Dr Paul Shearing is a Reader in Chemical Engineering and Materials at University College London and holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship

His research interests cover a broad range of electrochemical engineering themes with a particular interest in the relationship between performance and microstructure for energy materials: an area in which he has published more than 90 papers in the past 5 years.

He is a pioneer of ‘4-D Tomography’ as recognised by the award of his RAEng Fellowship entitled ‘4-dimensional Tomography of Electrochemical Devices’ and has used most of the world’s major synchrotron light sources.

He leads the UK STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries and Electrochemical Devices, which brings together leading international researchers from industry and academia.

In 2014 he was named the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Young Chemical Engineer of the Year in Academia and in 2016 the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year.