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Dr Cliff Dansoh

Senior lecturer - Renewable Energy Engineering


I received my doctorate from the Open University for research into the potential for renewable energy and energy storage to be employed to produce potable water from seawater using reverse osmosis desalination.

In my professional career I have undertaking the role of Incubation Manager for more than twenty companies with low carbon innovations to assist in their commercialisation. The disciplines included: vertical axis wind turbines, tidal turbine platforms, solar PV-T panels, underfloor insulation; chimney draught excluders, biofuel and chemical production, carbon capture, energy from waste and sewage treatment.

I have also undertaken various technical wind turbine and both onshore and offshore wind farm assessments as well as various asset management roles within large infrastructure projects. These roles included assurance manager, operational readiness and handover manager, risk manager, standards manager and change manager. Prior to that I was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy.

Areas of specialism

  • Biomass and biofuels
  • Wind power
  • Solar power
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen
  • Microgrid technology


  • 2004 - 2012. PhD in Renewable Energy and Desalination, The Open University
  • 1998 - 2000. MSc in Environmental Engineering, Portsmouth University
  • 1990 - 1996. BSc (Hons) in applied mathematics and technology, The Open University.



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