Dr Maria Sharmina PhD, FHEA


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Dr Maria Sharmina is Reader in Energy and Sustainability at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Engineering. She is currently seconded as a Senior Academic Advisor with the Government Office for Science and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working on the Net Zero Foresight project. She is a Co-Director at Policy@Manchester, the University's sector-leading policy engagement institute. Maria is a member of the Programme Advisory Board for the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Digital Economy Theme, and a member of the Sustainable Robotics Committee at the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Previously, she was a member of the University Senate, Deputy Director of Research with responsibility for Research Environment in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, and a visiting fellow at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute.

Maria is the University of Manchester Principal Investigator on the UKRI £8m Energy Revolution Consortium, leading the work on innovative business models for the energy sector. She is also developing new business models for her UKRI-funded projects on sustainable food systems, single-use plastics and digital solutions based on environmental and other datasets.

She completed her PhD within the Tyndall Centre. Her educational background is in economics and statistics.

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