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 Sustainable Power theme we have appointed the following people as our Theme Leads and Champions.

Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas - Research Theme Lead (Low Carbon Cities and Transport)

Ricardo Martinez-BotasProfessor Ricarod Martinez-Botas has an MEng (Hons) Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London and a DPhil from the University of Oxford University. he is currently Professor of Turbo Machinery and head of the Thermofluids division in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

His work is in the area of unsteady flow aerodynamics of small turbines, with particular application to the turbocharger industry. His group has become a recognised centre of turbocharger turbine aerodynamics, and more particularly in the application experimental methods and one dimensional calculation procedures.

Dr Aruna Sivakumar - Research Theme Champion (Low Caron Cities and Transport)

Dr Aruna SivakumarDr Aruna Sivakumar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a BTech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.