Project Team

Mohammed Imbabi - University of Aberdeen & EBP

Project Leader

Dr Imbabi is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at Aberdeen University, an experienced professional engineer and a founding member of EBP. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering (Khartoum University), M.Sc. in Building Services Engineering (Brunel), and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering (Liverpool). The idea of using dynamic breathing buildings to radically improve the state of the built environment, the research leading to our understanding of energy and mass transport in dynamic insulation media, and the Energyflo™ cell were developed under his leadership. Major sponsors of his research include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Scottish Executive, the Carbon Trust and Industry.

Sandy Brown – University of Aberdeen

Alexander (Sandy) Brown holds a PhD in Materials Engineering and a 1st B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, where he received both the Structural and civil engineering prizes in the final year.  Dr Brown has been involved in a voluntary construction project in a sustainable India community and ran a UK based development charity for a year. In addition he is a committee member of the local Young Members Group for the ICE. These voluntary works show a commitment to engineering and sustainability, as well as demonstrating practical and organisational skills.

Andrew Peacock - EBP

Mr Peacock is Product Development Director at EBP.  He is also Project Manager of TARBASE; a nationally significant research project involving 4 UK universities in conjunction with the major construction industry associations whose aim is to identify technologies that will allow the emissions attributable from the existing built asset base to be reduced by 50% by 2030.  Andrew Peacock holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Napier University in Edinburgh and a M.Sc. in Energy Systems and the Environment from Strathclyde University.  He is currently studying for his doctorate at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. 

Alastair Pinkerton - EBP

Mr. Pinkerton is EBP’s Engineering Applications Director charged with advising both the company and clients on all aspects of building services engineering that impact upon the installation and operational use of the Energyflo™ cells. During the 1960s and early 1970s he worked as senior design engineer with two leading consulting engineers.  In 1973 he was appointed energy manager to Rolls Royce Ltd at their Glasgow Hillingdon aero engine production facility. From 1976 he co-founded a building services consultancy specialising in municipal, commercial, industrial, leisure and retail premises, corporate head quarters, MOD (PSA) installations, nuclear bunkers and offshore installations.

Malcolm Ferguson - CALA

Malcolm Ferguson is a chartered Architect with over twenty years experience in building and commerce gained in The UK, Asia and South-Africa.  He is currently Senior Architectural Manager within CALA Homes (East), where he is involved with CALA’s ongoing research and development programs,  which encompass all aspects of the construction, sustainability and habitation of CALA homes.  Recent developments in this area include the progressive use of glass reinforced plastics, development of lightweight stone panels, ‘Smart’ integrated wiring systems, passive ventilation and passive ‘core’ lighting. Malcolm holds a  B.Sc. (with first class honours) and a Post-Graduate degree in Architectural Studies from Strathclyde University.

Dave Fisher - CALA

Mr Fisher is Commercial Controller of CALA Homes Product Design Unit, with responsibilities for design and technical build solutions for the CALA Homes housing portfolio. A Chartered Surveyor by profession he has worked in the construction industry for over forty years, in private surveying practice, in local authority, and in construction contracting, prior to joining house building with CALA in 1988. He recognises the potential offered by the Energyflo™ product and has led the CALA initiative to partner the trials with EBP. David Fisher is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

John Murphy – CALA

John Murphy is Regional Director of CALA Homes (East) Ltd with responsibilities for the design, engineering and commercial functions within the division. A Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession, he has worked for CALA Homes for 20 years.

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Sponsors The University of Aberdeen EBP Cala Carbon Trust