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Dr Anna Strzelecka

Job: Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

Address: Q3.05p De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7498

E: anna.strzelecka@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Anna is a VC2020 Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering working on resource efficiency and sustainable development of households and communities. She has completed her PhD research that resulted from a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) "All-in-One: Feasibility Analysis of Supplying All Services through One Utility Product". She developed a simulation system that enables carrying out feasibility studies of delivering utility products to households or communities to satisfy human needs. She was also involved in the EU-funded project “Blueprints for Smart Cities: Developing the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the EIP Smart Cities and Communities” (BlueSCities) where she developed the City Amberprint™ – a set of indicators for energy, transport and ICT that assesses the sustainability of cities with respect to these three aspects. She was responsible for working with city councils in case study cites to collect information relevant to the project.

Anna is also involved in EU-funded projects. Her main objective is identification of users’ requirements and needs in Jerusalem for a web platform that is being developed in the project. She organises, jointly with the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, the annual International Student Workshop which brings together young researchers from different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers, including PhD, undergraduate and MSc students. Anna is also a member of Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) Alumni Association.

Publications and outputs 

  • Integrating water, waste, energy, transport and ICT aspects into the smart city concept
    Integrating water, waste, energy, transport and ICT aspects into the smart city concept Strzelecka, A.; Ulanicki, Bogumil; Koops, Stef; Koetsier, Laurence; van Leeuwen, Kees; Elelman, Richard The paper presents the partial results of the EU BlueSCities project [1]. The project is developing the methodology for the integration of the water and waste sectors within the ’Smart Cities and Communities’ concept to compliment other priority areas such as energy, transport and Information and mmunication Technologies (ICT). The project has developed the City Blueprint Framework or water and waste and the City Amberprint Framework for energy, transport and ICT. Open Access article
  • Utility-service provision as an example of a complex system
    Utility-service provision as an example of a complex system Strzelecka, A.; Janus, T.; Ozawa-Meida, L.; Ulanicki, Bogumil; Skworcow, P. Utility–service provision is a process in which products are transformed by appropriate devices into services satisfying human needs and wants. Utility products required for these transformations are usually delivered to households via separate infrastructures, i.e., real-world networks such as, e.g., electricity grids and water distribution systems. owever, provision of utility products in appropriate quantities does not itself guarantee hat the required services will be delivered because the needs satisfaction task requires not only utility products but also fully functional devices. Utility infrastructures form complex networks and have been analyzed as such using complex network theory. However, little research has been conducted to date on integration of utilities and associated services within one complex network. This paper attempts to fill this gap in knowledge by modelling utility–service provision within a household with a hypergraph in which products and services are represented with nodes whilst devices are hyperedges spanning between them. Since devices usually connect more than two nodes, a standard graph would not suffice to describe utility–service provision problem and therefore a hypergraph was chosen as a more appropriate representation of the system. This paper first aims to investigate the properties of hypergraphs, such as cardinality of nodes, betweenness, degree distribution, etc. Additionally, it shows how these properties can be used while solving and optimizing utility– service provision problem, i.e., constructing a so-called transformation graph. The transformation graph is a standard graph in which nodes represent the devices, storages for products, and services, while edges represent the product or service carriers. Construction of different transformation graphs to a defined utility– service provision problem is presented in the paper to show how the methodology is applied to generate possible solutions to provision of services to households under given local conditions, requirements and constraints.
  • Modelling, simulation and optimisation of utility–service provision for households: case studies
    Modelling, simulation and optimisation of utility–service provision for households: case studies Strzelecka, A.; Skworcow, P.; Ulanicki, Bogumil In the research presented in this paper household case studies were considered. Main objective of this research is to investigate models and algorithms for alternative approaches to current utility–service provision. This paper is focused on case studies that consider standard solutions to utility–service provision problems and propose improvements to these solutions. Results are obtained using a simulation system developed in C#. The simulation system evaluates feasibility of proposed candidate solution (so-called transformation graphs) that can be created manually or generated automatically. The simulation system uses data stored in an XML database implemented using eXist-db.
  • Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study
    Single infrastructure utility provision to households: Technological feasibility study Karaca, F.; Raven, Paul G.; Machell, J.; Varga, L.; Camci, Fatih; Chitchyan, R.; Boxall, J. B.; Ulanicki, Bogumil; Skworcow, P.; Strzelecka, A.; Ozawa-Meida, L.; Janus, T.
  • Developing scenarios for future utility provision
    Developing scenarios for future utility provision Ulanicki, Bogumil; Strzelecka, A.; Skworcow, P.; Janus, T.
  • Modelling and simulation of utility service provision for sustainable communities
    Modelling and simulation of utility service provision for sustainable communities Strzelecka, A.; Skworcow, P.

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Qualifications

  • MSc in Applied Mathematics from Lodz University of Technology in Poland
  • BEng in Chemical and Process Engineering from Lodz University of Technology in Poland
  • PhD in Environmental and Process Engineering from De Montfort University in the UK

Courses taught

  • ENGZ0003 Mechanical Engineering Applications
  • ENGD1011 Engineering Mathematics I
  • ENGD1012 Engineering Mathematics II
  • ENGD2107 Fluid Mechanics 

Membership of professional associations and societies

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Alumni Association

Forthcoming events

Polish-British Workshop / International Student Workshop, 01-04 June 2017, Poland

Conference attendance

Presentation at 14th CCWI Computing and Control for the Water Industry Conference “Application of the City Blueprint Framework and the City Amberpint Framework to four case study cities”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016

Presentation at 13th CCWI Computing and Control for the Water Industry Conference “Indicators for City Greyprint”, Leicester, UK, 2015

Presentation at 15th Polish-British Workshop, 3rd International Student Workshop “Modelling of utility-service provision”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2015

Presentation at 14th Polish-British Workshop, 2nd International Student Workshop “An Approach to Optimize Utility–Service Provision for Sustainable Households”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2015

Presentation at ECCS European Conference on Complex Systems “Utility-Service Provision as an Example of a Complex System”, Barcelona, Spain, 2013

Presentation at 13th CCWI Computing and Control for the Water Industry Conference “Modelling, simulation and optimisation of utility-service provision for households: case studies”, Perugia, Italy, 2013

Presentation at 13th Polish-British Workshop, 1st International Student Workshop “Towards Enhanced Sustainability of Households: Simulation of Utility–Service Provision”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013

Presentation at International Conference on Systems Engineering “An approach to utility–service provision: modelling and optimisation”, Coventry, UK, 2012.

Presentation at 12th Polish-British Workshop “Modelling of utility–service provision for sustainable communities”, Wroclaw, Poland, 2012

Externally funded research grants information

POWER “Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges” Horizon2020 687809 project. Role: Research Fellow. Start date: 01/12/2015 End date: 30/11/2019

BlueSCities “Blueprints for Smart Cities: Developing the methodology for a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the EIP Smart Cities and Communities” (SEP-210162669) Horizon 2020 project. Role: Research Fellow. Start date: 01/02/2015 End date: 31/01/2017

All in One: Feasibility Analysis of Supplying All Services Through One Utility Product (EP/J005592/1) project sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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