Meet the Team
          • Mohamed Pourkashanian

            General Secretary

          • Professor Pourkashanian is the General Secretary of IFRF, Head of Energy-2050 at the University of Sheffield, and is the Executive Director of PACT UK. He holds a chair in Energy Engineering and has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology and received a substantial sum of grants from EPSRC, EU, NATO, and industry.

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          • Greg Kelsall


          • Greg has over 30-years’ experience in the energy industry with specialist knowledge in clean energy systems.  He is Principal Associate to the IEA Clean Coal Centre and Visiting Professor in Low Carbon Energy Systems at the University of Sheffield. His industrial experience includes fuel flexible gas turbines, CCS, fuel cells and renewables.

            Greg says “I have masters degree in Chemical Engineering and am the son of an underground colliery fitter.  So overall, I believe I have a firm grounding in the more traditional topic areas of the IFRF, but with the skill-set and knowledge to encompass the exciting new areas of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, waste and biomass, together with fuel conversion technologies such as fuel cells”

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          • Patrick Lavery

            Combustion Industry News Editor

          • Patrick is an experienced asset management consultant, environmental engineer, technical writer and economist with 15 years’ experience across the water, power, defence, urban development and transport sectors. Patrick is IFRF’s Combustion Industry News Analyst and also writes for the IFRF Blog. Prior to this Patrick was a student with IFRF under the EuroFlam Programme.

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