Dr. Nicolò Daina is a Research Scholar with Columbia Engineering and SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. His research focuses on sustainable mobility, transportation electrification and integrated transportation and energy systems, analyzing, in particular, the role of end-users’ behavior. In his research, Dr. Daina pioneered the development of realistic quantitative behavioral models of charging choice for the analysis of electric vehicle impact deployment. These models enable the study of integrated electric mobility and grid systems capable of exploiting demand flexibility.

Dr. Daina is a member of the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies. He has also collaborated with UC Davies’s International EV Policy Council and the World Economic Forum’s Global New Mobility Coalition.

Before joining Columbia as a Research Scientist, Dr. Daina held posts in the United Kingdom at the School of Government and Public Policy of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer) and at the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College London (Research Fellow). He is currently Honorary Lecturer at the School of Government and Public Policy of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Dr. Daina holds a PhD in Transportation from Imperial College London, a Master degree in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs from Politecnico di Milano, and Master and undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering from Politecnico di Torino.