Decarbonising Transport through Electrification, a Whole System Approach (DTE)

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The proposed multidisciplinary network for Decarbonizing Transport through Electrification (DTE) will bring together research expertise to address the challenges of interactions between energy networks, future electric vehicle charging infrastructure ( including roadside wireless charging, the shift to autonomous vehicles), electric and hybrid aircraft and electrification of the rail network. The DTE network will bring together industry, academia and the public sector to identify the challenges limiting current implementation of an electrified, integrated transport system across the automotive, aerospace and rail sectors. The network will develop and sustain an interdisciplinary team to solve these challenges, leveraging external funding from both public and private sectors, aiming to be become self sustainable in future and growing to establish an International Conference. The network will be inclusive, with a focus EDI and mechanisms to support colleagues such as early career researchers.
The DTE network will address low-carbon transport modes (road, rail and airborne) alongside associated electricity infrastructures to support existing and deliver future mobility needs, treating these as an integrated system embedded within the electricity energy vector with the goal of decarbonising the transport sector. It will explore drivers for change within the transport system including technology innovation, individual mobility needs and economic requirements for change alongside environmental and social concerns for sustainability and consider the role, social acceptance and impact of policies and regulations to result in emissions reduction. The network has three key "Work Streams" focusing on: (i) vehicular technologies; (ii) charging infrastructure; (iii) energy systems. These will be underpinned by cross-cutting themes around large scale data analysis and human factors. The network also has a dedicated Work Stream on people-based activities to enable us to widen our dissemination and impact across other communities. The outcome of the DTE network is expected to transform current practices and research in the decarbonization of transport (considering a number of different perspectives).

Planned Impact

The formation of the DTE network and the pilot projects generated as a direct result of its activities will benefit a wide range of individuals and organisations in addressing these emissions problems through electrification. The DTE network will also work with SMEs to explore opportunities for exploitation of results.

The impact of our research work on beneficiaries will be delivered through sustained stakeholder engagement; an Advisory Board; through the Integration forum; Technology Transfer; Exploitation & Application; Academic and Research Impact; Training of Future Leaders, Communication & Dissemination; and Cross-portfolio collaboration. The resources for implementation of the impact plan are detailed in the Justification of Resources.

Researchers working on vehicle technologies, charging infrastructure and the electrical supply networks will benefit from working together, gaining a greater understanding of the drivers and limitations of each others technologies, and how working particularly at the interfaces between these components of a wholly electrified system may enable mutually beneficial developments.

Researchers working across the project, will benefit from greater collaboration with industrial partners, helping them to understand the key challenges faced by different aspects of the industrial environment. Industry partners in turn will benefit from innovations originating from their academic partners.

Both academics and industry partners will benefit from working with public sector organisations, gaining additional context to the issues affecting their technologies in terms of both policy and implementation.

All partners will benefit from the improved understanding of the contextual drivers (economic, psychology, cybersecurity/data analytics and societal aspects) which affect the implementation and take up of proposed solutions.

All partners will benefit from the accelerated progress which will be made by the focused activities of the network and the opportunities it will present in gaining support from involvement in multidisciplinary projects and leveraging additional funding.

The UK will benefit from the advances the network and its activities will make in achieving decarbonisation of the transport sector and the consequent increase in its competitiveness.
The general public will benefit from the reduced emissions generated as a result of the research and networks activities.

The skills developed by the research body during DTE Network will be highly sought within industry and academic roles. Our researchers will become the next generation of highly trained specialists who will lead the future decarbonisation o transport through electrification.

We are planning to establish links the other projects in the EPSRC Decarbonising Transport Networks + for cross-learning and wider dissemination of the results.

At the end of the project we'll organise an international conference to grow our network and disseminate the results.

Organisations

Publications

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Abdulrahem H (2020) Thermal Analysis and Temperature Distribution of Two-Layer and Spoke-Type Ferrite Interior Permanent Magnet Machine in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

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Aliwa E (2021) Cyberattacks and Countermeasures for In-Vehicle Networks in ACM Computing Surveys

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Chu S (2021) Design of stiffened panels for stress and buckling via topology optimization in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

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Geronikolos I (2021) An exploration of electric-car mobility in Greece: A stakeholders' perspective in Case Studies on Transport Policy

 
Description Consultation Electric Vehicle charging strategy for Wales
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2020-12/electric-vehicle-charging-strategy-consu...
 
