Our team of expert academics and dedicated professional staff help to support world-leading energy research. Find out more about their expertise below.

Executive board

  • Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian Managing Director

    Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian is the Head of Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield, the Managing Director of the Translational Energy Research Centre and the General Secretary of International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF). Click the image to learn more.

  • Melissa Ayres Head of Finance, Commerical and Partnerships

    Melissa Ayres leads on Finance, Commerical and Partnerships for the Translational Energy Research Centre. Click the image to learn more.

    Researchers and academic staff

    • Ihab Ahmed Research Associate

      As Research Associate in Future Gas Turbine Combustion, Ihab is primarily involved in the delivery of projects outputs for a UKRI-EPSRC Program grant (LITECS).

      • Spiridon Siouris Research Fellow

        As Research Fellow in Aviation Fuel and Lubricant Thermal Stability, Spiridon is involved in the development of deposition modelling capability in an industrial in-house CFD code, along with carrying out large scale fuel thermal degradation testing with a focus on Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

        • Ehsan Alborzi Research Fellow

          As Research Fellow in Aviation Fuel and Lubricant, Ehsan’s work is on research themes related to sustainable aviation fuel such as fuel compositional-properties relationships, technical suitability of aviation fuels for application in aero-engines and material compatibility.

          Professional staff

          • Matthew Jee Project Manager

            Matthew Jee is the Project Manager for the Translational Energy Research Centre and the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre. Click the image to learn more.

            • Alix Morfoisse Business Development Manager

              Alix Morfoisse is the Business Development Manager for the Translational Energy Research Centre and the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre. Click the image to learn more.

              • Dr Kris Milkowski Business Development Manager for PACT

                Kris Milkowski is the Business Development Manager for PACT, and he also manages portfolios and partnerships for other projects within the University. Click the image to learn more.

                • Rhianne Spurden Marketing & Communications Officer

                  Rhianne Spurden is the Marketing and Communications Officer for the Translational Energy Research Centre and for other Energy research at the University of Sheffield, including the Energy Institute. Click the image to learn more.

                  • Lisa Shepley Personal Assistant to Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian & Administration Officer

                    Lisa Shepley is the Personal Assistant to Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian and the Administration Officer for the Translational Energy Research Centre. Click the image to learn more.

                    • David Gains Operations Manager

                      David Gains is the Operations Manager for the Translational Energy Research Centre. Click the image to learn more.

                      • Andy Douglas Health and Safety Coordinator

                        Andy Douglas is the Health and Safety Coordinator for the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre. Click the image to learn more.

                        Technical staff

                        • Dr Gary Dunderdale Experimental Officer

                          Dr Gary Dunderdale is the Experimental Officer for SAF-IC. As Experimental Officer, Gary enables researchers to perform experiments and activities using the SAF-IC facilities.

                          • Stuart Richards Technical Team Leader

                            As Technical Team Leader, Stuart is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the rigs, equipment and laboratories for the facility, as well as leading the technical team.

                            • Andrew Delorenzi Technician

                              Andrew is a Technician with a speciality in understanding and maintaining the electrical installations and control systems.

                              • Andrew Hemstock Technician

                                As a Technician, Andrew Hemstock provides technical support to all aspects of the rigs and equipment, including maintenance, development and experimental testing to support the delivery of research projects.

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