World-class training for the modern energy industry

Gioia Falcone

Rankine Chair, Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Gioia champions the sustainable net-zero challenge in engineering and beyond, through her unique blend of international industry, research and teaching, and has an interest in a variety of engineering problems across the field of energy and sustainability.

Gioia was previously Professor and Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Between 2011 and early 2016, she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Gioia was an Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science (ODASES) partnership. Prior to joining academia, she worked with Eni-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and Total E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments.

Gioia is Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE), a member of its Renewables Sub-Group and its focal point for the UNECE Carbon Neutrality project. She also serves on the 2020–23 Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association (IGA), on the Board of the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) and on the Directorate of Scottish Carbon Capture and Sequestration (SCCS). Additionally, she is a member of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC).


Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2006
M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, 1999
Laurea Summa Cum Laude in Environmental-Georesources Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 1998