My research revolves around the integration of energy storage, electric vehicles and renewables into urban and rural city infrastructures. I also investigate carbon mitigation pathways with a focus on energy and climate impacts of emerging technologies such as decarbonised liquid fuels.
I am 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.
- Projects on distributed renewables and energy storage, electric vehicles, and electric power markets.
- Low-carbon electricity and transportation infrastructure planning
- Convex optimisation; Heuristic design and optimisation.
- Machine learning; cluster analysis; numerical models.
- Techno-economic analysis; life-cycle assessments.
I am currently an Imperial College Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute and the Department of Physics. I was previously at University of California San Diego, where I worked on a range of different projects such as solar resource forecasting using sky imagers, grid-connected performance testing of battery modules, and power system modelling of cities and micro-grids that heavily adopt solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems. I completed my graduate studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of California San Diego.
POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
- Imperial College students: I supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students from Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Centre for Environmental Policy on a wide range of projects ranging from electric vehicles to sustainable fuels. Please contact me to discuss opportunities.
Electric Vehicle fleet Optimisation for Lowering Vehicle Emissions: EVOLVE
Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet: SSCP DTP
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