- 1st January 2016
Catalina Spataru is a Lecturer in Energy Systems and Networks, Course Director of the MRes Energy Demand Studies and the co-founder of the UCL group Energy Space Time. Her research focuses primarily on modelling of whole energy system. Catalina is mainly interested in vulnerabilities of coupling energy networks, resource nexus governance and modelling from the energy systems perspective, the expansion of smart super grids and its challenges, islands.
Catalina has collaborated with major industrial partners during her research, helping shape energy systems models, gas and electricity networks. She has also written for The Conversation. She is regularly invited as a speaker both in academic and professional circles, public engagement events and media, appearing on television and in newspapers. She is the regional representative of the IEEE Women in Power (Region 8 – Europe) and served as scientific chair for a number of international conferences.
Catalina teaches smart energy systems, energy systems modelling and communication skills to postgraduate students (MSc and MREs students).
She likes travelling, reading and doing art, some of her work can be seen at http://www.catalina-art.co.uk.
You can find out more about Catalina’ s academic work here: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=CSPAT02.
Catalina Spataru on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catalina-spataru-20708a47.