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The ERA Net-Zero Heroes webinar series will feature speakers from academia, industry and our PhD student cohort

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These webinars are for students, academics and professional services staff who are interested in finding out about the latest research, innovation and commercial developments in green energy.

Webinar 1: The Big Ideas, 25th February

The first of our webinars was delivered by ERA's Director, Professor Martin Freer of the University of Birmingham. Martin discussed ERA's ambitious plans to put the Midlands at the forefront of energy innovation, known as 'The Big Ideas'.

ERA's exciting Big Ideas have the potential to create thousands of new jobs in the Midlands and bring in investment of over £1.5 billion, helping to stimulate the post-COVID-19 recovery and supporting the levelling-up of the Midlands.

Hosting and chairing the session was Cranfield PhD student Tosin Adedipe, who is part of the ERA Skills programme.

Watch the video for this webinar here

Webinar 2: Decarbonising Energy and Transport, Thurs 25th March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

At this, our second webinar, Adam Morton, Head of Environmental Technology at Rolls Royce will be presenting on the parallels between decarbonising energy and transport and Monica Giulietti Loughborough University will be exploring the estimation of marginal emission factors.

Chair: Gina Jeerh (University of Warwick)

Register here for this webinar

Webinar 3: Research Fellowships with the EPSRC and Royal Academy of Engineering

This event, part of the ERA 'Net Zero Heroes Seminar Series' provides an introduction to Postdoctoral Fellowships. It offers an opportunity for researchers to develop their independence, and provide an opportunity for early career researchers to obtain research funding in their own right.

This workshop will provide an overview of two of the major funders of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the UK, the EPSRC who hold a range of Research Fellowships, including on in Energy, and the Royal Academy of Engineering who offers Research Fellowships each year to outstanding early-career researchers to support them to become future research leaders in engineering.

More information and registration here

About our speakers

Webinar 1: The Energy Research Accelerator's Big Ideas, Thursday 25th February, 12pm  - 1pm
Professor Martin Freer
Martin Freer

Professor Martin Freer is head of Nuclear Physics, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research at the University of Birmingham. In 2015 he co-led the Birmingham Energy Institute Commission, chaired by Lord Teverson, examining "Doing Cold Smarter", and in 2012 he led the Policy Commission, chaired by Lord Hunt, on the "Future of Nuclear Energy in the UK". He established the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research in 2010. His main research area is the study of the structure of light nuclei, using nuclear reactions. This research is performed at international facilities worldwide. In addition, he is actively engaged in promoting research and educational programmes to support the UK’s investment in nuclear power generation. He received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize, Humboldt Foundation, Germany in 2004 and the Rutherford Medal (IoP) in 2010.

Webinar 2: Decarbonising Energy and Transport, Thurs 25th March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

At this, our second webinar, Adam Morton, Head of Environmental Technology at Rolls Royce will be presenting on the parallels between decarbonising energy and transport and Monica Giulietti Loughborough University will be exploring the estimation of marginal emission factors.

Adam Morton, Rolls-Royce

 Adam is responsible for guiding the group’s investments in new environmental and energy technologies.

Adam established Rolls-Royce’s multi-disciplinary Low Carbon Technology unit in 2007 with responsibility for identifying and evaluating renewable and clean-tech opportunities across the group. Here he was responsible for driving Rolls-Royce’s technology development in tidal energy, offshore wind and CCS interests.

Prior experience includes international energy project development and M&A with US firm Mirant Corp and energy sector and management consultancy with Mott MacDonald and Ewbank Preece.

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Professor Monica Giulietti, Loughborough University

Monica Giulietti is Professor of Microeconomics and Head of the Economics Discipline Group at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.

She is an associate fellow of the Energy Policy Research Group, Cambridge University and of the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia. She is a research fellow of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). She has been a member of Department of Energy and Climate Change panel of technical experts for the Electricity Market Reform.

Before joining Loughborough she has worked at the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham, Aston and Exeter. Her research focuses on competition and regulation in wholesale and retail energy markets, energy consumers’ behaviour and business models for decentralised energy storage.

She has conducted research for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Energy Retail Association, Platts and Western Power Distribution and has received funding from the ESRC, EPSRC, UKERC and the Levehulme Trust. Her research has been published in international peer- reviewed journals such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Energy Journal, Energy Economics and Energy Policy.

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Chair: Gina Jeerh (University of Warwick)

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Our webinar programme is being finalised. Details about our future webinars will also be posted on this page. If you would like to join our mailing list, please email Joanna.Clayphan@era.ac.uk

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