The Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University has welcomed EMS’s Managing Director, Peter Skipworth.
Professor Chris Gorse, Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, commented: “I am delighted that we have Peter working with the Institute. He will bring new skills, expertise and knowledge to the University that will enhance our academic endeavours and take us forward as an industry facing research institute that brings benefit to society.
“Professor Peter Skipworth has considerable experience in environmental monitoring, energy assessment and specific expertise in solutions that have led to the development and growth of a number of highly successful companies.”
Professor Peter Skipworth is an entrepreneur in the water and environment sectors. Through EMS, Peter works with household names in the food and drink, pharmaceutical, automotive, heavy industrial, energy and water sectors.
His current areas of interest include SMART Wastewater networks, remote monitoring, and novel sensors for the environment, developing new technologies which have gone on to become key offerings to industry.
Peter’s career began in academia, achieving a PhD, lecturing and publishing more than 40 papers in the area of water and infrastructure management. He was also a recipient of the Institute of Civil Engineer’s Telford Prize for artificial intelligence-based modelling of water quality.
Peter is aware of the reliance that companies have on our universities, not only for graduates but for their input in moving goods and services forward.
“Having worked with Leeds Beckett University over the last few years I understand the value this can bring. I’m looking forward to helping with the challenge of moving ideas and technology into business for the benefit of all.”
The Leeds Sustainability Institute, through the work of Dr Andrew Swan at Leeds Beckett, will be joining forces with Professor Skipworth pursuing research and commercial interest in Smart water and wastewater networks, remote monitoring and novel sensors for the environment.
Research and consultancy work at the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University aims to tackle the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies to enable society and its infrastructure to become sustainable. This includes areas such as low carbon building, material, green computing, and renewable energy.