Brunel University London

Brunel University London is a dynamic British institution with over 13,000 students and over 1,000 academic staff operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. Brunel has a long history of successful bidding for European funding and of managing EU projects, and is currently coordinating 11 FP7 EU projects, 1 Horizon 2020 project and is also a partner on more than 50 other projects across a broad range of EU funding schemes, including FP7 and Horizon 2020.

Research in Brunel is focused around Brunel’s three interdisciplinary research institutes. The Institute of Energy Futures, Institute of Environment, Health and Societies and Institute for Material and Manufacturing. The current proposed research will be conducted within the Institute of Energy Futures (IEF) under the Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies Theme. The co-ordinator of this project is also the Director of the IEF and the leader of the Energy Efficient and Sustainable Energy Technologies theme. This theme also hosts the Research Councils UK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF). The Centre is funded at the level of £6.0 m form the RCUK and carries out both applied and fundamental research into energy demand reduction at all stages of the food chain in close collaboration with industry. The Centre also possesses extensive state of the art experimental and computational facilities. Other areas of strength include heat pipes, advanced refrigeration and heat recovery technologies, energy efficiency in buildings and electrical power generation from renewable sources.