Miss Desen Kirli

Research Associate in Analysis and Modelling of Electrical a



4.115 Faraday Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


As a sustainable energy engineer, my ultimate goal is to use my research to contribute to the decarbonisation of the electricity system. This involves investigating innovative smart grid solutions using state-of-the-art technologies like blockchain, smart contracts and artificial intelligence. In a nutshell, my PhD research explores the techno-economic potential of peer-to-peer energy trading and energy storage. In this scenario, we maximise our local consumption which reduces the stress on the grid and decreases our reliance on centrally generated and fossil-fuelled supply.


Academic Qualifications: 

  • Master of Engineering (Hons), Engineering in Sustainable Energy, University of Edinburgh, 2018


Teaching Assistant:

  • Fluid Mechanics 2
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Control Engineering 3
  • Power Systems 3

Project Supervision/Co-Supervision:

  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems thesis
  • MSc Advanced Power Engineering

Research Interests: 

  • Smart local energy systems
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Smartgrid
  • Peer-to-peer trading
  • Energy storage
  • Distribution network simulations