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People Mr Matthew Deakin

DPhil Candidate, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy


Matthew Deakin

DPhil Candidate, Environmental Change Institute

Matthew is an Engineering Science DPhil student being supervised by Professor Malcolm McCulloch and Professor David Howey of the Energy and Power Group at the University of Oxford. His DPhil is supported by a Clarendon Scholarship.

Matthew received an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in July 2015, during which he focused on electrical and information engineering disciplines. During his undergraduate degree he undertook placements at Huawei, BP and Ottawa Instrumentation. 

For the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy he is looking at how the optimal design of distribution networks changes with high penetration of renewables, investigating the use of energy storage to reduce distribution costs.

Matthew’s research interests include the system design of electricity networks for the 21st century benchmarked against the ‘energy trilemma’, including the integration of energy storage, renewable energy, smart- and micro- grids.