Founder and Head of Islands Laboratory Associate Professor Global Energy and Resources Energy, Environment, Resource Nexus, Sustainability, Strategy
Catalina is an expert in the whole energy system and resource nexus modelling, scenarios and business models, implementation of practical solutions at the ground and innovation. Catalina's research interests revolve around energy - resource nexus - climate change - environment, interdisciplinary issues in island nations, with great interest in green artificial islands design. She developed several mathematical models to inform policy and decision makers on where investments should be made, scenario analysis under different climate conditions, disaster risk reduction and resilience.
Energy Systems Modelling, Demand management, Electric vehicles
Eleni is a Knowledge Management officer at Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and a part time Phd student at UCL Energy Institute. Her research is on the impact of future interconnections, demand management and electric vehicles integration in the Greek Islands. Eleni has experience in data collection and management, energy modelling and renewable energy projects development.
Priscila' expertise focuses on water-energy nexus and regulatory frameworks. She is a lawyer with experience in energy and environmental laws and is currently doctoral researcher at UCL Energy Institute. She works on metrics, questionnaires, interviews with a focus on the SDG agenda, governance and justice for water-energy nexus.
Selman's work focuses on energy, building materials, technologies and a circular vision for sustainable growth in the built environment in islands and cities. He has a background in architecture and environmental design and engineering. He is currently a PhD student at Energy Institute.
Energy, Power Systems, Renewable Energy, Electrical Engineering
Mustafa' research focuses on techno-economic analysis of renewable energy, storage and interconnections in Turkish islands. He has a background in electrical and electronic engineering.
Energy Systems Modelling, Waste to Energy
Chris has a background in mechanical engineering, focusing on traditional renewables as well as emerging ocean-based sources. He is currently researching for his PhD, focusing on the potential for transforming the Scottish islands into ircular energy and resource hubs, considering optimal energy and resource balances alongside circular economy principles for clusters of islands.
Daisy's research focuses on the contribution of industries to sustainable development. She studies the management of energy, natural resources and environmental impacts with corporations, and the integration of sustainability in corporate strategy and decision-making processes. She will include case studies of companies operating on island in Europe. She has a background in management engineering and quantitative techniques for decision-making.
Stacey is an Environmental Planner with SEV Consulting Group. Her research is on achieving sustainability and energy reform in the islands of The Bahamas. Her background is in marine biology, environmental and conservation planning, and sustainability indicators.
Past Research Collaborators
Energy Systems Modelling, Power Engineering, Hydropower, SDGs
Tola's research focuses on the development of interconnections and a regional electricity market in West Africa in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. She has a background in power systems engineering, with several years of experience in sustainable building services designs.
Engineering, Life-cycle assessment, Electric Vehicles
Dimitri is a mechanical/environmental engineer with experience on the design and dimensioning of an electric sport car concept. His current research is on the electrification of transportation in the Greek Islands, analysing the potential environmental and financial benefits.
Luiza Potter Haussen
Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy, Resource Management
Luiza has 8 years' experience working with energy use in the built environment, sustainable design and renewable energy implementation. She has worked mainly in hospitality, healthcare and telecom sectors. Her academic research focuses in energy modelling, data analysis and resource planning for islands.
Energy resources, SDGs, Circular economy
Julia is an architect with experience in energy, resources and sustainability focusing on the built environment and materials, mining. Julia has experience in empirical case studies, data management, visualisation, mapping SDGs for energy-materials nexus.
Past Research Collaborators
Energy Internet, Integrated design, Modelling of low-carbon energy systems; Thermal power systems
Jing is an Assistant Professor in China-UK Low Carbon College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Her research mainly focuses on the integrated design, modelling and simulation of multi-energy complementary systems based on gas turbine, fuel cell and renewable energy generation systems. She has experience in projects of Energy Internet, Distributed Energy Systems of solar, wind, biomass and fossil fuels.
Past Research Collaborators
Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems Analysis, Mechanics Based Design
Emily did her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, studying mechanical engineering. While she visited UCL she contributed by analysing interconnections of electrical grids in the Caribbean.