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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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Jonathan Nixon is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Biomass Engineering & Materials Science
Pyrolysis Engineering & Materials Science
Exergy Engineering & Materials Science
Electricity Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Power plants Engineering & Materials Science
Anaerobic digestion Engineering & Materials Science
Potential energy Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 396 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 16 Article

Assessment of energy potential of date palm residues in Khairpur district, Pakistan

Kumar, S., Harijan, K., Jeguirim, M., Nixon, J. & Soomro, M. I., 15 May 2019, In : Biofuels. (In-press), p. (In-press) 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Potential energy
potential energy
pruning
fruit
Fruits
7 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

A life cycle assessment of options for producing synthetic fuel via pyrolysis

Vienescu, D. N., Wang, J., Le-Gresley, A. & Nixon, J., Feb 2018, In : Bioresource Technology. 249, p. 626-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Synthetic fuels
pyrolysis
Life cycle
Pyrolysis
life cycle
6 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility Practices of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Dey, P. K., Petridis, N. E., Petridis, K., Malesios, C., Nixon, J. & Ghosh, S. K., 10 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 195, p. 687-702 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
small and medium-sized enterprise
Environmental management
environmental management
Industry
variance analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling and evaluating a solar pyrolysis system

Sánchez, M., Clifford, B. & Nixon, J., Feb 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 116, p. 630-638 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pyrolysis
Biofuels
Solar energy
Quality control
Biomass
10 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
File
Recovery
Refuse incinerators
Ashes
Waste management
Gasification

Activities 2014 2017

Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Jonathan Nixon (Keynote Speaker)
1 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Kingston University

Jonathan Nixon (Visiting lecturer)
2016 → …

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Multidisciplinary Issues of Wind Turbines in Cold Environments

Jonathan Nixon (Co-organiser)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Prizes

Outstanding Reviewer – Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence

Jonathan Nixon (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)