Prof Patricia ThornleyBSc, DPhil, CPhys, MInstP

Professor of sustainable energy systems

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Biography

Patricia Thornley is a chartered physicist with over 20 years experience working in bioenergy in industry and academia. She was involved with engineering implementation of many of the UKs early bioenergy plants, but is now based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. Patricia leads the 4.5 million EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, which aims to bring together industry, academia and other stakeholders to focus on the research challenges associated with delivering sustainable bioenergy systems. Her personal research interests focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of bioenergy systems in the UK and overseas and how these can be practically managed to deliver sustainable bioenergy systems.

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