Below is an overview of the (primary) research areas I am currently working on. If you have great ideas for collaboration or a thesis on these topics, get in touch!
In fact, there are many technically-feasible, economically-comparable alternatives. They are just normally hidden from view. That's why I work on optimisation methods that make these options available. An example is the SPORES algorithm. By bringing such options to the surface, I aim to expand the perception of what is possible, thereby supporting a more meaningful societal deliberation. Many of the projects that fund my current research are based on SPORES. Check out the full paper published in Joule.
RAMP is an open-source software I designed for the stochastic generation of any user-driven energy demand time series based on few simple inputs. It allows simulating user behaviour, from individual to thousands or millions of users, and understanding temporal demand dynamics at any scale. The RAMP-mobility application of the software is the newest: it generates 1-min aggregate mobility and charging profiles across all of Europe based solely on openly-available, easy-to gather data. Check out the project's website and GitHub repository.
With my contributions to the multi-scale open-source energy modelling framework Calliope, I provide approaches to: i) translate those essential small-scale technical details for a given research question into information that larger-scale models can handle; and ii) integrate information on the many possible planning decisions outside the system in the uncertainty analysis of the design space. This is what I am doing, for instance, in the WindSPORES project.