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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
  • Project Management
  • Entreprenuership and Innovation


  • 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.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 5.


Dansoh, Cliff (2015) The viability of renewable energy and energy storage as the power source for municipal- scale reverse osmosis desalination. Desalination and Water Treatment, 55(11), pp. 3064-3090. ISSN (print) 1944-3994

Dansoh, C. (2014) The viability of hydrogen storage to supplement renewable energy when used to power municipal scale reverse osmosis plant. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(24), pp. 12676-12689. ISSN (print) 0360-3199

Book Section

Dansoh, Clifford (2015) The viability of renewable energy and energy storage as the power source for municipal scale reverse osmosis desalination. In: Baawain, Mahad , Choudri, B.S. , Ahmed, Mushtaque and Purnama, Anton, (eds.) Recent progress in desalination, environmental and marine outfall systems. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. pp. 139-155. ISBN 9783319191225

Dansoh, Clifford (2013) The viability of renewable energy and energy storage for the provision of power to operate reverse osmosis desalination facilities. In: World Wind Energy Association, (ed.) Wind Energy International 2014/2015. Bonn, Germany : World Wind Energy Association. pp. 369-391. ISBN 9783940683076

Conference or Workshop Item

Dansoh, Cliff (2018) Adding realism to the subject. In: Simply Better : Researching Assessment Practices – Improving Student Outcomes; 13 Sep 2018, Southampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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