Professor Tim Mays, at the University of Bath, serves as the UK-HyRES Director and Storage and Distribution Theme Lead. With over 28 years of research experience, he specialises in hydrogen storage, chemical engineering and materials science.
Besides research, he’s passionate about teaching and outreach in Chemical Engineering. He also holds positions as Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment and Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. Research interests include:
Nanostructured materials for sustainable energy
- Hydrogen storage for energy systems
Advanced materials for environmental control
Characterisation and design of porous solids
Molecular simulations of gas-sold interfaces
Novel methods for studying porosity in solid materials
Effects of porosity on material properties such as chemical reactivity and mechanical strength.
A thriving, low carbon hydrogen sector is essential for the government’s plans to build back better, with a cleaner, greener energy system.
Research into how we make, store, distribute and use hydrogen and other alternative liquid fuels to power the energy, heating and mobility systems in our society is absolutely essential if we are to achieve our national targets of reaching Net Zero by 2050. At Bath we have the expertise and ambition to deliver this important work, and this major funding from UKRI is crucial for us to develop the UK-HyRES hub into a research centre of national strategic importance and global impact.