Phil Hart

    Director of Energy and Power
    Cranfield University

    Professor Phil Hart – Director of Energy and Power, member of the Senior Management team

    Professor Phil Hart joined Cranfield in 2018, having held a series of senior roles within the energy and power sector in the UK, Asia and North America.

    He worked extensively in the offshore sector in renewables in oil and gas, with international expertise in marine energy systems and subsea engineering. Professor Hart is an industry leader in wave energy conversion technologies and has advised the US Department of Energy on this technology.

    Professor Hart has taken a keen interest in the development of skills for the energy sector and is an advisory board member for the Marine Institute at Memorial University, Newfoundland, and for CISMaRT, the Canadian Network for Innovative Shipbuilding, Marine Research and Training. Phil is also an advisor to Ocean News and Technology and also has served on the Board of ‘Mercy Ships Canada’, an international charity operating hospital ships that deliver free health care to those without access in the developing world.

    He completed his MSc in Marine Technology and his PhD in subsea welding at Cranfield University.