Description Liana Cipcigan Member of Transport and Energy Planning working group at Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://evenergytaskforce.com/
 
Description Liana Cipcigan, participant at COP26 Zero Emission Vehicles campaign - Air Quality and Health Expert workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Aircraft to Grid (A2G): Hybrid and Smart Charging for Electric Aircraft
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 10/2021
 
Description Birmingham University, Power electronics autotransformers for 3x25 kV traction systems, EPSRC IAA
Amount £50,763 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 02/2021
 
Description Feasibility of using repurposed Li-ion batteries in stationary applications, EPSRC IAA
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description GRid flexibility by Electrifying Energy Networks for Airport (GREEN Airport)
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department Supergen Energy Networks Hub
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Description Low-cost electric Land Rovers for farmers and landowners
Amount £329,333 (GBP)
Funding ID 80658 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description Solar-Hydrogen-Storage Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Future Cities
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description Sustainable urban power supply through intelligent control and enhanced restoration of AC/DC networks
Amount £604,562 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T021985/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description i-gCar4ITS: Innovative and green carrier development for intelligent transportation system applications
Amount £29,933 (GBP)
Funding ID Res41067 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 11/2023
 
Description Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure, Liana Cipcigan 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expert contribution to the "Integration of Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure with distribution grid: Global review, India's gap analyses and way forward" report.
Collaborator Contribution Acces to data.
Impact "Integration of Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure with distribution grid: Global review, India's gap analyses and way forward" report was published.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Federated machine learning for the decarbonisation of transport with electric vehicles 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project aims to explore the understanding of the relationship between electric vehicles, communications, machine learning and economic development related to the integration of EVs into the energy ecosystem. This project will establish collaboration between researchers from Quebec (Polytechnique Montreal) and Wales (Cardiff University) also building on extensive ecosystems in this area within both regions, involving industry partners such as Thales NDEC (ResilientWorks), and integration of EVs into the energy ecosystem in a transport electrification framework. Organise a joint workshop in Cardiff to promote exchanges between researchers.
Collaborator Contribution Develop knowledge and new technologies using machine learning and communications for optimal integration of EVs with a sustainable energy ecosystem. Machine Learning models can use the profile of EVs to predict their future actions (e.g. consuming or supplying energy) & potential battery usage profiles. Develop innovative federated learning techniques for the prediction of EV consumption/supply profiles. Organise a joint workshop in Quebec to promote exchanges between researchers.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Federated machine learning for the decarbonisation of transport with electric vehicles 
Organisation École Polytechnique de Montréal
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project aims to explore the understanding of the relationship between electric vehicles, communications, machine learning and economic development related to the integration of EVs into the energy ecosystem. This project will establish collaboration between researchers from Quebec (Polytechnique Montreal) and Wales (Cardiff University) also building on extensive ecosystems in this area within both regions, involving industry partners such as Thales NDEC (ResilientWorks), and integration of EVs into the energy ecosystem in a transport electrification framework. Organise a joint workshop in Cardiff to promote exchanges between researchers.
Collaborator Contribution Develop knowledge and new technologies using machine learning and communications for optimal integration of EVs with a sustainable energy ecosystem. Machine Learning models can use the profile of EVs to predict their future actions (e.g. consuming or supplying energy) & potential battery usage profiles. Develop innovative federated learning techniques for the prediction of EV consumption/supply profiles. Organise a joint workshop in Quebec to promote exchanges between researchers.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Net Zero Transportation Infrastructure 
Organisation National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributions: Develop a Digital Twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Investigate how transport and energy link and impact each other, particularly how resilience of one influences the other. Assess regional energy needs under a changing climate. Assess Cyber-resilience due to the emerging connectivity of vehicles (V2V) and the V2I (Vehicle-to-infrastructure) connectivity.
Collaborator Contribution The partners received funding from Discovery Partners Institute ($125000) for the development of a digital twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Contributions: Develop methods to adapt existing control-theoretic techniques on resilient & guaranteed reachability to a road transportation network, with traffic signals as control inputs. Building/integrating data collection infrastructure for Chicago's digital twin. Apply the developed methods to a case study of a cyberattack resulting in a partial loss of control over the network.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Net Zero Transportation Infrastructure 
Organisation University of Illinois at Chicago
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributions: Develop a Digital Twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Investigate how transport and energy link and impact each other, particularly how resilience of one influences the other. Assess regional energy needs under a changing climate. Assess Cyber-resilience due to the emerging connectivity of vehicles (V2V) and the V2I (Vehicle-to-infrastructure) connectivity.
