Liana Cipcigan, Prof.

School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Leader Sustainable Transport research theme, Director Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Leader Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE) Network+
United Kingdom

Liana Cipcigan is leading Sustainable Transport cross-cutting theme at Cardiff University. She is the Director of Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and leader of Transport Futures Research Network. She was at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade being recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids leading the £1M EPSRC Network+ “Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE), a Whole system approach”. She has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, working in the Energy Insights department responsible for Future Energy Scenarios. She has held as PI and Co-I grants in the excess of £7M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, EU FP7/H2020 and industry. She is a member of BSI technical committee ESL/120 Electrical Energy Storage, European IEC/TC120 Electrical Energy Storage and Wales Smart Energy System Group. She gave evidence to Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee “EV charging in Wales” at Welsh Assembly (2018) and to Committee on Climate Change as a member of the “Reducing emissions from transport” panel, November 2018.