Dr Abhishek Asthana is the Director of Hallam Energy at Sheffield Hallam University(SHU) and has successfully led 65 projects of industrial energy research and consultancy. He has won £9.5 million external funding, co-authored 100 conference and journal papers and 3 books, invented 4 patents and developed 5 commercial software packages. In 2015, he established a Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in Energy to train PhD students conducting energy research which now has 90 PhD students across 19 British Universities and Abhishek is its Deputy Director. He led the DTA in winning €6.5 Million funding from the European Commission’s MSCA COFUND to further expand the DTA program. Abhishek is a reviewer for the International Energy Agency (IEA), member of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and member of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES). He is also the sole director of Parashakti Energy Ltd., offering energy consultancy services to industry.