Laura Brown

Network Contributor, UKERC Associate, Whole Systems Networking Fund

Laura Brown is a Chartered Engineer with over 24 years’ experience in industrial engineering research and development. She joined Newcastle University in 2016 to launch and manage the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), a £20M industrial research program investigating the value proposition of energy systems integration for the UK.

Laura’s previous role was as an energy systems technology consultant at the UK’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec). There she specialised in PV cell technology research and latterly on the design and integration of PV and Wind renewable energy systems onto the UK electricity network in a commercial consultancy role.

She received her Master’s in Renewable Energy Engineering from Newcastle University. Laura has published over 20 papers on her research on photovoltaic cell efficiency and PV systems.