Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Samuel Neill

Energy Systems Industrial Partnership Manager



I am currently working as part of the £20m EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI), which brings together academic experts from Newcastle, Durham, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Sussex Universities to integrate and galvanise research and innovation to address the challenges of the energy trilemma - security of supply, sustainability and affordability.

My role is to reach out to and collaborate with relevant industrial partners and public sector organisations, including Siemens, Northern Powergrid, Northern Gas Networks, in order to ensure that our activities are both relevant and timely. I also strive to identify new commercial opportunities for collaborative R&D as well as helping to effectively disseminate, demonstrate and commercialise vital outputs from CESI that will shape the UK’s policy and infrastructure over the next 50 years.



PhD Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, NZ

BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

BTEC HNC Business and Finance, Northumbria University, UK


Previous Positions

Science Central Corporate Partnership Manager

Head of SAgE Enterprise (Assistant Director of RES)

Senior Technology Transfer Manager (Bioscience & Healthcare), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK.

Business Development Associate, MerseyBio, Liverpool, UK.

Business Development and Key Account Manager, Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Research Assistant, HortResearch, Auckland, NZ.