Miss Maja Helena Persson




1.205 Fleeming Jenkin

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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture


Maja Persson is a first year PhD student focusing on Hydrogen Energy Systems for local energy storage and services . An industrial PhD with Bright Green Hydrogen working with Dr Dimitri Mignard (academic) and David Hogg (industrial) as her main supervisors. The immediate objective of the project is to create a blueprint for a low/zero carbon business park, using information from The Hydrogen Office, a demostration of  hydrogen energy storage for intermittent renewables and research hub.

Maja Persson has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems, where her thesis focused on carrying out a feasibility study of an idea for a Self-Embedding and Self-Removing Sand Anchor for Wave Enery Converters.

Before starting her PhD, Maja Persson spent two and a half years at a Fortune 500 company, working in two of their locations, Leiden (Netherlands) and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK). Her time in industry lead to experience in procurement, operations leadership, Lean/Six Sigma, solvent safety and energy monitoring systems in manufacturing.

Key interests outside of work are skiing, running, hiking and painting


If interested in finding out more about Maja Persson's progress on her PhD, please send an email.

Academic Qualifications: 

BEng (Hons) - Mechanical Engineering

MSc - Sustainable Energy Systems

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

Associate Member at Institute of Mechanical Engineers