Katarina Knezovic (2)

Katarina Knezovic is a PhD student in Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and is visiting us for 4 months (February – May 2016). Her PhD is focused on electric vehicle integration and impact onto the distribution systems. Her research interests include power-system modeling, distribution networks, and grid-coupling of electric vehicles with emphasis on local distribution services, as well as the system-wide services they can provide. Katarina’s PhD is funded by the Danish research project “NIKOLA –  Intelligent Electrical Vehicle Integration”.

Li YehongLi Yehong is a PhD in Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and is visiting us for 3 months (from February to April 2016). Her PhD is focused on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Linked Data for Energy Management Optimization in District level. Her research interests include District Energy Management, Building Energy Management, Energy Performance Assessment, Linked Data application in energy management, as well as Smart City and Smart Building. Li’s PhD is funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC).


Alejandro Bo Andreu is a Master student of Industrial Engineering from UPV Valencia in Spain. Alejandro is visiting us for 4 months (February-May 2016) and is conducting an experimental investigation of a SETS (Smart Electric Thermal Storage) space heating device to inform our demand-side modelling capability.

YMa_PhotoYrjo Majanne is a lecturer and a project manager from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He is visiting UCD for one month i.e. May 2016. His background is control engineering and his research interests are integration of energy systems and flexible and environmentally efficient use of thermal energy conversion processes. Yrjo’s recent research activities are improvement of load tracking capacity and ultra-low load operation of fluidized bed boilers by means of process and control development, and development of new type of  flexibility in combined heat and power generation utilizing district heating networks as energy storage. The common goal is to introduce more flexibility to generation side to balance the operation of future energy systems.


Nina Ortiz is a Master student of Energy Engineering from ENSI Poitiers in France. Nina is visiting the Energy Institute for the months of June and July 2016. While here she will be examining and refining an existing UCD model of the performance of a SETS (Smart Electric Thermal Storage) device so that the predicted results more accurately match experimental results from a real device.