Dr David Wyatt is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx working primarily in the Electric Vehicles team. Prior to joining IDTechEx in May 2019, David was a Postgraduate Research Associate in the Transitional Energy Strategies Team based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Outside of academia, David worked for three years in Deutsche Bank London's Commodities Operations Group as a Position Control Specialist, reconciling the exchange traded positions of Deutsche Bank's Oil, Gas, and Power desks across the various international commodities exchanges.
David has an integrated PhD and MSc from the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds, which was supervised out of the Institute for Transport Studies and School of Chemical and Process Engineering. His doctoral research focused on the simulation of on-road vehicle exhaust emissions through the development of a coupled traffic simulation and instantaneous emission model. Aspects of this work have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he has presented this research at a several international transport and air pollution conferences.
He also holds an MSc in Climate Change from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics.
David has joined the Electric Vehicles team at IDTechEx and will initially be researching electric trucks and vans. Other areas of interest include autonomous vehicles, drones, sensor technology and mobility tech more generally.
David's postdoctoral research at Cambridge investigated the technical and financial challenges of bus fleet electrification and examined the development of autonomous shuttle services.
His PhD research investigated on-road vehicle exhaust emission; the impact of road grade on vehicle emission; Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) analysis, exhaust emission modelling and traffic network simulation.
David also has a background in climate change research. A one-year taught masters at the Climatic Research Unit at UEA provided the opportunity to study both climate change science and the social, economic, and political impacts of climate change, under the tuition of number of the UK's leading climate scientists.