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Paul Christensen

Paul Christensen

Professor, Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres
Through his research under the Faraday Institution-funded ReLiB and Safebatt projects, Paul has sought to inform first responders of the risks and hazards of lithium-ion batteries and (hopefully) to avoid injuries when dealing with LiB fires and explosions involving principally electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems. He has given more than 150 presentations to first responders across the world as well as help and advice on an ad hoc basis. He is the Senior Advisor to the UK National Fire Chiefs' Council and serves on a number of UK Government and British Standards Institute working and governance groups. He was the recipient of 2022 Motorola Foundation Knowledge Event Series award from the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council for a lecture tour of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Paul holds the Chair of Pure and Applied Electrochemistry at Newcastle University, has over 180 publications in international journals and an H-Index of 53. Paul has said he feels he is doing something useful for the first time in his 38 year career.