When did you join PNDC and what does your role involve?
I joined PNDC in May 2022, as part of the Whole Energy Systems team. My specific area of focus is low carbon heat – a real hot topic at present (no pun intended!) and an absolutely crucial aspect of the net zero transition. I am also involved in a number of other projects which focus on multi-vector integration and hydrogen. The upcoming expansion of PNDC’s facilities to include heat and hydrogen labs means it should be a really exciting few years ahead, and I’m looking forward to being part of it.
What was your background before joining PNDC?
I joined PNDC from Heriot-Watt University, where I spent 3 years working as part of the EnergyREV consortium on barriers to upscaling of local energy systems. Before that I worked for an engineering consultancy in Glasgow, specialising in energy systems modelling and design.
What do you enjoy most about working at PNDC?
I enjoy the combination of academic research with more industry-facing project work. It’s part of what makes PNDC unique and leads to some really interesting and varied work. There’s such a range of backgrounds and specialties here, so it’s a very interesting working environment. And they’re a pretty friendly bunch, which helps too.
What can we find you doing in your spare time?
If I’m not running around after my two-year-old son, then chances are I’m out riding my bike(s) in the hills north of Glasgow or further afield.
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