The new £12.5 million Energy Building has been officially opened.
The launch was attended by industry and regional government representatives, alumni, sponsors and University staff.
Speakers at the launch included:
- Ambassador Richard H Jones from the International Energy Agency
- Jason Green, Head of the RCUK Energy Programme
- Mike Farley from Doosan Babcock, an energy services company
- Professor William Gale from the Faculty of Engineering
The Energy Building brings together under one roof the re-branded Energy Research Institute, the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research, the Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative and the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies. It will serve as a physical hub for collaboration in energy research and innovation extending beyond the campus.
The Building houses 150 staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering and provides a space for collaboration between the Schools of Engineering, Earth and Environment, the Institute for Transport Studies, and other schools.
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