John Loughhead

Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change


John has been active in energy research for more than 30 years, predominantly in industrial development for the electronics and electrical power industries. Before joining UKERC, John was Corporate Vice-President of Technology and Intellectual Property at Alstom’s head office in Paris. He has been a member of the EPSRC Council and of the European Advisory Group on Energy, is presently the UK-China Science Focal Point for Energy and Renewables, and a member of the European Energy Research Alliance Executive Committee. A Chartered Engineer, Professor Loughhead graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, where he also spent five years in computational fluid dynamics research. He is Past-President of the UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of both the UK and Australian national Academies of Engineering, Professor of Engineering at Cardiff University and Fellow of Queen Mary University of London.