Dr David Hodgson

Sector Specialist - Energy & Chemicals, UK Department for International Trade

Dr David Hodgson is a Sector Specialist with the Department for International Trade, with a focus on energy and chemicals; working with overseas companies to appreciate the opportunities the UK has to offer in those sectors.  David has a degree in chemistry and post-graduate degrees in organic chemistry and electrochemistry.

He started his career in the chemical industry developing technology for the large-scale production of chlorine and associated products.  David was attracted to the boom in cleantech start-ups and joined a Cambridge spin-out as CTO in 2005, before moving into a CEO role with a company developing large-scale batteries for energy storage.

David continues to work in the cleantech/hardtech sector supporting companies and universities with their scale-up journey.  David has held visiting academic positions at the University of Manchester and UCL and has published sporadically in the scientific literature on electro-catalysis, fuel cell materials, hydrogen and energy storage.  David is named inventor on over 15 patents.

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