As the hub for energy research at Imperial College London, Energy Futures Lab aims to stimulate the interchange of ideas across the College to tackle the major challenges in transforming our energy system.

We have appointed a series of Research Theme Leads and Champions to help us engage with the widest possible range of researchers and topics in the energy sector at the College. These individuals provide us with in-depth knowledge of people and work being done at the College and help formulate our strategy and activities.

Alongside this work they also help us build a sense of community within the College. They allow us to maintain Imperial’s healthy portfolio of energy research and provide us with a point of contact within their disciplines and research theme.

Within the Clean Fossil Fuels theme we have appointed the following people as our Theme Leads and Champions.

Dr Sara Budinis - Research Theme Champion (Clean Fossil Fuels)

Ricardo Martinez-BotasDr Sara Budinis is a Research Associate at the Sustainable Gas Institute. Her research interests include methodologies of quantitative assessment of energy systems, from the equipment scale to the global scale. Within the Sustainable Gas Institute, she focuses on the decarbonisation of the energy system by means of energy saving technologies, management approaches and policies.

She is currently responsible for the development of the industrial module for the integrated assessment model MUSE (ModUlar energy system Simulation Environment), looking at existing and new technologies, their energy consumption, GHG emission and cost on a global scale.