Professor AbuBakr S. Bahaj

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Professor AbuBakr Bahaj (FICE, FRSA, MInstP, CPhys) leads the 55-strong Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton, where he completed his PhD, progressing from a researcher to a Personal Chair in Sustainable Energy.  For more than 25 years, Professor Bahaj has pioneered sustainable energy research and established the energy theme within the University. His major research programmes can be found at These include Cities and Infrastructure, Data and Modelling, Energy and Behaviour, Energy and Buildings, Energy for DevelopmentEnvironmental Impacts, Microgeneration Technologies and Renewable Energy (Solar Photovoltaics and Marine Energy).

Professor Bahaj’s work has resulted in over 270 articles, published in academic refereed journals and conference series of international standing. He founded the International Journal of Marine Energy (IJOME) which he is the Editor-in-Chief. In 2012, Prof Bahaj was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to Southampton City Council—believed to be the first such appointment in the UK and in 2014, the UK’s Science Council named him as one of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists.

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Engineering and the Environment
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