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Yifu Ding DPhil candidate in Engineering Science

Yifu Ding

DPhil Candidate


Yifu Ding holds a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NCEPU(Beijing) & University of Edinburgh. She then pursued a master, Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College London and completed a best award master thesis.

Before her DPhil in Oxford, Yifu worked one year in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and government energy research institute in China.


Other interests

In her spare time, Yifu likes to read books and write. She was involved in China Renewable Energy Outlook (CREO) 2018 team, and the report was presented in the China pavilion of COP 24, in Katowice, Poland.

Recently, she writes for the Oxford Students, the biggest student newspaper in Oxford.

Research Interests

  • Techno-economic model for energy systems
  • Tariff mechanisms for distribution energy systems
  • Users' behaviours

Current Projects

Yifu is at present trying to construct a techno-economic model for off-grid systems in energy-poor communities, considering different tariff mechanism and users’ responses.

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