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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering. Before joining Coventry University in 2016, I was a Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy Engineering at Kingston University London. I gained my PhD from Aston University whilst working on hybrid solar-biomass power plants. As a Research Fellow, I assisted in the development of pyrolysis plants for generating bio-fuels from agro-residues in India. My research has been published in several leading scientific journals (Energy, Solar Energy and Journal of Cleaner Production) and, as a guest editor, I have managed journal special issues. I am on international scientific committee panels for several international conferences and I am an external examiner for other higher education institutes. My current research projects involve the provision of energy services in the UK, India, China and Pakistan.
My research explores interdisciplinary engineering methods to advance and promote the sustainable development of renewable energy systems. By integrating energy systems modelling and optimisation methods with operations research techniques, I aim to develop cost-effective carbon reduction solutions. I have a particular interest in developing and implementing sustainable energy solutions to support economic development and social welfare in developing countries.
Areas of Expertise:
Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies
- Solar and wind energy
- Energy systems modelling and optimisation
- Waste and energy services for developing countries
- Life cycle assessment
- Computer aided engineering
- Supply chain optimisation
- Decision support systems
- Multi-criteria and multi-objective decision making
1/09/17 → …
14/01/19 → 31/03/20
Nixon, J. & Sarlak Chivaee, H., 15 Apr 2021, In: Applied Energy. 288, p. (In-Press) 116610.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Nixon, J., 1 Jan 2020, In: Renewable Energy. 145, p. 2694-2706 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)32 Downloads (Pure)
Nixon, J. & Soomro, M. I., 15 May 2019, In: Biofuels. (In-press), p. (In-press) 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)90 Downloads (Pure)
Nixon, J. D. & Gaura, E., 1 Jan 2019, Energy Access and Forced Migration. Grafham, O. (ed.). 1 ed. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, p. 156-167 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Nixon, J., Feb 2018, In: Bioresource Technology. 249, p. 626-634
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile26 Citations (Scopus)31 Downloads (Pure)
Jonathan Nixon (Advisor)2017
Jonathan Nixon (Examiner)2016 → …
Jonathan Nixon (Co-organiser)2016
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course