Andrew Welfle

Andrew Welfle, CEng


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PhD projects

Biomass, Bioenergy, Bioeconomy
Sustainable Development
Land Use and Land Use Modelling
Energy Storage
Low Carbon Heat, Power, Transport Fuels
Shipping and Aviation
Zero Carbon Built Infrastructure
Sustainable Sport

Personal profile


Dr Andrew Welfle, Senior Research Fellow in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research within the Department of Engineering for Sustainability. Andrew has a background and interests in environmental, energy and engineering themes, and a strong track record undertaking sustainability, climate change and bioenergy research through developing modelling toolkits and analysis methodologies.

Andrew is a Topic Representative within the current UK Supergen Bioenergy Hub research programme where he works with academics, NGOs, industry and government to promote the growth of a sustainable UK bioenergy sector.

Andrew is also the Challenge Lead for Net Zero, part of the University of Manchester’s Sustainable Futures Network. This role brings responsibility for co-ordinating researchers and research activity relevant to net-zero emissions objectives across the University of Manchester.

Research interests

  • Net Zero
  • Sustainability
  • Biomass & Bioenergy
  • Biomass Supply Chains & Trade
  • BECCS & NETs
  • Land & Land Use Analyses
  • Renewable Energy
  • Heat / Power / Transport Fuels
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Energy in Buildings
  • Sustainable Sport 


Andrew teaches and supervises projects on the following units within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEEN) and of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE):

  • CIVL10401 Building Physics & Services
  • MECH31532 Renewable Energy Systems
  • MECH31030 Individual Project
  • EEEN60411 Understanding Energy as a System Driving Modern Society
  • EEEN60422 Zero Carbon Built Infrastructure
  • EEEN60070 Dissertation

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of Energy Institute (MEI)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomass Resource Analyses & Future Bioenergy Scenarios, The University of Manchester

1 Apr 201131 Mar 2014

Award Date: 1 Nov 2015

Master in Science, Energy & Sustainable Building Design, De Montfort University

1 Oct 200730 Sept 2010

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010

Master of Arts, Sustainable Business, University of Leeds

1 Sept 200531 Aug 2006

Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Leeds

1 Sept 20021 Jun 2005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

External positions

Topic Representative, UK Supergen Bioenergy Hub Research Network

1 Dec 201830 Nov 2022

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Energy
  • Energy
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Modelling
  • Infrastructure
  • Net Zero


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