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Energy Futures Doctoral Network and the MSc Sustainable Energy Futures Alumni Network and for identifying development opportunities within each network.
+44 (0)20 7594 2620
Mr Neasan O'Neill - Communications Manager
Neasan is responsible for all communications and outreach activities for Energy Futures Lab. This includes building the institution's communications strategy, promoting success stories, creating and maintaining Energy Futures Lab's materials portfolio and managing the institution's public image.
+44 (0)20 7594 7044
Miss Linnea Luuppala - Executive Assistant
Linnea acts as PA to Director Professor Tim Green and manages the day to day administration of the Energy Futures Lab office. She also assists with external communications and events management for Energy Futures Lab, including the Public Lecture Series. In addition, Linnea coordinates the Solar Fuels Network, working alongside Professor James Durrant.
+44 (0)20 7594 5865
Mr Gavin Eves - MSc Coordinator (job share)
Gavin is responsible for administration of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures alongside Tanisha Lewis.
+44 (0)20 7594 5816
Mrs Tanisha Lewis - MSc Coordinator (job share)
Tanisha is responsible for administration of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures alongside Gavin Eves.
+44 (0)20 7594 3878
Dr Jacqueline Edge - Energy Storage Coordinator
+44 (0)20 7594 5803
Dr Zeynep Kurban - Project Manager H2FC Coordinator
Zeynep manages the H2FC Supergen Hub, which funds multidisciplinary research that seeks to evaluate, and demonstrate, the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy landscape.
+44 (0)20 7594 5850
Energy Futures Lab staff