Dr Karen FinneySenior Research Fellow - Sustainable Energy Management

    Dr Karen Finney is a senior research fellow for the Translational Energy Research Centre and Energy2050, and works within the University of Sheffield Energy Institute. She has expertise in the thermal treatments (combustion, gasification and pyrolysis) of biomass and waste; carbon capture; pollutant monitoring; gas turbines; and combined heat and power.

    At the Translational Energy Research Centre, she is the theme manager for low-carbon, sustainable energy and smart energy management; here, she is the academic operator for the gas turbines, biomass gasifier, biodiesel engine and the metal emissions monitoring laboratory.

    She has been part of various consortia to be awarded research funding totalling ~£20m. She has therefore published widely on all areas of her research, including journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, press releases, blogs, consultancy documents and even a graphic novel!

    Karen has also presented at a wide range of national and international conferences and has been involved with many outreach events. She is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Energy Institute, an invited committee member of the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group and a co-opted specialist on the IFRF Council.

    More about Karen

    Click below to read more about Karen, including her current projects, on the University of Sheffield website

    Research area

    Find out more about the equipment and research areas Karen specialises in at the Translational Energy Research Centre


    See a full list of Karen’s recent publications, and the publications from the rest of our research experts, at the link below.