Imperial College London

DrKoenVan Dam

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5705k.van-dam Website




453AACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus






Koen van Dam (1978) is a researcher at Imperial College London working on the Digital City Exchange project. His contributions focus on developing an agent-based model of city systems based on spatial and temporal data from multiple sectors. The model can then be used to experiment with the impact of local interventions on system-level performance, providing valuable decision support for the design of new services.

Previously, Koen worked as post-doc in the Energy & Industry group at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). He was visiting researcher in the Urban Energy Systems project at Imperial College as well as at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the National University of Singapore. He was also the president of Eurodoc, the European council for doctoral candidates and young researchers, and board member of other organisations representing early stage researchers.

After obtaining his pre-university (VWO) high school diploma at the Goois Lyceum in Bussum he studied for his MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He graduated with a specialisation in Knowledge Engineering. On the 30th of October 2009 he successfully defended his PhD thesis "Capturing socio-technical systems with agent-based modelling" and was awarded a doctorate from TU Delft.



Acha S, van Dam KH, Keirstead J, et al., Integrated modelling of agent-based electric vehicles into optimal power flow studies, Frankfurt, Germany

Chappin EJL, Dijkema GPJ, van Dam KH, et al., Modeling Strategic and Operational Decision-Making — an Agent-Based Model of Electricity Producers, St. Julian’s, Malta

Nikolic I, Dijkema GPJ, van Dam KH, et al., General methodology for action-oriented industrial ecology: complex systems approach applied to the rotterdam industrial cluster, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Pages:831-836

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