Who we are

EVOLVE was initiated in 2019 by a team of three Research Fellows at Imperial College London, with expertise in three different domains:

  • energy systems
  • climate change, weather and air pollution
  • communication networks

Meet the team

Dr Oytun Babacan

Dr Oytun BabacanDr Oytun Babacan investigates the environmental, technical, and economic issues of integrating energy storage and renewables into urban and rural settings. He is interested in decarbonisation pathways for existing power systems through decentralisation and electric power market reforms where individuals and communities would have greater control over their energy choices. He is working in EVOLVE to show how better infrastructure planning can make a positive impact on environment, while keeping people mobile. He is at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial.

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Dr Daphne Tuncer

Dr Daphne TuncerDr Daphne Tuncer investigates novel mechanisms for the control and management of future communication infrastructures, including algorithmic, software, protocol and network design. Her work focuses on investigating how the most recent technological advances (both in hardware and software) can be used to address the limitations and inefficiencies of current network control and management practices. The objective of her research is to enable the large-scale deployment in the coming years of the next wave of emerging interactive applications. As part of EVOLVE, she is interested in designing efficient systems to harmonise the collection and representation of the information needed to assist charging infrastructure expansion decisions. She is at the Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London.

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Former Members

  • Dr Peer Nowack, now Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry and Data Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. Visit Dr Nowack's website
  • Research Associates: Luca Cilio, Foivi Amparioti, Irina Danes, Kristian Christodoulides.