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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Guthrie appointed Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Peter Guthrie who has been appointed Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Peter Guthrie is the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK, and was the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development from 2000 to 2016. He continues to work on various research projects.  His research is focused on the assessment of large scale projects for sustainability, resilience of infrastructure, and energy efficiency in buildings, in UK and in developing countries.

As Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Peter chairs the Operating Committees Group, and chairs the Pandemic Preparedness Panel as part of Engineering X. He is a member of the Conduct Panel, Frontiers of Engineering for Development, and a Trustee of the Panasonic Trust. 

Peter was a member and latterly Vice-Chair of DEFRA’s Scientific Advisory Council (2003-2011) and led the Waste Sub-Group. He was on the DECC Project Board for the Severn Tidal Power scheme study. He was a member of the Lead Expert Group for the Government Office of Science Foresight project on Reducing Risks of Future Disasters, and chaired the Natural Environment Research Council Programme Advisory Group on Resource Recovery from Waste.

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