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Nigel Brandon

Nigel Brandon

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE FREng FRS


Elected: 2021


Nigel Brandon is an electrochemical engineer who has spent his career working on the science, engineering and technology of electrochemical devices for the low carbon energy transition, in particular fuel cells, flow batteries and electrolysers.   He holds an engineering degree and PhD from Imperial College London, to which he returned as an academic in 1998 following a 14 year research career with BP and Rolls-Royce, and where he now holds the Chair in Sustainable Development in Energy.  He is a founder of Ceres Power, a UK company developing fuel cell and electrolyser technology based around a unique metal-supported solid oxide cell technology, and a founder of RFC Power, a UK company developing a novel liquid-gas flow battery to store renewable power.

He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2007 for his contribution to fuel cell engineering, and made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008.  He was awarded an OBE in 2011 for his services to UK-China science in the field of energy and climate change.

Professional positions

Chair, Sustainable Development in Energy and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Engineering
    • Engineering, chemical, Materials science (incl materials engineering)
  • Other
    • Other interests


Energy transition

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