Collaborator Contribution The partners received funding from Discovery Partners Institute ($125000) for the development of a digital twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Contributions: Develop methods to adapt existing control-theoretic techniques on resilient & guaranteed reachability to a road transportation network, with traffic signals as control inputs. Building/integrating data collection infrastructure for Chicago's digital twin. Apply the developed methods to a case study of a cyberattack resulting in a partial loss of control over the network.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Net Zero Transportation Infrastructure 
Organisation University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributions: Develop a Digital Twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Investigate how transport and energy link and impact each other, particularly how resilience of one influences the other. Assess regional energy needs under a changing climate. Assess Cyber-resilience due to the emerging connectivity of vehicles (V2V) and the V2I (Vehicle-to-infrastructure) connectivity.
Collaborator Contribution The partners received funding from Discovery Partners Institute ($125000) for the development of a digital twin for transportation infrastructure with electric vehicles. Contributions: Develop methods to adapt existing control-theoretic techniques on resilient & guaranteed reachability to a road transportation network, with traffic signals as control inputs. Building/integrating data collection infrastructure for Chicago's digital twin. Apply the developed methods to a case study of a cyberattack resulting in a partial loss of control over the network.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Optimal scheduling of electric vehicle-integrated multi-energy system with high renewable generation 
Organisation Northumbria University
Department Physics and Electrical Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £67,188 from flexible funding to the project " Optimal scheduling of electric vehicle-integrated multi-energy system with high renewable generation" starting a collaboration in the field of multi-energy systems.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to develop a software tool for optimal energy management in a multi-vecor energy systems (MVES) with high penetration of electric vehicles and renewable energy sources. This study will evaluate the impact of various EV charging strategies, such as dumb, coordinated, and bi-directional charging on the MVESs. A key outcome of this project is a framework for optimal bidding/offering and self-scheduling strategies for EV charging stations in MVES. The integrated model will be validated with laboratory emulators and simulators at Northumbria University and OtaskiES.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Optimal scheduling of electric vehicle-integrated multi-energy system with high renewable generation 
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £67,188 from flexible funding to the project " Optimal scheduling of electric vehicle-integrated multi-energy system with high renewable generation" starting a collaboration in the field of multi-energy systems.
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to develop a software tool for optimal energy management in a multi-vecor energy systems (MVES) with high penetration of electric vehicles and renewable energy sources. This study will evaluate the impact of various EV charging strategies, such as dumb, coordinated, and bi-directional charging on the MVESs. A key outcome of this project is a framework for optimal bidding/offering and self-scheduling strategies for EV charging stations in MVES. The integrated model will be validated with laboratory emulators and simulators at Northumbria University and OtaskiES.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management 
Organisation Ricardo UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £59,657 from flexible funding to the project "The Renewable Powered Railway: Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management" opening collaboration in the decarbonisation through electrification of the rail sector.
Collaborator Contribution The Renewable Powered Railway project aims to reduce the energy demand from the grid and investment costs by railway electrification. This project will develop a renewable railway power network combining renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. An energy management system will be optimised to improve the whole system efficiency. The performance will be verified in a case study of Merseyrail. A roadmap for the future electrical railway decarbonisation projects will be developed.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management 
Organisation Riding Sunbeams
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £59,657 from flexible funding to the project "The Renewable Powered Railway: Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management" opening collaboration in the decarbonisation through electrification of the rail sector.
Collaborator Contribution The Renewable Powered Railway project aims to reduce the energy demand from the grid and investment costs by railway electrification. This project will develop a renewable railway power network combining renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. An energy management system will be optimised to improve the whole system efficiency. The performance will be verified in a case study of Merseyrail. A roadmap for the future electrical railway decarbonisation projects will be developed.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department School of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £59,657 from flexible funding to the project "The Renewable Powered Railway: Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management" opening collaboration in the decarbonisation through electrification of the rail sector.
