Imperial College London

DrChristophMazur

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Fellow - Smart Sustainable Districts
 
 
 
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Location

 

509Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Process System Engineering of the Chemical Engineering Department. Here I am working on a project called Smart Sustainable Districts (by Climate-KIC) where I focus on the integration of different work streams in transport, energy, waste and well-being to improve city district. These districts include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or the Utrecht City Centre, Helsinki Kalasatama.

Leading collaborative urban projects to tackle sustainability and climate change related issues through the diffusion of novel energy, water, mobility technologies, the application of novel business models, or creation of urban plans. I am currently leading a team of city advisers and am part of the management board of the European Climate-KIC program Smart Sustainable Districts.

Multi-disciplinary background in industry (Daimler), policy (UK Parliament) and academia (Imperial), with knowledge in Smart Technologies, Energy, System Innovation and Transitions, and Novell Business Models.

I have finished a PhD with the Grantham Institute and Climate-KIC PhD-student based in the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) and Earth Science and Engineering Department (ESE).

My PhD research focused on the transition of and innovation in the field of electric mobility. How can it be managed it in such a way that countries such as the UK can develop or countries such as Germany can sustain their automotive industry. For that I am using insights from research on socio-technical systems, sustainable transitions with the Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) as well as methdologies based upon System Dynamics.

My background is Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration (RWTH Aachen University) as well as Design Management (Ecole Centrale Paris). I worked for more than half a year for Daimler Buses North America (Mississauga/Canada).

During my time at Imperial College London I have also worked on a number of collaborative projects:

Also was I awared a POST fellowship at the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology where I researched a POSTnote on Electricity Demand-Side Response.

Additionally I conduct teaching and supervision activities:

  • as Graduate Teaching Assistant for Physics, Maths and Waves at the Earth Science & Engineering Department
  • as class tutor for the Horizons program on Climate Change
  • through (associate) supervision of Master students on Sustainability Issues
  • within the framework of Imperial Racing Green

Publications

Journals

Mazur C, Contestabile M, Offer GJ, et al., 2015, Assessing and comparing German and UK transition policies for electric mobility, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Vol:14, ISSN:2210-4224, Pages:84-100

Mazur C, Contestabile M, Offer GJ, et al., 2015, Understanding the drivers of fleet emission reduction activities of the German car manufacturers, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Vol:16, ISSN:2210-4224, Pages:3-21

Mazur C, Contestabile M, Offer GJ, et al., 2013, Understanding the automotive industry: German OEM behaviour during the last 20 years and its implications, World Electric Vehicle Journal, Vol:6, ISSN:2032-6653, Pages:1054-1067

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