|Professor Gioia Falcone|
The university has head-hunted Professor Gioia Falcone to head the team. Prof. Falcone joins Cranfield from Clausthal University of Technology in Germany, where she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems, and Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering.
The university says that Professor Gioia Falcone has a deep and practical expertise in traditional energy engineering, but is also advancing new ideas and technologies that will shape the future of this sector. Professor Feargal Brennan, director of energy and power said: “Professor Falcone’s expertise and reputation in traditional and emerging technologies, such as geothermals, is vital as industry and society manage the transition to clean, renewable energy.