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GAVIN D. J. HARPER
Full Name: Gavin David James HarperWebsite: www.gavindjharper.co.uk Age: 21Date of Birth: 11th December 1986
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Profile:
Gavin D. J. Harper, is a sustainable technology consultant, based in the UK, working with a wide variety of organisations, companies and NGO’s to deliver information and awareness about cutting-edge alternativetechnologies which can be used to bring the world forward into a sustainable future. He is able to advise on arange of clean energy systems, sustainable construction technologies, and the engineering business case behindthem. Gavin is pro-active about engaging young people in science, engineering and technology, and hispublished work reflects a desire to make these subjects accessible and interesting to a wide audience—takingcutting edge technologies “from the lab” and translating them to a form that can be replicated at home orschool. Gavin’s current research focuses on Alternative Vehicles and Fuels, looking at the structure of the FuelCell Industry through the lens of Michael Porter’s ‘Clustering’ theory. He is available to consult on Hydrogenand Fuel Cell technologies throught the Pure Energy Centre.
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Published Work 
Written six books, published internationally, co-authored one book and contributed to many more.Work mentioned in Journal “Science” various conference papers and presentations. Regularcontributor to Green Building Magazine, EcoGeek.org (Green Technology Blog) and contributor tothe Huffington Post on sustainability issues.
Full Bibliography and Publications List Downloadable
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 Work Experience:
PURE Energy Centre, Consultant [2008-Present]
Consulting on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Representing the company internationally at functions and events, devising e-businessstrategy and revising web marketing materials, enhancing company profile and promoting awareness of our technologies.
 J3 Building Futures, Freelance Energy Consultant [2006]
Advised on, and delivered installation of small-scale off-grid renewables installations at two sites in central London, small wind / solar withbattery storage.
Carbon Plan Ltd, Freelance Energy Consultant [2006]
Devised energy conservation strategy for large visitor attraction in the South-West, advised on small power, lighting and electrical loads.
RanGen Ltd, Technical Director [2006]
Non executive director of small technology start-up, exploring advanced card-security measures for chip and pin card transactions.Developed working prototype ‘RanGen’ device from CEO’s initial brief. Explored commercialisation and protection of intellectualproperty rights.
Technician (Design & Technology / Photographic Darkroom), Palmers College [2005]
Repair and maintenance of workshop, preparation of materials and chemicals for lessons. Helping students with CAD/CAM processes.Involved in organising industrial visits for students.
 Jobbing Tech. Journalist, Various [2004-Present]
Write for a variety of publications on sustainability issues- Green Building Magazine, EcoGeek.org and The Huffington Post.
Technical Author, Mc Graw Hill Professional, New York, N.Y, U.S. [2004—Present]
Written a number of books, including #1 seller in the Amazon.com category “Geothermal & Solar Energy” for a number of months.
Environmental Champion / Customer Adviser, B&Q West Thurrock, Essex [2004-2005]
 
Customer advisor, assisted environmental champion with projects to distribute surplus stock to local projects as part of LA21.
 
 
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Trainee Building Services Engineer, AMEC Building Services, Borough [2003-2004]
Take-offs, Site surveys of installations, preparation of lighting schemas, faultfinding leak detections system. CAD work, wide range of Building Services experience both site & office based. Concentrating on Electrical Installation.
Evening / Weekend Duty Manager, WHSmith Upminster, Essex [2002-2003]
Customer service, responsible for opening and closing store, cashing up, stocktaking.
Programmer / PC Support, betoddoreven.com, Gidea Park, Essex [2001-2002]
Responsible for programming Sky Digital Teletext pages, maintaining and repairing equipment on a small office LAN, various technical PCsupport.
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Teaching Experience
 
Open University Students Associates Teacher Training Scheme (30 Days) [2006]
 
Design & Technology / Photographic Technician, Palmers College, Essex [2005]
 
Voluntary Classroom Assistant, Branfil School, Upminster [2004]
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Academic Experience
 
Peer-reviewed papers for the BECON Conference 2007 - “Embracing complexity thinking in builtenvironment”
 
Have given lectures and assisted with project groups at Napier Unviersity, Birmingham University,University of East London, Cardiff University, Vilnius Gediminas University
 
Studied in a wide range of educational contexts which has given me insight into delivering educationthrough a variety of methods.
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Contribution to Projects
Helweg-Larsen, T. & Bull, J (eds.) (2007) "Zero Carbon Britain : An Alternative Energy Strategy", Machynlleth:Centre for Alternative Technology Publications ISBN 978-1-902175-48-5 [Contributing Author to 'Power Up']
 
Supervisions & Academic Commitments
 
Roblin, Tom., (2008) B.Eng. Final Year Project "Hydrogen as a fuel source for future transportation needs";Cardiff School of Engineering(2008-9) MBA Group Business Plan, Mentor for 3 syndicate groups. Cardiff Business School;
 
Peer Review
Reviewed Papers for:CIB World Congress (2007) BECON 2007 - "Embracing complexity thinking in built environment" CapeTown, South AfricaStibbe, A., (2009) "Handbook of Sustainability Literacy", Totness: Green Books,
 
Interests and Hobbies
 
Member of MENSA, Appeared in National Magazine and have written for Special Interest Group Magazines.
 
Science and Engineering Ambassador for the SETNET group.
 
Accomplished Amateur Photographer. Experience with both B&W and Colour Darkrooms as well as Digital.
 
Diverse range of technology based interests.
 
Accomplished Musician, have sung in St. Pauls, Canterbury Cathedrals & Blackheath Halls. Sing Bass-Baritone. Play piano by earto good standard. Play Tuba to approx Grade 4. No formal certification.
 
 
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Education:
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Postgraduate Education
Ph.D - The Social, Economic & Political Impacts of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels 2007-2011
The ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Sustainability & Society, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
[Supported by ESRC 3+1 Studentship] – 
IN PROGRESS
 
 MSc. Social Science Research Methods (Business Track) 2007-2008
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University - (Pass)
[Supported by ESRC 3+1 Studentship]
 
Thesis: The UK & California : A Comparative Analysis of Fuel Cell Industry Clusters
 MSc. Architecture : Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies 2005 - 2007
Centre for Alternative Technology / University of East London - (Pass)
Thesis: Can Complexity Science Inform The UK Renewables vs. Nuclear Debate
 
Renewable Energy Systems Technology 2007-2009
Loughborough University, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology
60 Credits Postgraduate Study Complete – 30 In Progress – 
IN PROGRESSPostgraduate Researcher Development Programme
Cardiff University 2007-
 
Editing Long Documents in Microsoft Word
 
Managing References with Endnote
 
Introduction to SPSS
 
Getting Published: Images for Thesis & Publication
 
Teaching Skills for Postgraduate Research Students
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Postgraduate Summer Schools / Residential Courses
ESRC – Enterprisers- 2009
Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, Cambridge University 
ESRC Engaging With The Third Sector 
National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Birmingham
Lugano Summer School of Systems Design—2008
Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland
EPRSC Mathematics for Complex Systems—2006
Warwick University Institute for Maths & its Applications / Open University
EPRSC Complexity & The Built Environment—2006
University of Liverpool / Salford University
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Undergraduate Education
BEng. (Hons.) Engineering (Open) 2007 -
Open University - (In Progress)
BSc. (Hons.) Technology (Open) 2004 - 2006
Open University - (Pass 2(i))
Diploma in Design & Innovation 2005—2006
Open University - (Pass)
Diploma of Vilnius University Certificate in Lithuanian Language - 2007
Vilnius University / Vilniaus Universitetas, Lithuania,

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