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Miriam Zachau Walker

DPhil Candidate

COLLEGE: Brasenose College


Miriam Zachau Walker is pursuing a DPhil in Engineering Science. She is interested in the intersection of technology and policy to expand access to cleaner, more affordable energy. She is grateful to the Clarendon Fund Scholarship for supporting her research.

Prior to graduate study, Miriam worked as a secondary school science teacher. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Miriam's DPhil research focuses on flexibility in power systems to incorporate more variable renewable energy sources into electricity networks. She is currently investigating portfolios of flexibility resources, particularly demand side resources, which could facilitate energy system transitions.