Collaborator Contribution The Renewable Powered Railway project aims to reduce the energy demand from the grid and investment costs by railway electrification. This project will develop a renewable railway power network combining renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. An energy management system will be optimised to improve the whole system efficiency. The performance will be verified in a case study of Merseyrail. A roadmap for the future electrical railway decarbonisation projects will be developed.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot project, Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £59,657 from flexible funding to the project "The Renewable Powered Railway: Renewable Railway Power Network Design with Optimal Energy Management" opening collaboration in the decarbonisation through electrification of the rail sector.
Collaborator Contribution The Renewable Powered Railway project aims to reduce the energy demand from the grid and investment costs by railway electrification. This project will develop a renewable railway power network combining renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. An energy management system will be optimised to improve the whole system efficiency. The performance will be verified in a case study of Merseyrail. A roadmap for the future electrical railway decarbonisation projects will be developed.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing. No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £28965 from flexible funding to the project "Optimisation of wireless charging infrastructure deployment for bus services".
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to develop a methodology for the optimal deployment of Wireless Charging Lanes (WCLs) for electric buses used by public transport operators. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of WCL in metropolitan bus networks (using the network operated by Transport for London as a case study), with consideration of tangible key performance indicators (KPIs) such as upfront investment cost requirements, annual operating costs/savings, and emissions benefits.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Brunel University London
Department School of Engineering and Design
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £16,928 from flexible fund to the project "A data-driven approach for optimal distribution network operation with rapid charging infrastructure and large-scale battery storage" .
Collaborator Contribution This project will develop an innovative toolkit to enable active management of distribution networks to maximise the distribution network's voltage stability and minimise EV charging cost with large-scale battery storage.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Hitachi Europe Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £29,965 from flexible fund to the project "Optimisation of Intermittent Electrification of Rail Transport for Near-Term"
Collaborator Contribution Expand the DTE Network+ and address the short to mid-term challenges for decarbonisaiton of rail sector. The main aim of the project is to develop a prototype intermittent electrification tool that details the cost-percarbon-dioxide-saved for any rail route in the UK.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £28965 from flexible funding to the project "Optimisation of wireless charging infrastructure deployment for bus services".
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to develop a methodology for the optimal deployment of Wireless Charging Lanes (WCLs) for electric buses used by public transport operators. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of WCL in metropolitan bus networks (using the network operated by Transport for London as a case study), with consideration of tangible key performance indicators (KPIs) such as upfront investment cost requirements, annual operating costs/savings, and emissions benefits.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Loughborough University
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £29,965 from flexible fund to the project "Optimisation of Intermittent Electrification of Rail Transport for Near-Term"
Collaborator Contribution Expand the DTE Network+ and address the short to mid-term challenges for decarbonisaiton of rail sector. The main aim of the project is to develop a prototype intermittent electrification tool that details the cost-percarbon-dioxide-saved for any rail route in the UK.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation Transport for London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £28965 from flexible funding to the project "Optimisation of wireless charging infrastructure deployment for bus services".
Collaborator Contribution This project aims to develop a methodology for the optimal deployment of Wireless Charging Lanes (WCLs) for electric buses used by public transport operators. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of WCL in metropolitan bus networks (using the network operated by Transport for London as a case study), with consideration of tangible key performance indicators (KPIs) such as upfront investment cost requirements, annual operating costs/savings, and emissions benefits.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilot projects 
Organisation UK Power Networks
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution DTE Network+ awarded £16,928 from flexible fund to the project "A data-driven approach for optimal distribution network operation with rapid charging infrastructure and large-scale battery storage" .
Collaborator Contribution This project will develop an innovative toolkit to enable active management of distribution networks to maximise the distribution network's voltage stability and minimise EV charging cost with large-scale battery storage.
Impact The project just started, and the outputs will be communicated as the project is developing.
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Future of Fleet report, Liana Cipcigan 
Organisation BP (British Petroleum)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expert contribution to The Future of Fleet report.
Collaborator Contribution BP provided acces to data of the survey of fleet decision makers and expertise.
Impact The outcome of this collaboration is the publication of "The Future of Fleet Report" to help electric vehicles fleets prepare for the future. This report aims to assist the fleet managers in their decision to electrify their fleet of vehicles.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Conference "Energy Transitions 2018: Leadership in a climate of disruptive change", Session Four: Mapping the Road for Electric Vehicles, 19-20 March 2018
The focus of the session was on the future of electric vehicles, exploring technological innovations, potential regulatory frameworks and implications for resource stability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/all/conference/energy-transitions-2018
 
