Nicolas Kelly, BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE


  • 75 Montrose St, James Weir Building


    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Able to supervise PhD projects in the area of the built environment, small scale and community energy systems and energy demand.


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Personal profile

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Buildings
  • Building-integrated microgeneration and renewable energy systems
  • Modelling and monitoring of building energy performance
  • Modelling of renewable energy systems
  • Modelling and testing of microgeneration devices
  • Technical software development.

Education/Academic qualification



Bachelor of Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

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Research Output

An optimisation study on integrating and incentivising Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in a dwelling energy system

Oluleye, G., Allison, J., Kelly, N. & Hawkes, A. D., 29 Apr 2018, In : Energies. 11, 5, 17 p., 1095.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    16 Downloads (Pure)

    Assessing domestic heat storage requirements for energy flexibility over varying timescales

    Allison, J., Bell, K., Clarke, J., Cowie, A., Elsayed, A., Flett, G., Oluleye, G., Hawkes, A., Hawker, G., Kelly, N., Manuela Marinho de Castro, M., Sharpe, T., Shea, A., Strachan, P. & Tuohy, P., 25 May 2018, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 136, p. 602-616 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    51 Downloads (Pure)


    Detailed simulation of the indoor environment to aid ventilation system design in low energy houses

    Author: Bocanegra-Yanez, M. D. C., 7 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Strachan, P. (Supervisor) & Kelly, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Modelling and analysis of energy demand variation and uncertainty in small-scale domestic energy systems

    Author: Flett, G. H., 25 Apr 2017

    Supervisor: Kelly, N. (Supervisor) & Clarke, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Best Paper Award - World Renewable Energy Congress X

    Nicolas Kelly (Recipient), Arnaud Ete (Recipient), O. Ulleberg (Recipient) & G. Hoffheinz (Recipient), Jul 2008

    Prize: Other distinction

  • ICE Baker Medal

    Nicolas Kelly (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations:Retrofitting for energy efficiency - will it be worth it in the end?

    Gioele Figus (Organiser), Antonios Katris (Organiser), Christian Calvillo Munoz (Organiser), Ragne Low (Organiser), Karen Turner (Organiser), Alf Young (Chair), Nicolas Kelly (Speaker), Sara Davidson (Speaker), Anthony Kyriakides (Speaker)
    21 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesTo be assigned

    Energy Policy Effectiveness - First Evidence Review (Event)

    Nicolas Kelly (Advisor)
    2 Feb 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


    Building performance simulation with computational modelling software enables practitioners to realise a low carbon built environment.

    Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant), Nicolas Kelly (Participant), Paul Strachan (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards