John Cui, Grantham Research Institute
John Cui
Policy research fellow
Grantham Research Institute

John is a policy research fellow at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI), LSE. John works on an EPSRC-funded project and collaborates with the University of Birmingham and the University of Liverpool. Within the project, John evaluates the techno-economic performance of the developed novel seasonal storage and the scaling possibility to be used in the future national grid. John also analyses and reviews the hydrogen development policies in the key G7/G20 countries, proposing potential policy suggestions to assist future hydrogen development roadmap in contributing to the UK’s energy transition.

Prior to joining GRI, John completed his PhD at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, and passed his viva examination with no corrections in June 2023. His PhD investigates the potential on-site hybrid renewable energy systems that can be practically and economically installed in the representative retrofitted English and Welsh homes. The findings assist in forming the future energy policy to better-motivated householders to change to low-carbon energy systems, resulting in the UK being on track towards the agreed climate change target by 2050. Within the PhD journey, John has been involved in several research projects in renewable energy, building retrofitting and lifecycle carbon funded by the Welsh Government, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and EPSRC. Between 2022 and 2023, John worked as an associate lecturer in a Return to Learning module at the University of Exeter (Penryn campus). In this role, John helped students gain the fundamental knowledge and skills of renewables, helping them to progress to a higher degree or work in the renewable energy sector.

John is a qualified BREEAM Advisory Professional (BREEAM AP), associate fellow of higher education (AFHEA) and an associate member of the energy institute (AMEI).