The Executive Board are responsible for undertaking delivery of the Network aims and the Management Board chair the six Working Groups, shape strategy, and assess applications for funds. An International Advisory Group provides further expertise, advice and a pool of expert referees.
The Executive Board
Professor Charles Banks, The University of Southampton, Primary Investigatoris Head of the Water and Environmental Engineering division in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and leader of the Bioenergy and Organic Resources Group which is home to 30 researchers from 14 countries. Prof Banks is currently co-ordinator of the BBSRC ERA-Net AmbiGAS project on AD of high-volume low-strength wastewaters, and the FP7 Marie Curie ECOFUEL exchange programme with China; and a partner in the FP7 VALORGAS project on AD of food waste, the SUPERGEN project on integration of AD and Pyrolysis and Europe’s first demonstration of large-scale algal biofuel production through AD.Professor Orkun Soyer, University of Warwick, Co-Investigator is a systems and synthetic biologist leading a research group at the University. He is PI of a BBSRC strategic LoLa grant in Synthetic Biology and is involved in an Isaac Newton Institute Research Programme which will focus on combining mathematical and experimental approaches for research on microbial communities. He edited the first book on the Emerging of Evolutionary Systems biology, a Current Opinion in Biotechnology special edition on systems and synthetic biology and is a fellow of EGENIS, an interdisciplinary research centre for Genomics in Society.The Network Managers are Dr. Louise Byfield and Angela Bywater. The diagram below shows the structure of the project. Click on each working group focus area to find out more.
The Management Board
The Management Board consists of representatives from academia, industry and government. The AD Network academic representatives are: Dr James Chong - University of YorkDr Susan Molyneux-Hodgson - University of SheffieldProf. Andrew Wheatley - University of LoughboroughOur industry, governnment and trade body representatives are:Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia - GOALS Project Management & Engineering Support LtdMr Michael Chesshire - Lutra LtdDr Les Gornall - Projen LtdDr Nick Mills - Thames WaterMr Ollie More - Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas AssociationDr Nina Sweet - Waste Resources Action ProgrammeDr David Tompkins - Aquaenviro LtdMr David Woolgar - David Woolgar Consulting