University of Bath

Dr Laura Hattam Commercial Research Associate

Laura provides mathematical modelling and data analysis expertise to businesses, the public sector and academic colleagues.


Laura is an applied mathematician who specialises in combining various mathematical techniques to construct multi-scaled models that can inform decision making in industry.

Her research interests are in nonlinear waves, dynamical systems and modelling work related to the energy industry and traffic flow analysis.


Academic and commercial projects Laura has worked on include:

  • Forecasting the uptake of low carbon technologies and its impact on the UK electricity network using agent-based modelling and finite element analysis
  • Development of an energy disaggregation algorithm for implementation with energy monitoring equipment
  • Investigations of Korteweg-de Vries-type equations, and their application to traffic flow analysis and fluid flow


View a list of books and publications by Laura Hattam


Before joining the IMI, Laura worked as a postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Reading. Here she contributed to the Thames Valley Vision project by forecasting the uptake of low-carbon technologies with project partners Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

At the University of Reading, Laura also worked on the development of an energy disaggregation method for SMEs, which formed part of the Innovate UK Responsive Algorithmic Enterprise project.


  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, Monash University
  • Honours, Mathematics, University of Melbourne
  • BSc, Mathematics and Physics, University of Melbourne