University Lecturer in Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure
Jonathan Cullen is interested in taking PhD students.
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Jonathan is a University Lecturer in Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College where he chairs the Environment Committee.
Jonathan studied Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Canterbury (NZ), and after 5 years working in industry and 5 years development work in Peru, moved to Cambridge for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development. Jonathan then completed a PhD with the title Engineering fundamentals of energy efficiency before taking up the role of Research Associate for the WellMet2050 research programme, exploring all options to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the production of steel and aluminium goods.
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Jonathan's research interests include whole energy systems, energy and material demand reduction and low-carbon energy technologies.
Jonathan's energy research aims to characterise physical efficiency limits for energy devices, systems and services and provide a consistent frameworks for evaluating energy demand reduction options and emissions abatement strategies.
Jonathan also works on novel material efficiency options for reducing demand for energy intensive materials as an alternative carbon abatement strategy for industry. This work is described in the book, Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open (available for free download).
Allwood JM, Cullen JM, McBrien M., Milford RL, Carruth MA, Patel ACH, Cooper DR, Moynihan M (2011) Sustainable Materials: with both eyes open. 384 pages. UIT Cambridge, England. ISBN 978-1-906860-05-9
Cullen, JM and Allwood, JM and Bambach, MD (2012) Mapping the global flow of steel: from steelmaking to end-use goods. Environ Sci Technol, 46. pp. 13048-13055
Cullen, JM and Allwood, JM and Borgstein, EH (2011) Reducing energy demand: what are the practical limits? Environ Sci Technol, 45. pp. 1711-1718
Cullen, JM and Allwood, JM (2010) The efficient use of energy: tracing the global flow of energy from fuel to service.Energy Policy, 38. pp. 75-81. ISSN 0301-4215