As of February 2007 Emile is employed as a PhD researcher at the Energy and Industry Section, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. His main research interests are simulation models of energy infrastructures systems, with a focus on agent-based modeling.
Currently, Emile is working on his PhD research. The topic of his dissertation is simulation models of transitions and transition management in the energy domain. Preliminary results have been published in a variety of book chapters, articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings, newspaper articles and non-scientific magazines. Some can be accessed through this website. More details and access to recent publications can be obtained through his personal website, http://www.chappin.com.
Next to his research activities, he teaches several bachelor and master-level courses at TU Delft, covering research methods for data analysis, multivariate data analysis, life cycle analysis and systems in water, energy and industry.