Power and Energy Systems
Campus Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Research Web Page: Interdisciplinary Energy Analytics for Society (IDEAS)
June Lukuyu is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering affiliated with the UW Clean Energy Institute. She is also a fellow of the Energy for Growth Hub. She directs the Interdisciplinary Energy Analytics for Society (IDEAS) Research Group, which focuses on developing and planning sustainable, inclusive, and integrated energy systems and technologies for underserved communities, centering on promoting social development and human empowerment. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to that, she earned her MSc. in Renewable Energy Systems Technologies from Loughborough University and her BS in Engineering Science from Smith College.
She employs a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating data analytics, computational techniques, energy system modeling, and social science methods to develop comprehensive models for integrated community energy development and planning. Lukuyu's research emphasizes the importance of meaningful community engagement and participation in the planning process, recognizing that sustainable and inclusive energy solutions are most effective when developed collaboratively and with the active involvement of the communities they serve.