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Position: Associate Professor

Organisation: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey

Bio: Dr Michael Short is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey and Sustainability Fellow in the Institute for Sustainability. He is an expert in process modelling, optimisation, and control, with a track-record of developing open-source code and algorithms for decision-making across system scales for policy, design, and operation in the energy and chemicals sectors. He currently leads a £1.7m AI for Net-Zero project on using AI to increase flexibility of biogas (EP/Y005600/1) and is Co-I and digitalisation lead for the new £5m Supergen Bioenergy Impact Hub. His work has received funding from British Council, EPSRC, BBSRC, CAPES (Brazil), NRF (South Africa), and industry.

He received his B.Sc. (2011) and Ph.D. (2017) from the University of Cape Town in South Africa in chemical engineering. After being awarded his PhD, Dr Short spent 2 years working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University with Prof. Larry Biegler developing open-source software package for kinetic parameter estimation from spectra for use in drug development. Michael has worked on projects involving companies such as Eli Lilly, DIREK Ltd, Future Biogas, Engie, Siemens-PSE, and Scottish Gas Networks, and leads a group of 8 PhD students and 2 postdocs. Dr Short is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Water Process Engineering and Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability was a 2021 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Commercialisation Fellow, is an Associate Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, and an Associate Member of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence.

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