Description Conference speaker, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at Building Zero Carbon Britain Conference, 21 November 2019, London BE Built Environment Networking, Developing Solutions in the UK's "Highest Emitting Sector", 11 December, 2019
The focus of my presentation was on the need to make rapid changes in the transport industry to help tackle climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.built-environment-networking.com/news/uk-highest-emissions/
 
Description D Potoglou, The role of manufacturing materials and autonomous driving in preferences for cars: A cross-country comparison, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers - Windsor Chapter Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation stimulated an increased interest in our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cardiff.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=0e77bde8-eac5-4a56-b07b-acd300d5b80b
 
Description Driving the Electric Revolution, Engage with DTE Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact DTE Network+ investigators presented the challenges for decarbonisation of transport through electrification covering rail, aviation, and road sectors and how the DTE Network+ is expected to transform current practices and research in achieving transport decarbonisation goals.
Our presentation stimulated an increased interest in our research and solutions. After the presentation we were contacted from couple of companies to offer additional information of our research and discuss opportunities for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ktn-uk.org/events/engage-with-dte-network/
 
Description How will we travel, Decarbonising transport through electrification, Dubai Expo, student workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In partnership with Cardiff University's Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and the Decarbonising Transport through Electrification Network (DTE), this student workshop focused on the use of electricity as a transport fuel and discuss how it will change and influence the future of travel.
Moderators highlighted the key interdependencies between the systems of transportation, energy, data and society, along with discussions surrounding the decarbonisation of travel through electrification. The interactive format of the workshop engaged and encouraged audiences to present their views on how the electrification of travel could impact them.
Digital content and physical models were also on display at the UK Pavilion's Inspiration Gallery at Dubai Expo to complement the interesting discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/6302/workshop
 
Description Invitation to join a IEEE webinar discussion on the "The Texas Electric Power Crisis - What Happened?" on Friday, February 19, 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar drawn a group of experts and stakeholders, to discuss and shed light on the cold spell that hit the the electric grid system in the United States, in particular Texas in February 2021. It wreaked havoc with the electric power generation and delivery system there, putting large numbers of customers under rolling blackouts and long periods of power outages. The focus has been especially glaring and harsh for electric power grid in Texas.
In the webinar, the group of electric utility experts analyze the situation and provide their unique perspectives. I also was invited to join in discussion. The intent was to delve into the realities of the situation as well as discuss how the Smart Grid could have been helpful to mitigate the dire effects. The discussion covered wider implications, such as the use of electric vehicles (EV) and how unprepared current battery systems are under the these extreme temperature. This is closely related to this project's novel heating/cooling methods of EV batteries. I made this known to the esteemed panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://resourcecenter.smartgrid.ieee.org/education/webinar-slides/SGSLW0153.html
 
Description Invited speaker, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panelist at Decarbonising Transport Initiatives, The National Climate Change Conference 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theclimateconference.co.uk/
 
Description Liana Cipcigan, Climate needs action part 2: Decarbonising smart cities - pathways towards net zero port and airport cities, webinar organised by Connected Places Catapult, alongside UK Science & Innovation Network, British Embassy Bucharest, and British Embassy Sofia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar presented several examples of successful low carbon innovations linked to integrated mobility in smart cities and associated connectivity to airports and ports from the UK, Romania and Bulgaria. DTE Network+ presented Cardiff Airport decarbonisation plans with the focus on local based solutions on renewable energy sources to decarbonise cities and mobility. The webinar facilitated a lively debate informed by UK leadership in the move to smarter and greener cities designed to improve the quality of life of residents through enhancing the efficiency of transport, energy provision and healthcare through innovations. It also showcased innovations and opportunities in East Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://netofscience.org/portfolio/low-carbon-innovations-in-smart-cities-ports-airports-and-mobilit...
 
