Professor Fogwill is Pro-Vice Chancellor at Cranfield University, and Head of School for Water, Energy and the Environment, where he leads a dynamic team of over 220 academic and support staff who are leading transformative research crucial to global net zero carbon ambitions. A leader in climate science and applied low carbon energy solutions Professor Fogwill has led promgrammes that have driven the development of new technologies which aim to reduce CO2 emissions through innovation in smart local energy systems, renewables and the pioneering production, storage and use of hydrogen. Professor Fogwill has helped drive some of the most innovative low-carbon ‘at scale’ smart energy demonstration projects in Europe, the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND), HyDeploy, HyDEX and Zero Carbon Rugley, with partners including Siemens, ENGIE, BEIS, Toyota, Uniper, Cadent, Centrica and networks such as Midlands Innovation’s Energy Research Accelerator. These multimillion-pound projects are leading the UK’s ambitions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. These programmes also demonstrate how multi-disciplinary research with commercial partners and national and international stakeholders can make a truly global impact on energy use, decarbonisation and sustainability.
Furthermore, as an internationally leading climate scientist and Earth Systems Modeller Professor Fogwill is also an Adjunct Professor at UNSW Australia. His core academic research straddles the traditional divides between glaciology, geochemistry and climate system modelling and has been instrumental in defining the linkages between the Earth’s great ice sheets, climate and global sea level during the Anthropocene. His work in this field has provided critical insights that have enabled Fogwill and his collaborators to improve future projections of our global commitment to sea level rise due to anthropogenic warming, reducing uncertainty and helping inform on one of the key socioeconomic impacts of climate change. Key to this is his leadership of within groups such as ANTCLIM21 climate projection network, and the PRECISE Network which he leads, a network dedicated to improved projections of sea level rise across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which links Australian, New Zealand, Chinese, Bangladesh and Japanese researchers to reduce uncertainty in sea level projections.