Imperial College London

Dr Nicolò Daina

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Academic Visitor



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Dr Nicolò Daina is a Research Scientist at Columbia University in New York and Honorary Lecturer at the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Before joining Columbia University, Dr Daina held positions at University of Strathclyde (Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer) and Imperial College London (Research Fellow).

At Imperial Dr Nicolò Daina collaborates with Urban Systems Lab at the Centre for Transport Studies.

Dr Daina is an expert in electric mobility and integrated transport and energy systems. His research specifically looks at the quantitative modelling of users’ behaviour in integrated transport and energy systems. In his research, Nicolò has pioneered the development of realistic quantitative behavioural models for the analysis of electric vehicle impact deployment. These models enable the study of integrated electric mobility and grid systems capable of exploiting demand flexibility.

Dr Daina holds a PhD in Transport from Imperial College London, a master degree in renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes from Politecnico di Milano, and master and undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering from Politecnico di Torino.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Manca F, Sivakumar A, Daina N, et al., 2020, Modelling the influence of peers’ attitudes on choice behaviour: theory and empirical application on electric vehicle preferences, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol:140, ISSN:0191-2607, Pages:278-298

Hardman S, Jenn A, Tal G, et al., 2018, A review of consumer preferences of and interactions with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Transportation Research Part D - Transport and Environment, Vol:62, ISSN:1361-9209, Pages:508-523

Daina N, 2018, Modelling the user variable, Nature Energy, ISSN:2058-7546

Daina N, Sivakumar A, Polak JW, 2017, Electric vehicle charging choices: modelling and implications for smart charging services, Transportation Research Part C - Emerging Technologies, Vol:81, ISSN:0968-090X, Pages:36-56

Daina N, Sivakumar A, Polak JW, 2017, Modelling electric vehicles use: a survey on the methods, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:68, ISSN:1364-0321, Pages:447-460

Daina N, Polak JW, Sivakumar A, 2015, Patent and Latent Predictors of Electric Vehicle Charging Behavior, Transportation Research Record-Series, ISSN:0361-1981, Pages:116-123


Latinopoulos C, Daina N, Polak J, Trust in IoT-enabled mobility services: predictive analytics and the impact of prediction errors on the quality of service in bike sharing, Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT

N. Daina, J. W. Polak, 2016, Hazard based modelling of electric vehicles charging patterns, 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific), IEEE, Pages:479-484

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