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2017 Dr Hanif Rastgoftar

Hanif Rastgoftar joined the Centre in 2011 to pursue his PhD studies and interdisciplinary research in conjunction with energy generation, technology management, sustainability and smart grid. 

Hanif got his Master's in Energy Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2007, whilst he had a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, both with Honours. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded a national honour for his academic achievements by Iran's President at that time, M. Khatami, and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Prior to joining the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge as a PhD student, Hanif had some years of work experience in the energy and electricity sector. He is interested in areas of research such as energy efficiency, electricity - energy policy, energy economy, smart grid, renewable energy, distributed generation, sustainable development, technology management, climate change mitigation, systems engineering and control engineering.

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New Research Project announced

Jan 04, 2021

Dick Fenner and Andre Serrenho have secured funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme as part of a large consortium including colleagues in Land Economy.

Award for Blue Green Cities research

Jun 14, 2020

Dick Fenner and Malcolm Morgan have been awarded the Robert Alfred Carr Prize for their paper entitled: Spatial evaluation of the multiple benefits of sustainable drainage systems.

Widening Horizons update published

Feb 12, 2020

Dick Fenner and Charles Ainger have recently updated their 2006 paper (co-authored with Peter Guthrie and Heather Cruickshank) "Widening engineering horizons: addressing the complexity of sustainable development" to examine how much progress towards sustainability the civil engineering profession has made in each of the eight key areas defined in the original paper.

Perspectives on Urban Flood Resilience - Blog

Feb 12, 2020

Dick Fenner has compiled and edited a special themed edition of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions A Journal on urban flood resilience, published in February 2020.

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