Contact Professor Phil Hart

Areas of expertise

  • Conventional & Advanced Fuels
  • Design, Strategy & Innovation
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Fuels
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • Structures and Materials
  • Systems Engineering
  • Welding and Laser Processing


Experience Summary


·       Turn-around, Change and Growth leadership, management of companies and P&L

·       Establishing and implementation of business strategies, technology and product plans and company (re)structures

·       Experienced international multicultural company business leader and senior executive

·       Establishing partnering opportunities and developing International Joint Ventures (China, USA, Europe, Canada)


·       Renewables, Energy, Oil and Gas, Marine engineering, with more than $150M of direct funded R&D projects delivered

·       Extensive knowledge of wide ranging engineering disciplines, delivering from R&D through to commercialization

·       Extensive knowledge and experience of leading technical project and service based businesses / departments

·       Extensive experience of management of $100M+ project portfolios and project managers

·       Design and installation of engineering facilities and equipment, and practical (hands on) field experience of installation and repair of complex electro-mechanical equipment

Research opportunities

My research interests span the energy sector, with particular focus on marine energy, energy as a strategic business and energy sector development and challenges.

My particular skills relate to:

- Mechanical engineering - research, design and application

- Systems engineering - research, design and application

- Energy Strategy - development of the energy transition, energy technologies and the global energy mix

- Energy Business - strategic business issues, change management, company structures and re-structures

- Energy Trends - how the global energy sector develops, performs, and can be modelled

- Energy Projects - how they are managed, project managed and implemented

Current activities

Energy technology modelling - ways to model energy costs, including costs of emissions and detriments to the global environment

Emerging economies and their energy infrastructure development, particularly the impact of renewable energy on economies, energy systems, distribution systems and societal development

Innovation in the energy sector and how to optimise structures to support it

Life extension and monitoring of marine energy systems

Application of AI in optimisation of energy micro-grids and conurbations

Practical high temperature fluid applications within nuclear and CSP

Hydrogen (blue and green)


Hutchinson Ports

Local Governments


Department of Energy (USA)




ECB Engineering



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