Description Liana Cipcigan, Doing Business in Romania, Trading opportunities with Wales, member of the panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This workshop was organised by Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid and supported by the Romanian Embassy in the UK, North-East Regional Development Agency and Enterprise Europe Network to explore business opportunities between Wales and Romania. I participated as an expert in decarbonisation of transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://cw-seswm.com/news/doing-business-in-romania-opportunities-for-welsh-businesses/
 
Description Liana Cipcigan, Invited expert to the rEV Index developed by Economist Impact supoorted by BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The rEV Index scores 40 regions across the UK on their readiness to transition to EVs. UK national-level scores are compared to 8 benchmark countries including China and European markets. The index framework-including the categories, indicators and scoring weights-has been developed based on research and analysis, and in consultation with industry experts and specialists from academia.
I was invited as an expert to contribute to this project supported by BP based on my expertise in charging infrastructure. The rEV Index was published by Economist Impact and received significant media coverage through The Economist Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://impact.economist.com/sustainability/project/the-rev-index/about-us/
 
Description Liana Cipcigan, panelist "Engaging citizens in the future of mobility" round table 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This roundtable event brought together policy makers, researchers and NGOs working on the future of mobility to explore where citizen voices would add value to policy making.
The roundtable identified eight topics on which citizen engagement and public dialogue would add value to policy thinking, development, and decisions.
A summary report was published with the results of this debate for the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sciencewise.org.uk/2020/10/engaging-citizens-in-the-future-of-mobility/
 
Description Member of Transport Research Innovation Board (TRIB) Delivery Team, Department for Transport, Dominic Dattero Snell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Assessing priority Research and Innovation (R&I) needs for Department for Transport, UK Government and Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP)
Evaluating decarbonisation roadmaps, Living Labs and Department for Transport Science Plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Member of Work Group 1 Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce Proposals to Action, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Define the responsibility, guidance and resources that exist and are needed to support public bodies and private organisations in the delivery, operation and maintenance of public EV charging infrastructure as an integrated part of the energy system.
Identify the stakeholders impacted as well as those who will be required to provide inputs and approach to maintain and developing advice and guidance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Member of the Wales Independent Review Panel, Dimitris Potoglou 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Review and Implementation of Local Authority Air Quality Measures in Wales, Welsh Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Roundtable, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Panelist at Business Leader Magazine Roundtable, "Future of the car", 22 April 2020
The roundtable discussions explored what the future holds for the concept of the car and how innovation is driving change. This important topic sparked interesting discussions afterwaeds and an article was published in Business Leader Magazine, 30 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.businessleader.co.uk/what-will-the-car-of-the-future-look-like/95232/
 
Description Roundtable, Liana Cipcigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Panelist at the "Engaging citizens in the future of mobility" round table on 24th of July 2020 organised by UKRI Sciencewise programme.
This online roundtable event was framed within the context of Covid-19 and the target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The discussions concluded with an overarching question of what kind of future we want to live in, and how different approaches towards mobility might take us towards or away from that future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sciencewise.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Sciencewise-future-of-mobility-event_summary-r...
 
Description Sustainable Transport - What does it mean for me?, Prof. Carol Featherston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation resulted in an increased interest in DTE Network+ activities and research challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.cardiffscientificsociety.org/programme.htm
 
Description Welsh Government, Dominic Dattero Snell 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribution to the Transport Demand Management scheme development e.g., Road User Charging (RUC), Low Emission Zones (LEZ)/Clean Air Zones (CAZ)
Contribution to the White Paper on a Clean Air Bill for Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020