Philippa Parmiter manages the SCCS project and team and the strategic delivery of key outputs. With a secritariat based at ECCI, SCCS is the largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group in the UK. It coordinates all aspects of the country’s CCS research, from capture engineering and geoscience to social perceptions and environmental impact. Through its renowned researchers, SCCS acts as a link between academia, industry and government.
Philippa's role involves directing and coordinating the different SCCS activities, including knowledge exchange and dissemination, policy and technical analysis, and business development. She also undertakes financial management and reporting, chairs the regular SCCS Directorate meetings and reports biannually to the SCCS Advisory Board.
Philippa joined SCCS as a Business Development Executive and continues to carry out this function, developing successful bids and building relationships with international businesses, policymakers and researchers. She also contributes to outputs such as analyses and reports on industrial hubs and clusters and CCS business models, and to policy briefings and consultation responses. She has also scoped and delivered targeted knowledge dissemination events.
A Chartered Engineer, Philippa has a MSc in Environmental Protection and Management (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Physical Electronics. She has worked for government, academia, an environmental consultancy and for a start-up through to volume manufacturing, resulting in a patent on semiconductor waveguides and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s smallest TV screen.