Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
Professor Athanasios Tsolakis has academic and industrial expertise in the field of low carbon energy carriers, environmental catalysts, combustion and pollutant control technologies. He works at the forefront of basic and translational research to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the transportation and power generation sectors. Prior to his academic appointment at the University of Birmingham in 2005 he worked as a research scientist at Johnson Matthey in the design and characterisation of environmental catalysts for modern aftertreatment systems. Professor Tsolakis has successfully supervised to completion 29 doctoral researchers. In 2009 he was elected Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and in 2011 he was elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). In 2014 he led the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) for the School of Mechanical Engineering and was appointed the Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the School. Since 2015 he is the Director of Research for the School of Engineering.