Director of Research in the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge
Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design
Research group: Applied Mechanics
Telephone: +44 1223 3 32731
I am Director of the Centre for Climate Repair as well as Director of Research for Cambridge Zero.
See www.climaterepair.cam.ac.uk for information on research projects with which I am involved.
Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering at Girton College.
I supported the effort in Covid-19 by serving on the:
- Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) Environmental Modelling Group and Transmission Working Group for SARS-CoV-2
- Royal Society Rapid Assistance for Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) team
- Independent High-Risk Aerosol Generating Procedures Panel
- DCMS Events Research Programme Science Board
- DCMS Venues Steering Group
I serve on the WHO High-Level Expert Group on COVID-19 and was one of the authors for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) guidance on emerging from lockdown. I support the work of the Royal Academy of Engineering Policy Centre on Infection Resilient Buildings.
I was appointed by the UNFCCC Supervisory Body to be included on the Roster of Experts and serve as a Methodologies Expert.
Before taking up the positions as Director of the Centre for Climate Repair I was Director of the Royal Institution and prior to that CEO of Breathing Buildings Ltd, a leading technology company pioneering hybrid ventilation systems. Prior to founding Breathing Buildings in 2006 I was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, undertook a number of business strategy roles in the private sector, and from 1995 to 1997 was a Faculty Member at Stanford University leading the Geothermal Research Program.
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