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.
- Christoph Mazur, Marcello Contestabile, Gregory J. Offer, N.P. Brandon, Assessing and comparing German and UK transition policies for electric mobility, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Available online 9 May 2014, ISSN 2210-4224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2014.04.005.
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:
- Halving Global CO2 by 2050: Technologies and Costs
- Sainsbury's and Imperial - Growing without carbon
- The New Climate Economy project of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
- Work for Imperial Consultants (ICON) and Smarties
- Filming and Creation of a Documentary on the Energy System of Nepal with a focus on hydro power
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
et al., 2018, Comparing the effects of vehicle automation, policy-making and changed user preferences on the uptake of electric cars and emissions from transport, Sustainability (switzerland), Vol:10
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
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
et al., 2014, Understanding the automotive industry: German OEM behaviour during the last 20 years and its implications