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We are delighted to announce our new Professor in Practice

Our congratulations to Dr Andrew Crossland FEI, who has been appointed as an Associate Professor in Practice with the Durham Energy Institute commencing on 1st January 2024.
Andrew Crossland

The path to a Just Transition

Last week, academics, government leaders and industry experts from across the energy sector gathered in Durham City for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of energy and how to ensure a just transition to a cleaner future. This event brought together speakers from finance, policy, technology and advocacy backgrounds to share their insights on the policies and finance needed to achieve a Just Transition.
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Lumiere lights up our ground-breaking research

This week sees the return of Lumiere, the dazzling light art event hosted in Durham bi-annually. This year’s event includes three installations drawing on some of our ground-breaking research.
Night time image from Lumiere 2021 showing the Ogden building with colourful abstract images projected onto one side

Professor Jon Gluyas elected Honorary Fellow of Geological Society of India

Congratulations to Professor Jon Gluyas who has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of India.
Professor Jon Gluyas with white hair, beard and glasses stands in front of an old wooden door in red and black academic robes.

UK Approves Controversial New North Sea Oil Field, Outraging Climate Activists

DEI fellow Professor Gavin Bridge from our Department of Geography has co-authored an article in The Conversation which claims that Rosebank shows the UK’s offshore oil regulator no longer serves the public good.
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Scientists Invent Solar Cell to Smooth Out Nature's Power Fluctuations

Professor Chris Groves, of our Department of Engineering, has led a national research team to design solar cells with efficiency that improves as the amount of sunlight reduces.
Close up of a solar panel

New Interim Director for the Durham Energy Institute

We welcome Simone Abram, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, as the Interim Director of the Durham Energy Institute. She took up this post on 1st September 2023. She became a Co-director of DEI in 2015 and active member of the Executive Team.
Simone Abram

Durham leads new £21.3m research hub to decarbonise UK maritime sector

We’ve been chosen to lead a new £21.3m national research partnership focussed on decarbonising the UK maritime sector.
Aerial view of a container ship being guided by tug boats on a blue ocean

Professor Jon Gluyas elected President-designate of The Geological Society

Congratulations to Professor Jon Gluyas who has been elected as President-designate of the world’s oldest geological society.
Professor Jon Gluyas with white hair, beard and glasses stands in front of an old wooden door in red and black academic robes.

Award success for research paper: The principles of helium exploitation

This award-winning research paper was co-authored by Jon Gluyas, Director of the Durham Energy Institute. It was published online in February 2022 by Earthdoc, the online Geoscience database and in 2023 it received the Norman Falcon Award for Best Paper in Petroleum Geoscience.
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Re-energising Ukraine - opportunities and possibilities

Professor Jon Gluyas, from the Durham Energy Institute, spoke at the Invest4Ukraine Forum, which took place in London this June. The Invest4Ukraine Forum highlights the opportunities available to invest in Ukrainian entrepreneurs and funds. Here Jon shares his analysis of the opportunities and possibilities for re-energizing Ukraine’s energy system.
An image of Professor Jon Gluyas

Funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT

Recruitment to funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT are now open until the 12th July 2023. Durham University is a partner and Scholarships are available for students to be based in Durham, as well as the other partner institutions. PhDs should focus on Offshore Wind and the Environment.
PhD students at Aura