Denis joined TRL in 2008 and was appointed to Head of ITS and Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Technology in 2014. He has extensive experience in ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) technology and over the past seven years has led a variety of national and international research and consultancy projects in areas including electric vehicles (EVs), charging infrastructure and wireless power transfer.
Notable areas of Denis’ work include research into EV adoption and related modelling, the distribution of charging infrastructure and the costs and benefits of ULEVs in fleets. Most recently, Denis worked with Highways England to assess the feasibility of implementing dynamic wireless power transfer technology on England’s strategic road network. He is also the technical lead for the London monitoring and evaluation activities in the European project ZeEUS, a project co-funded by the European Commission to assess the feasibility of using electric buses in European cities and assessment of different charging technologies to support their operations. As part of the project, wirelessly charged electric buses will be trialled in London.
Before joining TRL, Denis studied physics and particle physics at the Royal Holloway University of London, graduating with first class degree in 2008. He is based at TRL’s head office in Wokingham, Berkshire.