Professor of Sustainable Energy, Lead of the Energy and Climate Change Division, University of Southampton, UK
Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj is distinguished for his sustained leadership of technical innovations in the engineering and applications of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency over the last three decades, in the UK and internationally. He has successfully applied the engineering of renewables to alleviate environmental concerns whilst supporting the development of people addressing systems spanning the watt to megawatt scales.
Professor Bahaj established the energy theme within the University of Southampton and his major research programmes include Renewable Energy, Energy Access, Cities & Infrastructure, Buildings & Communities. His work has an h-index of 53 and resulted in over 350 articles, published in academic refereed journals and conference series of international standing.
He also held/holds visiting professorships in Sweden, China and Saudi Arabia and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technologies (FIET), Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), and the Royal Academy of Arts (FRSA). He is Co-Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Co-Chair of the Southampton Climate Commission and also leads the University of Southampton Sustainable Strategy Implementation Group.