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People in the Energy and Power Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

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Our People

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Wheeler

Electronics Support Engineer

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

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.

Stephanie Hirmer

Senior Researcher

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

Katherine Collett

Senior 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.

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. 

Farhad Billimoria

DPhil Candidate

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

DPhil Candidate

Flora works on the coordination of distributed energy resources using reinforcement learning and convex optimisation. Her focus is on residential energy flexibility resources such as electric cars and smart heating.

Yifu Ding

DPhil Candidate

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

DPhil Candidate

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.

Claire Halloran

DPhil Candidate

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.

Scot Wheeler

Senior 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

Postdoctoral Researcher

Alycia works in geospatial energy systems modelling as part of the Climate Compatible Growth programme. Her research focuses on the design of inclusive energy access systems in low- and middle-income countries.

Elnaz Azizi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elnaz works within Project LEO, primarily on Future System Planning. Her research focuses on using University and County buildings as energy assets in demand-side response schemes through data analysis and system modelling.

Christopher Hull

DPhil Candidate

Chris is interested in the technical and economic challenges of electrifying transport in developing countries. He is also involved in developing a cost-effective battery retrofit for minibus taxis in South Africa.

Rebecca Perriment

DPhil Candidate


Becky's doctoral research focuses on energy usage and battery lifetime in off-grid electricity systems in developing countries, using operational data.


Mónica Sagastuy-Breña

DPhil Candidate

Mónica’s research focuses on developing successful energy strategies through Mapping System Transformation methodology. Her work has a special focus in the Mexican case study, but is intended to be applicable in general.

Jesus Lizana

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marie Curie Fellow

Jesus focusses on technical challenges towards low carbon climate-responsive buildings. He works on ResCool, a H2020 Marie Curie Project to support the climate-resilient design of cities under heatwaves.

Abdullah Alotaiq

DPhil Candidate

Abdullah’s research focuses on how resource-rich economies can maintain an edge in a decarbonised world. Specifically, focusing on renewable energy capacity planning, stranded assets and innovative energy-sector business models.



Thomas Morstyn

Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Hindolo George-Williams

Lecturer at De Montfort University

Nisrine Kebir

Sivapriya Bhagavathy



Anna Clements