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Malcolm McCulloch

Associate Professor and Head of EPG

Malcolm leads the EPG. His interest and expertise spans developed and developing countries, and ranges across all aspects of power generation and distribution.

Victoria Grant

Senior Project Manager

Vicky focuses on ensuring that the group is functioning well, delivering to time on the portfolio of projects, and providing a conduit between the group and key stakeholders.

Filiberto Fele

Postdoctoral Researcher

Filiberto works on enabling the flexibility of the future grid for the integration of low carbon technologies. His research lies at the intersection between optimal control & game theory.

Katherine Collett

Postdoctoral Researcher

Katie is interested in the technical challenges associated with moving to a low carbon future. Her current research focuses on electrifying transport in developed and developing countries.

Farhad Billimoria

Doctoral Researcher

Farhad focuses on electricity market design, power system security and investment decision-making. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Flora Charbonnier

Doctoral Researcher

Flora works on distributed control, network optimisation and market design for the integration and application of distributed energy resources into power systems. Her interest is in High-Income Countries.

Renaldi Renaldi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Renaldi works on modelling & optimisation of active cooling technologies, thermal energy storage & district energy to achieve efficient, affordable & sustainable cooling systems

Yifu Ding

Doctoral Researcher

Yifu works on the techno-economic model for off-grid systems in energy-poor communities in developing countries, enabling the least-cost control operation & local electricity trading.

Aniq Ahsan

Doctoral Researcher

Aniq is interested in energy systems modelling, carbon emissions and optimisation. His DPhil focuses on modelling and simulation tools for the assessment of long-distance renewable energy farms.

Sivapriya Bhagavathy

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Priya has more than a decade of experience in the energy transition interweaving technology, regulation and policy paradigms. Her research focuses on multi-vector and multi-dimensional transfer of energy.

Claire Halloran

Doctoral Researcher

Claire's doctoral research focuses on the spatial and temporal location of energy storage to incorporate more variable renewable generation and electrified loads into electricity networks.

 

Mallory Newman

Personal Assistant

Mallory is Malcolm's personal assistant. She focuses on optimising Malcolm's schedule, time management and response rate. She keeps the group afloat and organised.

Jonathan Wheeler

Electronics Support Engineer

Jonathan is the group's electronics support engineer. He designs and makes stuff and runs experiments to help the various research projects. He likes solving technical challenges.

Stephanie Hirmer

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Stephi helps to deliver energy services that create value for marginalised communities. Her work focuses on Low-Income Countries. She is the Research Manager at the Climate Compatible Growth Programme.

Ibrahim Bello

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ibrahim is a Researcher at the EPG. He works on implementing low-cost nano grids for rural communities focusing on reliable data communications & analysis of energy consumption data.

Miriam Zachau Walker

Doctoral Researcher

Miriam is interested in intersections of technology & policy to expand access to clean, affordable energy. Her research focuses on the flexibility requirements of highly renewable energy systems. 

Maximus Byamukama

Postdoctoral Researcher

Max works on developing embedded instrumentation devices for remote DC Nanogrids in rural Africa focusing on high-resolution energy measurement & long-range communication. His interest is in IoT frameworks. 

Nicole Miranda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nicole is a Researcher & Programme Manager for the Future of Cooling Programme. She looks at how passive technologies can mitigate the increasing energy demands for cooling. 

Scot Wheeler

Postdoctoral Researcher

Scot works at the interface between flexible energy technologies, energy markets, and user engagement in the design of smart local energy systems. He works on project LEO.

Alycia Leonard

Doctoral Researcher

Alycia works on geospatial system planning and distribution grid design for community-appropriate rural electrification and energy access. She also works on the Climate Compatible Growth Programme.

Avinash Vijay

Postdoctoral Researcher

Vijay works on modelling and optimisation of flexible demand-side assets for energy systems. His interests span across energy system analysis, storage and buildings.

Nisrine Kebir

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nisrine's main research interests are renewable energy systems modelling and optimisation. She currently focuses on designing Robust Extra Low-Cost Nanogrids to help speed up energy access.

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Collaborators

Thomas Morstyn

Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Hindolo George-Williams

Lecturer at De Montfort University

 

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