Dr Maria Sharmina is a part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and a Lecturer in Energy and Project Management at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester. She is also a co-ordinator of Tyndall’s Energy & Emissions research theme.
Maria’s research interests are in energy systems, new business models for energy companies, and new business models for circular economy. She also led an ESRC Nexus grant exploring how energy, food and water are connected in the UK policy-development process. She has worked on a range of other funded projects including: the EPSRC's Shipping in Changing Climates project; the 'Designing Sustainable Supply Chains' project sponsored by a major retailer; and, a social media analytics project identifying how energy companies interact with their customers, funded by University of Manchester Research Institute.