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Professor Allan Robert Jones, BSc(Hons), PhD, CPhys, CSci, CEng, FInstP, FEI, FREng

Allan obtained both a First Class Honours Degree in Physics and a PhD in Surface Physics from Southampton University and started his professional career as a research scientist with the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) at the Marchwood Engineering Laboratories near Southampton in 1975.  Through an extensive programme of applied research he became a fuels, combustion and emissions expert concentrating on the reduction of pollution from conventional power stations.

When Allan retired at the end of 2011 after 36 years continuous service with the CEGB and its post-privatisation spin-offs PowerGen and then E.ON, he was the UK Country Director for E.ON’s centre of excellence for Science, Engineering and Technology with offices in Germany and Nottingham. Previously to this Allan held the role of Head of Research and Development for E.ON UK.

Following his early work on technologies to reduce particulate emissions from large oil fired boilers used for electricity generation, Allan was the recipient of the prestigious Royal Society Esso Energy Award.  He gained a second award from the Institute of Energy, for his work on demonstrating the viability of a new emulsified bitumen based fuel to reduce acid gas emissions from power stations. 

In 2004 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his efforts to produce cleaner power from fossil fuels and he gave the 2005 BCURA Coal Science Lecture for which he was awarded the Robens Medal.  In August 2006 he was awarded a Special Professorship in Low Carbon Technologies for Power Generation by the University of Nottingham.  He was awarded a second Special Professorship in the School of Building Physics and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University in 2008 and a third honorary Chair in the Department of Materials at Sheffield University in 2011.  In 2011 he gave the Energy Institute Melchett Lecture and received the Melchett Medal.

His expertise is recognised through his holding of many key posts including Chairman of the Combustion Physics Group of the UK Institute of Physics, Director and now President of the British Flame Research committee, Director and Vice President of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association, Chairman and founder member of the UK Coal Research Forum, a member of the UK Government Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technology and a member of the UK Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum. He was also a Board Member for the UK Energy Technologies Institute and sat on the Research Advisory Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of the USA. 

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