Oliver Inderwildi is an expert in emission control and energy supply, specializing in the transport sector. He is a theoretical chemist who works on the means to reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions without affecting mobility. His interests range from synthesis of alternative fuels to managing resource scarcity and public policy design.
Dr Inderwildi is head of the Smith School’s Low-Carbon Mobility centre. The eight researchers involved in the centre collaborate on ways to manage the adverse effects of transport on the environment and scarce resources.
He is the lead author of the ‘Future of Mobility Roadmap’ published by Oxford University and editor of the ‘Future of Biorefineries’ white paper published by the World Economic Forum. At present he is editing a book on ‘Energy, Transport and the Environment’ together with Sir David King.
Before joining the Smith School, Dr Inderwildi worked as a research fellow under the supervision of Sir David King at the University of Cambridge and was a research associate at Trinity Hall.
He completed his PhD on automotive emission control under the supervision of Professor Juergen Warnatz at the Centre for Scientific Computing at the University of Heidelberg. He was awarded prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship from the German Research Foundation for his work.