Member of the Energy Policy Panel
Roger Kemp is a professorial fellow at Lancaster University where he lectures on the postgraduate programmes in Safety Engineering and Low Carbon Energy. His research has been particularly concerned with energy use in transport and heating. He was a member of the groups that wrote the Royal Academy of Engineering’s reports Generating the Future and Wind Energy and chaired the groups that produced the reports Electric Vehicles - charged with potential and Heat: degrees of comfort. In August 2014 he completed a major IET report for the Technology Strategy Board entitled Transforming the Electricity System: how other sectors have met the challenge of whole-system integration.
Before joining Lancaster University in 2004, Roger was UK technical and safety director for Alstom Transport where he contributed to industry responses to consultations on energy policy and rail safety. He has worked extensively overseas on metro and high-speed rail projects and spent two years in Paris as project director of the consortium that designed and built the Eurostar trains.
He has given evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on a number of occasions and has been an invited speaker at many conferences on energy use. He is an Associate of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group (EPRG).
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of its Energy Policy Panel.
Roger was awarded the MBE on the 2016 New Year's Honours List for his services to engineering.