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Professor William Gale

BEng; PhD

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location:Energy Building G15




Academic Background

Professor William Gale joined the University of Leeds (UoL) in 2008 and is currently the Director of the UoL Centre for Integrated Energy Research (CIER). From 2004 to 2008 he was the Executive Director of the US Federal Aviation Administration funded Air Transportation Centre of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research (ACER)/National Centre of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE). Gale holds a B.Eng. from UoL and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Gale is the author of over 150 open literature publications, a Fellow of IoM3 and a chartered engineer.

Research activities

Research students

Professor Gale is currently supervising the following research student(s):

Ruth Bush Governing low carbon socio-technical transitions - a case study of distric heating in Great Britain
Alastair Clements Modelling mercury oxidation and radiative heat transfer in oxy-coal environments
Adam Dyson Energy reduction in domestic homes using smart control systems
Charles Ikonwa Investigations into the development of an efficient wind turbine
Raymond Owhondah Optimisation of small scale low cost anaerobic digestion systems: Model based analysis
Davide Poggio Modification and experimental calibration of ADM1 for modelling the anaerobic digestion of solid wastes in demand driven applications
Fatemeh Rezazadeh Optimal integration of post-combustion CO2 capture process w ith natural gas fired combined cycle power plants
Thomas Tranter CFD investigation of water management in PEM fuel cells

Selected publications

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Martin CJ, Taylor PG, Upham P, Ghiasi G, Bale CSE, James H, Owen A, Gale WF, Slack RJ, Helmer S Energy in low carbon cities and social learning: A process for defining priority research questions with UK stakeholders. Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 10, pp.149-160. 2014.LINK
Usher PK, Lea-Langton A, Camargo - Valero MA, Gale WF, Ross AB Integrating microalgae into the Brazilian program for biodiesel production and use. Biofuels, vol. 5, pp.45-52. 2014.LINK
Bale CSE, McCullen NJ, Foxon TJ, Rucklidge AB, Gale WF Modeling diffusion of energy innovations on a heterogeneous social network and approaches to integration of real-world data. Complexity, vol. 19, pp.83-94. 2014.LINK
Bale CSE, Gale WF, McCullen NJ, Rucklidge AM, Foxon TJ Harnessing social networks for promoting adoption of energy technologies in the domestic sector. Energy Policy, vol. 63, pp.833-844. 2013.LINK
McCullen NJ, Rucklidge AM, Bale CSE, Foxon TJ, Gale WF Multiparameter Models of Innovation Diffusion on Complex Networks. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, vol. 12, pp.515-532. 2013.LINK
Hannon MJ, Foxon TJ, Gale WF The co-evolutionary relationship between Energy Service Companies and the UK energy system: Implications for a low-carbon transition. Energy Policy, vol. 61, pp.1031-1045. 2013.LINK
Bale CSE, Foxon TJ, Hannon MJ, Gale WF Strategic energy planning within local authorities in the UK: A study of the city of Leeds. Energy Policy, vol. 48, pp.242-251. 2012.LINK

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