Three EDRC Academics Recognised as Highly Ranked Scholars by ScholarGPS

News 25 June, 2024

EDRC are happy to announce that Professor Stefan Bouzarovski, Professor Meysam Qadrdan and Professor Mari Martiskainen have all been named Highly Ranked Scholars by ScholarGPS. This scholarly analytics platform ranks academics based on their publications, profiles, and other relevant criteria to track and accelerate research. ScholarGPS recognised our three EDRC members for being some of the most productive in their field, and for the profound impact and quality of their work.

 

Professor Stefan Bouzarovski

Stefan Bouzarovski, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Manchester and Co-investigator in the EDRC Place theme, ranked 1st in research on Poverty. His research and policy contributions have focused on the development of new conceptual and methodological approaches to address urban social inequalities, particularly in relation to low-carbon transformations and environmental governance.

His scientific work has been published in more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in leading human geography, social environmental science, energy, and urban studies journals. To address energy inequalities, Stefan has worked closely with local, global, and national policy organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations, International Energy Agency, UK Government and Parliament, and the European Union (EU).

Reflecting on his achievement, Professor Bouzarovski stated, “I am humbled to have received this recognition. As with all research, this is the product of many collaborations across disciplines and countries – a fundamentally collective effort with academics and practitioners in the energy, social science, and inequality domains. I look forward to extending and developing many of these collaborations within EDRC in the period to come.”

 

Professor Meysam Qadrdan

Meysam Qadrdan, Professor in Energy Networks and Systems at Cardiff University and Co-investigator in the EDRC Flexibility theme, has ranked 2nd in System Integration. He is an Industrial Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was an EPSRC Innovation Fellow from 2018 to 2022. Meysam’s research covers the expansion and operational planning of integrated energy systems at different scales from buildings to the national level. In EDRC, he focuses on the impacts of providing flexibility from the demand sectors, particularly the domestic heat sector, on the cost-effective and secure operation of the GB future electricity system.

 

Professor Mari Martiskainen

Mari Martiskainen, EDRC Director and Professor of Energy and Society at the University of Sussex Business School, ranked 6th in the Low-carbon economy category, recognising her  innovative work over the past five years. Her interest lies in how we can transition energy, housing, and transport systems to help create a just and fair Net Zero society. Alongside her research, Mari has worked with a range of stakeholders and partners, including policymakers, NGOs, industry, and community organisations.

Commenting on the news, she said “At EDRC, we research the unique opportunity to realize benefits from energy demand reductions across industry, businesses, transport, and homes. These achievements highlight the dedication of our EDRC members to their academic work, as well as our team’s international reach.”

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures of Professor Stefan Bouzarovski

Professor Stefan Bouzarovski

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Professor Meysam Qadrdan

 

 

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Professor Mari Martiskainen