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Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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The Energy Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) is the University of Cambridge’s interdisciplinary research centre focussed on driving the energy transition away from fossil fuels. We support and link up over 250 Cambridge academics through a range of initiatives aimed at accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon world.

The Energy IRC aims to bring together the collective expertise of the University - from science and engineering to policy, social sciences and humanities - to tackle the grand technical and intellectual challenges that must be overcome to achieve a global transition to a zero-carbon future.

Working with research institutions, industry, funding agencies, UK and foreign government departments, benefactors, and other organisations, our mission is to support research in energy transitions in order to maximise the University of Cambridge’s impact on mitigating climate change.

Since our launch in 2011, Energy IRC has established a central role in supporting energy research across the University, fostering new connections between exciting energy research areas. In our tenth year, we continue to enhance research and education opportunities, and coordinate Cambridge-led national and international energy initiatives towards a sustainable society.

Energy IRC Contacts

General enquiries energy [at]

Dr Shafiq Ahmed, Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Research Centre sa345 [at]

Raheela Rehman, Project Officer, Interdisciplinary Research Centre rr460 [at]

Dr Lata Sahonta, Research Support Manager, Interdisciplinary Research Centre sls55 [at]

Steering Committee

Click here for further information of the Steering Committee.


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