Les Duckers

Postgraduate Research Director, Environmental Management
School of Energy, Construction and Environment
Coventry University
Priory Street


George Eliot Building
Room: GE408
  • 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


  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Energy Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
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