National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Staff Profile

Professor Chris Dent
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Chris is Professor of Industrial Mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

His principle research interests lie in methodology for security of supply risk analysis, and in large scale techno-economic modelling of energy systems - he also takes a much broader interest in energy systems analysis, including statistical modelling for reliability assessment, optimization of power system operation, energy system planning, integrated energy systems, renewable resource modelling, and the use of modelling evidence in policy and planning decisions. His most prominent industrial work has been in assisting National Grid with design of the GB Electricity Capacity Assessment Study since 2011.

In addition to his main appointment at Edinburgh, he is a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science.  In 2012 he won the IET Mike Sargeant Young Engineer Career Achievement Award, and he has also won a Durham University Award for Excellent in Research Impact. He is a Fellow of the OR Society, a Chartered Engineer, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. When not doing research on the boundary between industrial mathematics and energy systems analysis, he enjoys playing the cello and hill walking (in 2009 he became Munroist 4475).

Chris works on several CESI work packages, including:

  • WP2          Energy Supply
  • WP6          Multi-scale Architectures, Planning & Operation

In addition, he actively collaborates with WP1: Commercial, Regulatory & Policy Aspects