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Maria Sharmina

Lecturer in Energy and Project Management
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

Dr Maria Sharmina is Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, at the University of Manchester. She is a Co-Investigator on the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) funded project 'Financing community energy: lessons learned and future innovations to deliver a low-carbon future', leading the work on innovative business models for community energy. She is the University of Manchester Principal Investigator on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funded project on limiting climate change to 1.5-2°C, including through the use of circular economy in industry. Together with a colleague from the School of Computer Science, Maria is a PI on the SMART@Manchester project funded by the University of Manchester Research Institute, focusing on the use of social media analytics in the energy industry. She has worked on a range of other funded projects including: the EPSRC's Shipping in Changing Climates project; the 'Designing Sustainable Supply Chains' project sponsored by a major retailer; and, a project identifying research methods for modelling energy and water demand funded by University of Manchester Research Institute. Previously she completed her PhD within the Tyndall Centre. Her educational background is in Economics.