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Prof Simons appointed the Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Energy Centre

Published: Mar 22, 2015 11:29:56 PM

UCL Australia 2014 Annual Report now released

Published: Feb 19, 2015 4:05:55 AM

The future of UCL Australia

Published: Feb 13, 2015 12:18:15 AM


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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Carmen Wouters

Ms Carmen Wouters

Carmen graduated with an MSc in Energy Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium which featured a year focusing on power systems and renewable energy, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. She joined UCL at their Adelaide campus on a BHP Billiton scholarship to pursue a PhD looking at the interdisciplinary modeling and optimisation of the design, operation and regulation of microgrids.

Carmen is supervised jointly by Dr Adrian James (School of Energy and Resources, UCL) and Professor Eric Fraga (Centre for Process Systems Engineering, UCL). 

Prior to joining UCL, Carmen undertook an engineering internship with BASF Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China. Her research interests lie at the interface between electricity regulation and techno-economic modelling to support the development of a cost effective, reliable and sustainable future energy supply system. 

Carmen has recently presented at All-Energy Australia 2013. Read about her presentation on ‘Optimal design of a microgrid: A case study in South Australia’.