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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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Post-Doctoral Job Opportunity at the CSD (closes 17th May 2021)

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Post-Doctoral Position to Investigate System Dynamic Modelling of the Water-Land-Energy Nexus

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Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at:

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ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill has been featured by Turner and Townsend as part of their 'Perspectives' series, speaking about the disruption of the pandemic and the challenge of building sustainability and resilience into the recovery.

Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

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Read Dick Fenner's blog entry on the current state of sustainability in civil engineering at the Institution of Civil Engineer's website, where Dick explores explores progress towards sustainability in the UK construction sector.

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