IVUGER Networking & Mentoring event, 29th November 2018

15 Nov 2018

The IVUGER (Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy Research) project aims to create a network of unique, innovative and impactful diverse women, and to provide them with the space and resources to establish long-term, meaningful collaborations. IVUGER is funded by the UKERC Whole Systems Networking Fund.

In the long-run, this network will act as a central hub for academics, policy-makers and industry to source collaborators who work in industrial and domestic heat decarbonisation.

Networking and Mentoring

On the first IVUGER event, female early-career professionals working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, will be gathering at 170 Queens Gate, SW7 5HF, on the 29th November 2018.

This event will allow for participants from all across the country to:

  • Network with fellow researchers, from varied disciplines related to decarbonisation of heat;Develop their skills in career assertiveness and persuasive communication;
  • Receive group mentoring during the day, from a female leader excelling in this sector.
Guest speakers
  • Professor Gioia Falcone, Rankine Chair of Energy Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Rebecca Heaton, UK Climate Change Commissioner and Group Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax Group
  • Professor Furong Li (Professor of Energy Engineering, University of Bath)
  • Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, Reader Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
  • Dr Ina Colombo, Deputy Director General International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Paris, France
  • Dr Rosa Cuellar Franca, Lecturer in Sustainable Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Dr Tamaryn Napp, Research Fellow The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London
  • Dr Miao Guo, EPSRC Research Fellow, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London)

Participants will also get the chance to attend a second event, which will build upon the networks gained from this day, and have an opportunity to prepare a proposal for seed funding which we will award (up to £12,000) during a two-day residential writing retreat in March 2019.


Registrations for the 29th November are still open. We welcome all early-career female professionals to join us. A broad variety of disciplines related to decarbonisation is also highly encouraged. Travel bursaries are available for attendance of both events.

Register today. The IVUGER team looks forward to meeting you.

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