Les Duckers

Postgraduate Research Director, Environmental Management
School of Energy, Construction and Environment
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENT AND COMPUTING
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

 

George Eliot Building
Room: GE408
 
Qualifications:
  • Certificate, Project and Change Management, Coventry University
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of East Anglia
  • B.Sc., Physics, University of East Anglia
Professional Licences and Certifications:

  • 2001-present, Registered Environmental Auditor, IEMA
  • 1989-present, CEng, Chartered Engineer
  • 1985-present, CPhys, Chartered Physicist
Research Interests:

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
Selected Outputs:

  • Duckers, L.J., Duckers, K.M., and Rees, A.C. (2010) A Study of the Environmental Technologies Sector for Coventry. Internal Report
  • Newman, A.P., Duckers, L., Nnadi, E.O., and Cobley, A.J. (2010) 'Self-Fertilising Geotextiles for Use in Pervious Pavements: A Review of Progress and Further Developments'. Proceedings of the 7th Novatech Conference, '7th Novatech Conference'. Held 27 Jun-01 Jul 2010 in Lyons, France
  • Anka, G.A., Hall, W.J., and Duckers, L.J. (2010) 'Assessing the impact of climate change on second-generation biofuel production in Nigeria'. Proceedings of the BES Conference, 'BES Conference'. Held 01-02 Jul 2010 in Coventry, UK
  • Choudhury, B.K., Blanchard, R., Duckers, L.J., and Banerjee, S. (2009) 'Assessment of Tidal Power'. Proceedings of the World Energy Engineering Congress, 'World Energy Engineering Congress'. Held 04-06 Nov 2009 in Washington, USA
  • Nnadi, E.O., Duckers, L.J., Newman, A.P., Coupe, S.J., and Puehmeier, T. (2009) 'Irrigation using Permeable Paving as the Source of Water: Effects of Recycled Water on the Soil; Plant Growth and Development'. Proceedings of the GeoAfrica2009 Conference, 'GeoAfrica2009 Conference'. Held 02-05 Sep 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spanos, I., and Duckers, L.J. (2008) 'Optimisation of Energy Use in the Built Environment: A Holistic Approach to Ground Source Heat Pumps'. Proceedings of WREC -X, 'WREC -X'. Held 19-25 Jul 2008 in Glasgow, UK
  • Duckers, L.J., and Blanchard, R. (2008) 'A virtual Hydroelectric Laboratory'. Proceedings of WREC -X, 'WREC -X'. Held 19-25 Jul 2008 in Glasgow, UK
  • Duckers, L.J., Minns, N., Watson, S., and Haken, R. (2008) 'A Novel, Compact Wave Energy Converter'. Proceedings of WREC -X, 'WREC -X'. Held 19-25 Jul 2008 in Glasgow, UK
  • Duckers, L.J. (2007) 'Developments in Wave and Tidal Systems'. In Renewable Energy 2006. Ed. by Flin, D. London: Sovereign, 71-75
  • Spanos, I., Duckers, L.J., and Holmes, K. (2007) 'Application of ‘CARB financial methodology' analysis for alternative energy technologies into UK housing'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 11, 1571-1583
  • Duckers, L.J. (2006) 'Environmental impact assessment of wave energy systems'. Proceedings of the World Marine Technology Conference, 'WMTC 2006'. Held 06-10 Mar 2006 in London, UK
  • Duckers, L.J. (2004) 'Wave Energy'. In Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future. Ed. by Boyle, G. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 298-337
Selected Funding:

  • 2008, Energy in Industrial Estates, EU, £74,000
  • 2008, Virtual Company, CIPeL, £9,000
  • 2008, Feasibility Study of Eco Labels in Fashion, Fashion Initiative, £20,000
  • 2003, Sustainable village, KTP/Holmes, £98,000
  • 2003, Eco Management Tools, KTP/Middlemarch, £96,000
  • 2000, Environmental Management Distance Learning, ESF, £433,000
  • 1988, Heart Modelling, NAB, £40,000
  • 1988, Hydro continued, HEA Ltd., £150,000
  • 1985, Feasibility Study, HEA/Department of Energy, £122,525
  • 1985, Demonstration Hydro, HEA/EU, £305,000
  • 1985, Development of Circular Clam, SEA/Department of Energy, £55,000
  • 1983, Validation of Concept, SEA/Department of Energy, £550,000
Research Students:

PhD: 6 completions 7 current students
M Phil: 2 completions  
MSc/MA by research:   2 current students

Teaching:

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021