Prof. John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Advisor
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Professor John Loughhead OBE  FREng FTSE  is  the Chief Scientific Advisor  at the Department Of Energy  and Climate Change.  The Chief Scientific Advisor’s role is to ensure that the Department’s policies and operations, and its contributions to wider Government issues, are underpinned by the best science and engineering advice available. It is a cross-cutting role working alongside all the Groups.

He was previously Vice-President of the Alstom group.

He has been active in energy systems research for over 30 years, developing new generation, conversion and system technologies, and has extensive interactions with UK and international Government bodies on energy policy and technology development. He was a member of the EPSRC Council and is presently the UK-China Science Focal Point for Energy and Renewables and a member of the European Energy Research Alliance Executive Committee.



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