Personal profile

Biography

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.

Research:

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

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Research Output 2010 2018

1 Citations

Energy recovery from waste in India: An evidence-based analysis

Nixon, J., Dey, P. & Ghosh, S. Jun 2017 In : Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 21, p. 23-32 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Refuse incinerators
Ashes
Waste management
Gasification
Waste disposal

Modelling and evaluating a solar pyrolysis system

Sánchez, M., Clifford, B. & Nixon, J. 7 Oct 2017 In : Renewable Energy. 116, p. 630-638 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrolysis
Biofuels
Solar energy
Quality control
Biomass

Construction and Experimental Study of an Elevation Linear Fresnel Reflector

Nixon, J. D. & Davies, P. A. 1 Jun 2016 In : Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 138, 3, 10 p., 031001

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperature
Heat losses
Heat transfer
Fluids
Experiments
1 Citations

Designing and optimising anaerobic digestion systems: A multi-objective non-linear goal programming approach

Nixon, J. D. 29 Aug 2016 In : Energy. 114, p. 814-822 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anaerobic digestion
Temperature
Nonlinear programming
Electricity
Hydraulics
4 Citations

A multi-criteria analysis of options for energy recovery from municipal solid waste in India and the UK

Yap, H. Y. & Nixon, J. D. 1 Dec 2015 In : Waste Management. 46, p. 265-271 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy
methodology
incineration
municipal solid waste
digestion

Activities 2014 2017

Newton Fund Panel Reviewer

Nixon, J. (Reviewer)
2016

Activity: Reviewer of proposals for funding

Kingston University

Nixon, J. (Visiting lecturer)
2016 → …

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Nixon, J. (Keynote Speaker)
1 Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Prizes

Outstanding Reviewer – Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence

Jonathan Nixon (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)