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Prof Nazmiye Ozkan

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Cranfield University

Professor Nazmiye Ozkan has a chair in Sustainable Energy Transitions and is head of Centre for Energy Systems and Strategy at Cranfield University in the UK. She is the UK National Director of the global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Centre, funded by the USA, UK, Canada and Australia governments. She will be leading the economics, policy and markets work package for the development of responsible and net-zero hydrogen technologies and systems. Building on her interdisciplinary training as an urban planner, her research focuses on energy systems modelling and spatial understanding of energy system transitions and associated implications for policy and planning. Using mixed methods, her research develops socio-technical frameworks, models and tools. She led and took part several projects on how the hydrogen economy may develop in the UK, including in road and air transport and domestic sectors. She was a secondee to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Strategy Directorate to provide analytical support to the ‘Carbon Plan’ using UK MARKAL Energy System model in 2011. Nazmiye holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

H2 and other industries: Airports integrated into inter-community strategies, panel on: Introducing green propulsion in Europe: A hypothesis for airports and airlines, Passenger Terminal Conference, June 15-17 2022, Paris, France.

Shake up the System: How do we achieve meaningful change in society for a fair climate future: Together for a Fair Climate Future, Online Conference, Sustainability First, 21-22 September 2021.

Hydrogen Systems for Transport, Net Zero Research Conference, 20-23 April 2021.

Gordon, J. A., N Balta-Ozkan, A. Haq, S. A. Nabavi (2024) Coupling green hydrogen production to community benefits: A pathway to social acceptance? Energy Research and Social Science, 110: 103437, DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2024.103437

Gordon, J. A., N Balta-Ozkan, S. A. Nabavi (2024) Hopes and fears for a sustainable energy future: Enter the hydrogen acceptance matrix, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Gordon, J. A., N Balta-Ozkan, S. A. Nabavi (2024) Exploring the contours of consumer heterogeneity: Towards a typology of domestic hydrogen acceptance, Energy Research and Social Science, 108: 103401, DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2023.103401

Raeesi, R., C. Searle, N. Balta-Ozkan, L. Marsiliani, M. Tian, P. Greening (2024) Hydrogen supply chain and refuelling network design: assessment of alternative scenarios for the long-haul road freight in the UK, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 52: 667-687, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2023.03.474

Gordon, J. A., N Balta-Ozkan, S. A. Nabavi (2022) Beyond the triangle of renewable energy acceptance: The five dimensions of domestic hydrogen acceptance, Applied Energy, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119715

Balta-Ozkan, N. and E. Baldwin (2013) Spatial development of hydrogen economy in a low-carbon UK energy system, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(3):1209-1224, DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.11.049

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