Meet the team

  • Adam Hawkes

    Adam Hawkes Imperial College London

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    Adam Hawkes Reader in Energy Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering Director, Sustainable Gas Institute

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    Bio

    - Quantitative assessment of sustainable energy transitions via energy systems modelling (optimisation, simulation, forecasting)
    - The role of natural gas, hydrogen, and low carbon gases in present and future energy systems.
    - Methane emissions in energy supply chains, from detection and measurement through to mitigation strategies.
    - Engineering-economic analysis of heat sector decarbonisation; modelling, technologies, infrastructures, interfaces, pathways
    - Investment in and operation of micro-grids and smart grids under uncertainty (stochastic programming and game theory)
    - Decentralised energy resources, demand side management, and smart energy networks
    - Microgeneration

  • Sara Giarola

    Sara Giarola Imperial College

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    Sara Giarola Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering Research Fellow, Sustainable Gas Institute

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    Sara's research interests are in the field of mathematical programming, whole systems modelling (for energy and chemicals production), simulation and optimisation. Sara is currently the lead modeler for the new energy systems model, MUSE.

  • Alex Kell

    Alex Kell

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    Alex Kell Research Assistant

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    My research interests lie at the intersection of macro-economic policy, computer science and technology. I am particularly interested in the modelling of complex systems and human behaviour to advance the sustainable development goals. 

  • Pedro Gerber Machado

    Pedro Gerber Machado

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    Pedro Gerber Machado Researcher

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    Pedro's research interests include social and economic modeling, with particular interest in the interactions between energy and the sustainable development goals (SDG).

  • Diego Moya

    Diego Moya

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    Diego Moya Research Postgraduate

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    Diego is part of a team of energy systems modellers associated with the SGI working in the implementation of MUSE, the Modular Universal energy system Simulation Environment to enable transparent and flexible analysis of energy system transitions. Diego also has a very keen interest in further researching areas related to energy conversion from solar and geothermal energy, waste to energy technologies and the use of natural gas.