Liana M Cipcigan -

Liana M. Cipcigan, elected Fellow of Learned Society of Wales, is a Professor at Cardiff University's School of Engineering leading the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and the EPSRC £1M Decarbonising Transport through Electrification Network+. She was at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade being recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in Electric Vehicles integration in electricity and transport networks.

She has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, working in the Energy Insights and Energy Strategy and Policy departments responsible for Future Energy Scenarios.

She has held as PI and Co-I grant in the excess of £12M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, DPI Discovery Partners Institute USA, EU FP7/H2020/HEurope and industry.

She gave evidence at Welsh Parliament to Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee on EV charging strategy action plan (2023), to Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee "EV charging in Wales" (2018) and to Committee on Climate Change as a member of the "Reducing emissions from transport" panel (2018).

She was a member of Low Carbon Vehicles Steering group providing recommendations to the Welsh Ministry for Economy, Science and Transport (2016).

She is a member of BSI technical committee ESL/120 Electrical Energy Storage, European IEC/TC120 Electrical Energy Storage and was a member of WG1 Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce making suggestions to government and industry to ensure that the GB energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of EVs.