Dr Paul Shearing is a senior lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University College London and holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. His research interests cover a broad range of electrochemical engineering themes with a particular interest in the relationship between performance and microstructure for energy materials: an area in which he has published more than 65 papers in the past 5 years.
He is a pioneer of ‘4-D Tomography’ as recognised by the award of his RAEng Fellowship entitled ‘4-dimensional Tomography of Electrochemical Devices’ and has used most of the world's major synchrotron light sources. His work has been featured as a science highlight at Diamond, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and ESRF. He leads the UK STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices, which brings together leading international researchers from industry and academia.
In 2006, he graduated from the University of Birmingham with the top first in Chemical Engineering and in 2009 he took a PhD from Imperial College London. He is the recipient of the Salter’s Graduate Prize and the Janet Watson memorial prize for research excellence. In 2014, he was named the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Young Chemical Engineer of the Year in Academia.