Dr Jenifer Baxter, joined The Institution of Mechanical Engineers as Head of Energy and the Environment in May 2015 and moved into her current position at the beginning of 2018. Jenifer is Chief Engineer at the Institution, responsible for quality assurance, providing thought leadership, public affairs activities and is an expert engineer to the media covering all mechanical engineering subjects and specialises in energy, transport and the environment.
Jenifer has written a number of reports for IMechE, including the recent report on gas use in the energy sector, short reports on Leaving the EU: Euratom and Engineering the Electricity Supply Gap well as academic papers covering subjects as diverse as engineering out food waste, to perceptions of hydrogen futures and technological innovation systems.
Jenifer has a PhD from Cardiff University in technological innovation systems examining hydrogen from waste technologies, an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy and a BEng in Environmental Engineering also from Cardiff University.
Jenifer is a member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute and a Chartered Engineer and Scientist.