Dr Emma Kelly

Dr Emma Kelly

Chief Operating Officer - Energy Research Accelerator


Dr Emma Kelly joined the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) as the Chief Operating Officer in May 2016, having previously led operational activities within the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham. Emma has led large, multi-collaborator research programmes (EU, national and industrial) and has a research background in aerospace manufacturing with specific focus on evolvable assembly systems and transition to services. Emma has extensive management experience within the higher education sector, including securing and overseeing delivery of complex, high profile research and knowledge transfer investments. Prior to joining ERA, Emma coordinated and drove the development of strategic roadmaps charting the future research direction in manufacturing in response to global challenges.