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Paul Shearing

Statutory Professor in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Director of The ZERO Institute

Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies



Paul Shearing is Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science and Director of the ZERO Institute at Oxford University. He holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies. As Director of The ZERO Institute, he will help to shape ZERO’s ethos, strategy, networks, research and teaching programmes.


Research Interests

Paul's research interests cover a broad range of electrochemical engineering themes with a particular interest in the characterisation and understanding of materials for batteries, fuel cells and other zero carbon energy applications. He was a founding investigator of The Faraday Institution, the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, where he leads the LiSTAR and Safebatt research programmes. He is a major user of synchrotron and neutron facilities, and founded the UK STFC Global Challenge network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices.


Research Groups

Current Projects

  • STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Energy Devices 
  • Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies (Royal Academy of Engineering)