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About the Energy GRP

'Energy' is one of the University of Warwick’s research priorities. The University is addressing global challenges through its world-class multi-disciplinary research.

The urgent need for sustainable energy and the drastic reduction of greenhouse gases continues to be of significant global importance as demonstrated by the historic adoption of a new, legally binding global climate deal by 195 countries at the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Conference of Parties in December 2015.

This reinforces the need for sustained and substantial investment in energy research and innovation as these changes will only be achieved through technological advances and the Energy GRP at Warwick has given greater cohesion to our research activities. Warwick has core strengths in several key areas of Energy research, including: Power Electronics; Solar Energy; Thermal Energy; Energy Management; Low Carbon Transport and Energy Storage.

With a current grant portfolio of over £70m and strong links to industry and policy makers, and as a member of the Energy Research Accelerator, Warwick’s energy-related research is a truly multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral activity.

"Our vision is for Warwick to be a world-leading centre of excellence in Energy research and the Energy GRP is the vehicle for making this happen"

Energy GRP Steering Committee

The Energy GRP Steering Committee (l-r), Dr Helen Turner (MEC), Dr Rohit Bhagat, Mrs Faye Padfield, Professor David Elmes, Professor Jihong Wang, Professor Phil Mawby, Dr John Murphy, Dr Stan Shire, Dr Sam Hardy. Photograph courtesy of Claire Mackintosh/Clickers Photography Ltd

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Warwick is a member of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), a multi-faceted centre of excellence uniquely placed to deliver a step change in the nature and impact of energy research in the UK through its expertise, credibility and its foundation in the Midlands economic region. More details can be found here on the ERA website.



More detail on our Research Themes can be found here.