Bob Critoph is a professor in the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Warwick. His first degree was in Aeronautical Engineering, from Southampton University but he went on to do a Ph.D. in energy analysis also at Southampton. As a result of this work, he was awarded the Institute of Energy Bone-Wheeler Medal. He then worked in the Open University
Energy Research Group as a Research Fellow, responsible for the design, construction, and testing of a gas engine-driven heat pump. From 1979 he has been at Warwick lecturing in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Solar Energy.
His research is in adsorption refrigeration and heat pump systems, with users ranging from solar refrigeration and air conditioning to gas-fired heat pumps.
At present, his research team consists of two post-doctoral RA’s and two Ph.D. students and he has five active research projects worth £1.2