Professor Patricia Thornley FREng
Director, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, Aston University
Professor Patricia Thornley is an international leader in assessing the sustainability of energy systems. Her work contributes to our understanding of how to best use low-carbon technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. Her particular expertise is in process design, modelling and lifecycle evaluation. Her focus is on evaluating the environmental, economic and social consequences of implementation pathways at the interface of the academic, policy and industrial communities. Her work is particularly influential in advising government on energy policy and supporting engineering deployment of low-carbon energy solutions in the UK and worldwide.