12th EUROPEAN SOFC & SOE FORUM
Prof Dr Nigel Brandon OBE FREng holds the BG Chair in Sustainable Gas at Imperial College London. He is Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute and the UK SUPERGEN Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hub, and Co-Director of the UK SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub. Nigel holds a first degree in Minerals Engineering (1981) and a PhD in electrochemical engineering (1984), both from Imperial College London.
After research positions with both BP (1984–1992), and Rolls-Royce (1992–1998) where he was an inventor of the Integrated Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, he joined Imperial College as a Senior Lecturer in electrochemical engineering in 1998. In 2001 he co-founded the fuel cell company Ceres Power, acting as CEO to 2003, CTO to 2006 and Chief Scientist to 2009. Prof Dr Nigel Brandon was appointed to the Shell Chair in Sustainable Development in Energy in 2005 and the BG Chair in Sustainable Gas in 2014. From 2007 to 2011, he acted as the UK focal point with China in energy and climate change. Awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2007, he also received the ASME Francis Bacon Medal in 2014, for his contribution to fuel cell science, engineering and technology. Prof Dr Nigel Brandon leads a research group focussed on the science, engineering and technology of electrochemical devices for energy applications, with a particular focus on solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers. He holds 15 patents and published over 170 journal papers.