Professor Geoffrey Hammond


Professor Emeritus Geoffrey P Hammond
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bath, UK

Professor Hammond's biography: 
Geoffrey Hammond is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, and was founder Director of the University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I•SEE). In parallel with his main post at the University of Bath, he held an Honorary Professorship in Sustainable Bioenergy at the University of Nottingham (2010-2016) in recognition of collaborative research with that institution. Professor Hammond’s research interests are mainly concerned with the technology assessment of energy (including bioenergy and biofuel) systems, industrial decarbonisation, and transition pathways to a low carbon future. Professor Hammond was co-originator of the ‘Inventory of Carbon and Energy’ (ICE), funded jointly by the Carbon Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), now widely used by practitioners for the calculation of ‘carbon footprints’ for products and in construction. He is the joint recipient of the Dufton Silver Medal, the George Stephenson Prize, and the James Watt Medal for three of these publications. He has given keynote and invited lectures internationally, including the opening keynote address at the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018) held in Hong Kong (China). He sits on the editorial boards of several archival journals that publish material in the area of energy and the environment, and was appointed as an Output Assessor on ‘Energy and Sustainability’ for the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). In 2019 he was awarded a higher doctorate degree [Doctor of Science (DSc)] by the University of Bath in recognition of his published work on sustainable energy and the environment.

Professor Hammond has also advised the UK Government’s the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Government Office for Science (GO-Science), and their independent Committee on Climate Change on issues concerned with energy and the environment – environmental footprinting, life-cycle emissions from key low carbon technologies, renewable energy systems, sustainable production, and industrial energy demand reduction. He has undertaken international consultancy assignments for Government Ministries and Industrial R&D Organisations in Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Outside the University, Professor Hammond was a member of the Environment Agency's North Wessex Area Environment Group in 1998, which advises the Agency on the range of its regulatory activities. 

Keynote title: Decarbonising Heat for Buildings and Industry — Thinking Innovatively, Evaluating Critically