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Whole energy systems, Hydrogen transition, Multivector energy integration, Power system modeling, simulation and analysis

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Personal Statement

As a Lead R&D Engineer at PNDC, my key role is to develop and deliver a portfolio of technical research and innovation projects in whole energy system, with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing. The research focusses on the integration of heat and transport into the electricity vector and the role of hydrogen in the transition to net-zero. I have more than a decade of professional experience in the energy transition interweaving technology, regulation and policy paradigms. I have an undergraduate in electrical and electronics engineering, masters in energy systems, and a doctoral degree in electrical engineering. I have worked both in industry and academia enabling me to seamlessly bridge the expectations of partners and stakeholders in collaborations. My current research focuses on whole system energy transition including multi-vector and multi-dimensional transfer of energy.

Areas of expertise: Whole system perspective of energy analysis, Challenges and opportunities in Hydrogen, Stimulating Innovation in SMEs, Energy technology and policy interactions, Renewable energy systems design and operation (DC nano grid, AC microgrid, and large scale AC smart grids), Integration of domestic storage (thermal and electrical), Distributed generation/load for demand-side management, electric vehicle infrastructure planning, ancillary services from electric vehicles, power system modeling, simulation, and analysis.

I blog at https://www.priyaresearch.com/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Investigation of technical barriers and solutions for high penetration of photovoltaic systems in the UK, Northumbria University, Faculty of Engineering and Environment

16 Oct 201411 Jun 2018

Award Date: 11 Jun 2018

Master of Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering

20062008

Award Date: 8 Aug 2008

Bachelor of Technology (not to be confused with BTEC), Electrical and Electronics Engineering

20022006

Award Date: 24 Apr 2007

Keywords

  • whole energy systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Hydrogen transition
  • Energy storage
  • Power system modeling, simulation and analysis
  • impact evaluation

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