Professor Stefaan Simons
Professor Simons, CEng FIChemE, is Professor of Chemical Engineering at University College London (UCL), Director of the Centre for CO2 Technology (in London) and inaugural Director of the International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) at UCL Australia. His research is focussed on low carbon energy technologies and innovations for the energy and chemicals sectors and he has particular experience in nuclear fuel reprocessing and waste disposal. In 2009 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Fellowship to develop his ideas on the open innovation of such technologies, spending time at University California, Berkeley and the University of Melbourne. Professor Simons has more than 200 publications and holds the BHP Billiton Chair of Energy Policy.