Decarbonising UK Freight Transport is made up of five research themes and a management team. The research is overseen by a Strategy Board comprised of an independent Chair, industry stakeholders and the theme leads.

Strategy board

Chris Thorne – Chair

Director, Tring Consultancy, and former CTO – Heavy Duty Vehicles at the Energy Technologies Institute

Dr Tristan Smith

Tristan Smith – Director

University College London

Professor Phil Greening

Phil Greening – Co-Director

Heriot Watt University

Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla

Nish Rehmatulla – Network Manager

University College London

Julian Allen – Lead researcher, theme 2 (maternity cover)

Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

Dan Brett – Network Link

Professor of Electrochemical Engineering, University College London

John Buckingham – Industry lead, theme 3

Chief Mechanical Engineer, BMT


Marie Cabbia Hubatova – Industry lead, theme 4

Manager – International Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

David Cebon – Lead researcher, theme 1

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge

Paolo Enrico Favino – Industry lead, theme 1

Head of Clean Maritime Growth, Maritime Environment Technology and International, Department for Transport

Dominic Hudson – Lead researcher, theme 4

Shell Professor of Ship Safety and Efficiency, University of Southampton

John Mangan – Lead researcher, theme 5

Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics, University of Newcastle

Katharine Palmer – Industry lead, theme 2

Global head of sustainability, Lloyd’s Register

Rachel Pawling – Lead researcher, theme 3

Lecturer in Ship Design, University College London

Paul Shearing – Network link

Reader in Chemical Engineering & Materials, University College London