Professor Paul Shearing


paul shearing

PhD Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development

MEng Chemical Engineering

Departmental Profile

Professor Paul Shearing

Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Department of Engineering Science


Paul Shearing holds the Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science and the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies. As director of the university’s ZERO Institute he will be involved in shaping its ethos, strategy, networks, research, and teaching programs. 

Prior to this role, he served as a Professor of Chemical Engineering at University College London. His research focuses on various aspects of electrochemical engineering, with a specific emphasis on studying and understanding materials for batteries, fuel cells, and other energy applications. He played a crucial role in establishing The Faraday Institution, an independent institute in the UK dedicated to electrochemical energy storage research, where he leads the LiSTAR and Safebatt research programs. Additionally, he is actively engaged in utilizing synchrotron and neutron facilities and established the UK STFC Global Challenge network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices.