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William Gale

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School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds

Professor William Gale joined the University of Leeds in 2008 and until recently was the Director of the Centre for Integrated Energy Research (CIER). Gale founded CIER in 2010 with the vision of achieving a virtuous circle between technological and policy interventions in the energy system. He was formerly the Director of the Energy Research Institute at the University of Leeds. Prior to joining the University of Leeds, he was the Executive Director of the US Federal Aviation Administration funded Air Transportation Centre of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER)/National Centre of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE). ACER/RITE brought together 7 universities and 40 industry partners to focus on solutions to environmental challenges, with a £10M Federal Budget, matched 1:1 by industry.

Professor Gale is the author around 200 open literature publications (around 100 journal papers and around 100 other publications) and the editor of two books. He was the editor and lead author of the extensively revised and expanded 8th Edition of Smithells Metals Reference Book, Elsevier and ASM International, 2004. He has received a number of best paper awards.  His funding track record includes around £26M of funding from government (EU; EPSRC; US Federal agencies, such as NSF, NASA, US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration), industry (e.g. Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell, Thermasys, General Atomics) and other bodies (e.g. Royal Society, industry foundations). He has extensive experience as a PI leading highly interdisciplinary teams.

Decarbonisation of the steel industry


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