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Prof Patricia Thornley (BSc, DPhil, CPhys, MInstP) - personal details

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Prof Patricia Thornley

Role: Professor in Sustainable Energy systems

Tel: 0161 306-3257

Location: Pariser Building-H4
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Patricia Thornley is a chartered physicist with over 20 years experience working in bioenergy in industry and academia. She was involved with engineering implementation of many of the UKs early bioenergy plants, but is now based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. Patricia leads the 4.5 million EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, which aims to bring together industry, academia and other stakeholders to focus on the research challenges associated with delivering sustainable bioenergy systems. Her personal research interests focus on the environmental, social and economic impacts of bioenergy systems in the UK and overseas and how these can be practically managed to deliver sustainable bioenergy systems.