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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Professor Jon Gluyas appointed new Executive Director for DEI

(7 March 2017)

Durham Energy Institute is pleased to announce that Professor Jon Gluyas has been appointed DEI Executive Director effective 1 April 2017. Jon has been a key part of the Institute’s development since its inception in 2009 and has had a leading role in strengthening our policy and engagement work through the DEI Policy Expert Group.

Professor Gluyas is a leading figure in UK Geo-Energy Research and was appointed as the first UK Chair in Carbon Capture and Storage – a position which was funded jointly by DONG Energy and Ikon Science. He has extensive experience of leading interdisciplinary research in both industry and university environments, as well as bringing research to market.


Prior to joining Durham University in 2009 Professor Gluyas worked in the petroleum industry for 28 years and has experience working within teams within large multi-national companies and also in smaller companies, several of which he co-founded. Professor Gluyas is based in Durham University’s Earth Sciences Department and Centre for Geo-Energy. His research interests include carbon capture and geostorage, geothermal energy, sediment diagenesis and reservoir quality prediction, and petroleum production geosciences. He also currently holds the post of Dean of Knowledge Exchange at Durham University to encourage and facilitate a closer understanding and joint working between universities and external organisations.


Professor Gluyas said:

“I am delighted to take up the post of Director for the Durham Energy Institute at Durham University. 


I have seen the institute develop from an initial concept in 2007 into the formidable research organisation it is today - testimony to the vision and leadership of previous directors, hard work of the management team, Advisory Board and of course the researchers!


I take on the Directorship of an organisation with a solid research foundation across all disciplines and in great health.


I believe the next step for the DEI is for it to develop further the impact it has in society, for the UK and beyond. Together with the management team and Advisory Board, I will ensure that the Institute’s external influence continues to grow to ensure the insights from our research and activities achieve the maximum benefit for society".


Professor Simon Hogg who currently holds the post of DEI Executive Director will take-on the leadership of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences in April 2017. He will continue to work closely with the DEI as a member of the Advisory Board and in his role as DONG Energy Chair of Renewable Energy as well as Head of School.


Professor Hogg said:

“I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the DEI for the last 3 years. I have complete confidence in the DEI team (i.e. Core Team, Fellows, Advisory Board etc) and thank them all for the support and kindness that they have shown me throughout my time as Director. I am delighted to be handing over the leadership to Professor Gluyas who, I am sure, will do an excellent job leading the Institute through the next phase of its development. I will do whatever I can to support this.”