Senior Scientist from the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC), Paul Freeman, will be on campus today to learn more about the research and teaching carried out here relevant to his role. He will also share his experiences about how our research can be best used to inform and influence energy and climate change policy.

Mr Freeman, who was selected through The Royal Society Pairing Scheme to match with Dr Valeska Ting, Prize Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, will tour our Chemical Engineering labs and view Flash Presentations aimed to show the inter-disciplinary reach of our energy and climate change research.

As part of the tour he will be briefed on our energy and climate change research covering new batteries technology, marine energy and solar voltaics, bioenergy, low carbon design, vehicle emissions and hydrogen storage.

Mr Freeman will present an open discussion, facilitated by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), about the value of university and policy-maker interactions, from 2.15 – 3.15pm in 1WN 2.4. All are welcome to attend.

Commenting on the visit, IPR Science Ambassador Dr Jenny Woods said:

“The IPR brings together many of the University’s research strengths, so it’s great to have Paul Freeman on campus today to learn more about how we can best use our research to help inform public policy. I look forward to finding out more about the realities of decision making in a government department and to learning more about ways in which the IPR can help shape policy.”