Meet Some of Our Lecturers and Associates
Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Jon has vast experience of the renewable energy sector as a university professor and a Director of the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association. Jon also has a senior management and consultant role at EMEC with responsibility for a multi-disciplined team, securing and delivering multi-million-pound hydrogen projects; covering all aspects of hydrogen production, storage, logistics, and end use.
Renewable Energy Solutions
Rob is an experienced consultant, engineer and lecturer having worked in the renewable energy industry for over 30 years. Rob has also been an advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy, and currently works with the UK’s National Trust.
Alexander is a transport decarbonisation specialist with particular expertise in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. Over the last decade, he has worked with large corporations and governments worldwide to support the race to electrify transport that we are witnessing today. These efforts have given him a broad experience in strategy and policy research which he passionately shares in his lectures.
Marta is an experienced engineer and holds an MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance. Marta advises on and co-develops bankable net zero project solutions for core infrastructure companies in the UK and European markets. Marta also has experience in the European energy policy and carbon markets through her previous role in market intelligence at Bioenergy Europe.
John is a professor at Heriot-Watt University, Head of Physics and leader of thin-film materials research. He has over 40 years of experience in R&D of photovoltaic cells and is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel for a UK company developing diamond electronic devices. He is also a co-director of Power Textiles.
Colin is a professor, industry expert, and leading authority in electrical systems within the transport sector. He was awarded the CBE for services to business and renewable energy in 2018, after 47 years in the industry. Colin established Zero Carbon Futures in 2011 to support the growth of the electric vehicle industry and input into e-mobility policy.
Renewable Energy Market Trends & Finance
Paul has more than 30 years’ experience as an executive, consultant, and educator. Paul is a senior director in the Energy & Utilities Department of a leading NYC Consultancy Firm. He works with utilities, independent power and distributed energy generators, and state agencies to help plan their response to the U.S. EPA’s carbon emission targets.
Andrea Voigt - Director General European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)
Bente Tranhol Schwarz - Deputy Head Unit C2 DG Clima European Commission
Brian Davison - Lecturer Edinburgh Napier University and the Renewable Energy Institute
Douglas Prentice - Lecturer Edinburgh Napier University and the Renewable Energy Institute
Ennio Macchi - Energy Department Politecnico of Milano
Halvart Koppen - United Nations (UNEP)
Ioanna Boulouta - Management Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London
Jim Curlin - OzonAction United Nations (UNEP)
Marco Masoero - Director, Energy Department Vice President ATF Politecnico of Torino
Per Jonasson - President, European Association AREA
Peter Egolf - President, Magnetic Cooling I.I.R. Univ. West. Switzerland
Quan Li - Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh
Rajenda Shende - President, Terre Policy Centre
Robin Dickinson - Director, Green Growth International Ltd.
Shamila Nair-Bedouelle - OzonAction United Nations (UNEP)
Stephen Yurek - President, Air Conditioning Heating, Refrigeration Institute – USA
Susan Roaf - Professor, Heriot-Watt University
Tariq Muneer - Professor, Edinburgh Napier University