Ian Mabbett

  • Associate Professor - Swansea University

Research interests

A chemist and materials engineer focussed on systems approaches to decarbonisation of industry, power generation, buildings and transport simultaneously through symbiosis. 

Background in functional coatings within steel industry, incluing materials for photovoltaics and energy storage. Recent activities in water, sanitation and hygiene, aligned to energy efficiency and circular economy. Growing interest in water, energy food nexus. 

Currently heavily involved in an award winning GCRF Project (SUNRISE) working in a transdisciplinary way with actors across the global south to intoduce energy positive buildings to rural communities. 

Simultaneously supporting local decarbonisation work in South Wales with colleagues in the steel industry related projects (SaMI and SUSTAIN) and around buildings and energy (SPECIFIC-IKC) and enhancing logical connections between this family of large projects.