Professor Phil Taylor
Job Title: Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of SAgE Faculty, Head of the School of Engineering, Director EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), Siemens Professor of Energy Systems
Department: Newcastle University – School of Engineering
Role in project: Project Coordinator
Short bio: Professor Phil Taylor is Head of Engineering at Newcastle University, Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and Siemens Professor of Energy Systems.
He is a leading researcher on the Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids project funded by the EPSRC that is working with multiple academic and industrial partners. The project aims to develop an integrated, cost-effective approach to deploying energy storage technology.
He is an industrial expert in energy systems, electrical distribution networks, smart grids and energy storage integration and control. He is a member of the RCUK scientific advisory committee on energy, and a non‐executive Director of Northern PowerGrid. Professor Taylor is an active member of the EC ETP on Smart Grids, and also works as a scientific advisor on energy to Singapore, US, Dutch, Norwegian, and Estonian governments. He also leads five year collaboration with Skoltech and MIT on energy systems.
Phil and his research team are behind the smart grid lab in collaboration with Siemens, and energy storage test bed facility at NU. Both located at Science Central. NU researchers at these unique facilities are working with industry to pave the way for the UK’s future as an international leader in energy storage.