Theme Lead and Champion
As the hub for energy research at Imperial College London, Energy Futures Lab aims to stimulate the interchange of ideas across the College to tackle the major challenges in transforming our energy system.
We have appointed a series of Research Theme Leads and Champions to help us engage with the widest possible range of researchers and topics in the energy sector at the College. These individuals provide us with in-depth knowledge of people and work being done at the College and help formulate our strategy and activities.
Alongside this work they also help us build a sense of community within the College. They allow us to maintain Imperial’s healthy portfolio of energy research and provide us with a point of contact within their disciplines and research theme.
Dr Rob Gross - Research Theme Lead (Policy and Innovation)
Dr Rob Gross is Energy Futures Lab's Director of Policy and head of the Centre of Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial College London. Through both of these roles he supports and promotes policy technology research. He 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.
Dr Zoe Harris - Research Theme Champion (Policy and Innovation)
Dr Zoe Harris is a NERC Industrial Innovation Research Fellow in the in the Centre for Environmental Policy. Her fellowship is assessing the feasibility of using vertical farming for second generation dedicated bioenergy crops. She holds a PhD research from the University of Southampton and has worked at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Department of Transport.