Prof. Phil Hart is Chief Researcher at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center. He is responsible for the research and development of the next generation of energy systems and solutions – from fuel cells and batteries to alternative fuels, bioenergy and renewable energy production, and carbon capture and reduction technologies, as well as energy system design and modelling.
Prof. Hart brings to his role more than 35 years of experience in the field of energy and power technologies. He specializes in sustainable net zero energy infrastructure and technologies, next generation energy systems, wind and marine energy systems, and the role/impact of business and society within the energy transition.
Prior to joining TII, he led engineering and science teams in R&D within academia and industry, in an international career spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has also held senior management, Board level, and executive leadership roles in multi-national companies, large and small SMEs and startups, as well as charities, and academic institutions.
Prof. Phil Hart holds a PhD in Marine Engineering and an MSc in Marine Technology – Subsea Engineering, both from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He also earned a BSc in Marine Technology from Plymouth University, UK.