Energy Futures Lab is a cross-discipline institute based at Imperial College London. The institute was founded in 2005 to develop multidisciplinary, cross-faculty collaborations to tackle the broad range of energy challenges that the world faces.
The institute is led by a Management Team comprised of four Directors, from a range of Departments across the College, supported by a small team of dedicated professionals that assist in building connections, coordinating projects and highlighting successes.
The work of the institute is also informed and supported by Research Theme Champions and Leads alongside an Advisory Board, Strategy Board and Technical Working Group.
Professor Tim Green - Co-Director
Tim is Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and received a BSc (Eng) from Imperial College London and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University both in Electrical Engineering. Tim’s research interest is in formulating the future form of the electricity network to support low carbon futures. A particular theme is how the flexibility of power electronics and control systems can be used to accommodate new generation patterns and new types of load, such as EV charging, as part of the emerging smart grid. He also has interests in offshore DC networks and of management of low voltage networks. Tim leads the HubNet Supergen consortium of 8 UK universities coordinating research in low carbon energy networks and is the Network Champion for the Research Councils UK. He also teaches on the Energy Transmission and Systems course of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures.
Professor Anna Korre - Co-Director
Anna is Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering. Her research focus is in the areas of modelling risk and uncertainty and the environmental and life cycle assessment of engineering systems. She has led and participated in numerous industry, Research Council and EU funded projects developing engineering tools to assess the impacts of the minerals and energy industries in terms of operational performance, environmental footprint and cost. She also teaches on the Methods for the Analysis of Energy Systems course of the MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures.