Postdoc researcher

ENSYS @ TU Berlin

Welcome! I am a researcher at the Department of Digital Transformation in Energy Systems (ENSYS) @ TU Berlin.

My research stands at the intersection of economics and operations research. The overarching goal is to provide empirical and computational evidence to guide public- and private sector stakeholders in dealing with challenges of energy transition. Generally, I enjoy using mathematical models to compute some stuff.

I believe in open science, and I try to contribute by sharing my code, data and teaching materials.

Aside of my research, I enjoy astrophotography, reading about space exploration, related discoveries and just good sci-fi books.

Interests
  • Energy economics
  • Mathematical models
  • Modelling for insight
  • Optimization
Education
  • PhD in Energy Economics, 2022

    Brandenburg University of Technology

  • MSc in Power Engineering, 2014

    Brandenburg University of Technology

  • BSc in Power Engineering, 2012

    ZSEA Ukraine

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Researcher
Mar 2022 – Present Berlin, Germany

Since 03.2022, I have joined the ENSYS @ TU Berlin group as a research scientist.

The ENSYS is a group of energy system modelers researching the most cost-effective pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in energy systems. ENSYS staff maintains the PyPSA ecosystem - an open-source python environment for state-of-the-art energy system modelling.

My work is mainly focused on the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030 project funded by Google.

 
 
 
 
 
Research fellow | PhD student
Oct 2014 – Feb 2022 Cottbus, Germany

In the period of 10.2014 - 02.2022, I was a research fellow at the Chair of Energy Economics at BTU. I have carried out research on energy economics & energy systems modeling. The topics included infrastructure investments, decisions under uncertainty, risk-aversion, sector coupling and energy auctions. I was also involved in the acquisition and implementation of third-party research projects with energy industry and government stakeholders.

I finished my PhD under supervision of Prof. Felix Müsgens. My cumulative PhD thesis is titled ‘Modeling challenges of modern energy markets: studies on uncertainty, complexity, and constant change’ and is published in open access.

In this period, my PhD supervisor and I developed a study course at BTU, named ‘Energy systems modelling’. The class focuses on the intersection of energy economics, operations research and systems modelling. The teaching materials are available on GitHub. The course gets usually very warm feedback from students.

In Autumn 2019, I did a research stay in a Sustainable Energy Systems Integration & Transitions Group headed by Dr. Madeleine McPherson at UVIC, Victoria BC, Canada. My work there focused on robust optimization algorithms applied to electricity system expansion problems. Victoria BC is simply a fantastic place.