Professor Neil J Hewitt is Ulster University’s Chair in Energy and is Research Director as well Director of the Centre for Sustainable Technologies. He is a visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is a World Renewable Energy Network “Pioneer”. He has attracted over £19M in external funding including EPSRC, EU and international sources. He has over 100 journal publications ranging from large scale power generation to heat pumps and demand side management. He is particularly focussed on heat pumps and thermal storage for domestic heat pumps and industrial heat pumps for higher temperature applications. He has graduated 17 PhD students.
Professor Hewitt is a UK representative International Institute of Refrigeration, Commission B2 Refrigerating Machinery and is also the UK representative for IEA HPT Task 46 (Domestic Hot Water Heat Pumps) and IEA HPT Task 48 Industrial Heat Pumps).