Dr Andrew Pimm

Dr Andrew Pimm


Andrew Pimm is a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Leeds. He joined the university in November 2015.

Andrew's research centres on energy storage and renewable energy. He is developing models of energy demand and energy storage within cities, in order to understand the value of decentralised energy storage to various stakeholders including consumers, DNOs, and storage operators. This work looks at both electricity and heat, and covers multiple future scenarios, including smart-charging of electric vehicles.

Andrew has a strong background in mechanical engineering and computational analysis. Along with techno-economic analysis of decentralised storage, Andrew is also working on innovative new designs of compressed air energy storage systems and floating offshore wind turbines. He sits on the organising committee of the Offshore Energy and Storage (OSES) conference series, and was a founder of the conference which has been running since 2014.

He has lectured to undergraduates and supervised PhD and undergraduate students, and regularly presents his work at international conferences.

Research interests

  • Energy storage
  • Low carbon transport
  • Renewable energy
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  • PhD, Analysis of Flexible Fabric Structures, The University of Nottingham,
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering ,The University of Nottingham

Professional memberships

  • AMIMechE

Student education

I presently supervise several undergraduate and postgraduate students investigating the techno-economics of electricity storage at a range of scales.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Integrated Energy Research
  • Energy Leeds
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures
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