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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides a strategic overview to the project. It consists of the Management Committee plus Industrial, NGO, EPSRC and Government representatives that meet every six months for progress briefings, feedback, and discussion of future research directions.

The Management Committee oversees the research and dissemination activities, external relations, project progress against milestones, IP management, financial management etc. of the Centre and comprises:

The Board has a chair selected from outside the MC (Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE) with the Project Manager acting as secretary. In the event of disagreement among the MC, the Chair of the Board and, if need be, the entire Board will act as an impartial arbiter.

Members of the Advisory Board are ETI (Energy Technologies Institute), HPA (Heat Pumps Association), Delta EE, The Cooperative Estates, ASDA, DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), E.ON, Operational Intelligence, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), National Grid and British Gas.

The Board also has international membership: Dr. Stephen White, Energy for Buildings Manager, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship, Australia, Prof. Mario Motta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Dr. Peter Schossig, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany, who attend annually and participate electronically at other times. This has the advantages of ensuring that our approach is not too insular and of improving international dissemination.

 

Latest progress

Click here to view the latest update of the work carried out by our research team presented in our last Advisory Board in April 2017 at the University of Warwick.

Applications for Cryogenic Cooling

On the 12th October STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) will be opening it's doors to the SIRACH Network. RAL is home to many of the UK’s most advanced research facilities and supports work in a range of areas including space science and astronomy, particle physics, nanotechnology and developing new materials.

Our SIRACH event will focus on applications for cryogenic cooling and delegates will hear presentations on leading edge technologies.

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