Energy

Energy

A shining beacon in energy

The University of Liverpool has long-established, multidisciplinary research teams advancing knowledge and delivering applications in the energy research field. Our expertise includes generation and delivery technologies, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing waste, and modelling how environmental changes induced by climate change impact on energy generation.

Our work is safeguarding health, contributing to economic growth, and securing the future availability of clean and affordable energy for populations locally, nationally and internationally.

Energy technologies evolve in a way that will influence how future society operates. Supported by the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, N-STAR (Nuclear Science, Technology and Applied Research), and Sensor City we are developing new options for the generation, delivery and storage of energy.

Energy is both a technological and societal issue. In addition to addressing technological challenges, we also address the impacts, both environmental and societal, of future energy technologies with the National Oceanography Centre, the Risk Institute and the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy.

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Research Activities

climate change and energy

UK coastline energy infrastructure

The ARCoES (Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply) project looks to frame the challenges facing coastal energy production from sea level rise and storms.

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Catalysing the world of artificial photosynthesis

We are pushing the boundaries of new materials to recreate the natural magic of photosynthesis at the industrial scales needed to dramatically reduce demand for fossil fuels.

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Benefits of the Digital Twin

We are building on the success of using the ‘digital twin’ in the aerospace industry, and bringing it to a new generation of nuclear power stations.

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The Liverpool Advantage: Facilities and Collaborations

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Nuclear Science and Technology Applied Research

Nuclear Science and Technology Applied Research (N-STAR) forms a hub of research that is distributed across a number of schools across the University of Liverpool.

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The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy (SIRE)

A specialist energy materials research institute, SIRE aims to transform the future of energy generation, storage, transmission and energy efficiency.

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Sensor City

A technical innovation centre and University Enterprise Zone, Sensor City fosters the creation, development, production and promotion of cutting edge sensor technologies for use in a wide range of sectors.

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Meet some of our leading academics in energy research:

Karl Whittle

Karl Whittle

Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Laurence Hardwick

Laurence Hardwick

Director of The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy

Joseph Spencer

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Andy Plater

Andy Plater

Professor, Department of Geography and Planning

Bruno Merk

Bruno Merk

NNL/RAEng Research Chair in Computational Modelling for Nuclear Engineering

James Bradley

James Bradley

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Matt Fulton

Matt Fulton

Research Associate, Department of Geography and Planning

Ken Durose

Ken Durose

The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy

Nigel Bruce

Nigel Bruce

Reader (Clinical) and Consultant in Public Health

Matthew Rosseinsky

Matthew Rosseinsky

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Jon Major

Jon Major

Department of Physics

Mavluda Sattorova

Mavluda Sattorova

Senior Lecturer, Law