PHD candidate

Sharif Khaleghparast

About me

Have you ever met someone that you think you do not know, but s/he knows you well? That is precisely how I feel related to the world. While it is confident about itself and its connection with me, I curiously keep exploring to figure out what it is and what has been my link with it.

Personal Motivation

With the increasing acceleration of technology development, transition into more detailed and dynamic complex socio-technical systems seems inevitable. Designing “how” to approach such systems help people (and not surprisingly any other living creature) confront less chaos. Therefore, more well-being can be imagined if the design is appropriately based on and linked to society’s concrete yet dynamic requirements. NEON has provided a unique opportunity for me to be involved in such an effort as a systems engineer to explore our world’s underlying grand energy challenges more in-depth.

Energy Systems Architecture & Agent-based Simulation Modeling

Since the foundation of modern renewable energy technologies, energy systems have gradually faced growing structural and behavioral changes. Among these alterations is the possibility of more flexibly changing geographical and temporal service level spans for administrative divisions like governments and municipalities. However, This flexibility is accompanied by the emergence of new agents at different network levels with simultaneously varied roles. Prosumers (as final energy sources/sinks) and energy storages (as intermediate energy sources/sinks) both with a potential supplier and/or consumer function are well-known instances of these newcomers that have added excess sets of complexities to reality and its respective models. In my research, potentials and barriers of governing such networks with different logical and physical layers is being investigated by novel multi-level agent-based simulation models.

Link to other neon research

Developing designs systemically with a critical approach needs simultaneous extreme individual concentration and surprisingly close collaborations with all other stakeholders. In this regard, I am communicating with my peer colleagues in WP10 and also other WPs regularly every week. That way, we are able to share our findings with each other interactively and look at the world from a more interdisciplinary perspective.