Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Abhishek Asthana is the Director of Hallam Energy, the energy research group at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). In 2009, he co-founded Hallam Energy and has since led and delivered 67 projects of industrial energy research and consultancy. He has won £9.1 million external funding, co-authored 39 scientific papers and 1 book, invented 4 patents and developed 5 commercial software packages. He is the course director for BEng Energy Engineering and MEng and BEng Chemical Engineering programs at the university. In 2015, he established a Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy to train PhD students conducting energy research. The DTA has now grown to 120 PhD students and 180 Supervisors across 15 British Universities in the University Alliance, UK, and Abhishek is currently its Deputy Director. He also recently led the alliance to success in winning €6.5 Million funding from the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND to further expand the DTA program. Abhishek is a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals and the International Energy Agency (IEA).