Prof. John Oakey
Prof. John Oakey
PACT Board Member and Manager of PACT Cranfield facilities (Cranfield University)
Professor John Oakey, is member of PACT executive board representing Cranfield University and manager of PACT satellite Facilities at the University. He is also the Head of the Centre for Energy and Resource Technology has been engaged in energy research for over 30 years and has led a range of UK and international projects, including COST 538 - High Temperature Plant Life Extension (involving >50 EU organisations including major industries), UK-US Advanced Materials Collaboration (involving EON, RWE, Doosan Power, Tata Steel, Siemens, Alstom, Howmet, etc), UK-China Gas turbine applications on UCG and waste gases (with Siemens and Alstom), UK-China Biomass co-firing (with RWE, Doosan Power and EON), etc. Cranfield is also involved in a range of industry-led projects, such as TSB Aspect (led by EON), EU FP7 H2-IGCC (led by the European Turbine Network and involving Siemens, Vattenfall, EON, Ansaldo, ENEL, GDF Suez, etc), EU FP7 NextGenPower (led by KEMA and involving Doosan Power, Alstom, EON, Skoda, etc). In the area of CCS, John's Centre operates a broad researchprogramme with major funding from EPSRC, TSB and the EC, as well as direct industrial support. John represents the University Sector on the UK's Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum, chairs the Energy Materials group of the EUMAT European Technology Platform and provides expert advice on a range of energy issues to the UK Government and the EC.
Research at Cranfield encompasses a wide range of energy-related areas, including: combustion and gasification of fossil and related fuels, gas turbine performance, materials and coatings, bioenergy and energy from waste, process modelling and intensification, CO2 capture and transport (post- combustion, oxy-combustion, Ca/chemical looping, membranes, pipeline integrity/materials, etc), offshore marine (wind and wave/tidal) and biofuels, as well as related issues such as environmental impact, risk and reliability, policy support, etc.