Researchers' Society Christmas Gala with Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)

Start date: 
06 Dec, 2017
Event Speaker: 
Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics)
Location: 
Room G.73
King's College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building
Stamford Street
London
SE1 9NH
United Kingdom
More Information: 

This year’s Researchers’ Society Christmas Gala will feature an industry perspective - 'Why keeping diesel cars on the road could be the best solution to the air quality crisis' - from Nick Molden (Emissions Analytics).

Join us on Wednesday the 6th of December, as Nick will discuss:

  • A career path in industry;
  • The origin of the current air quality crisis;
  • Failure of regulation and government policy;
  • How independent research was required to identify the problem;
  • Can diesels be clean?
  • The public and private cost of solving air quality;
  • Pros and cons of electric vehicles;
  • Why technology neutrality is important;
  • What would an optimal outcome look like?

There will be a festive wine reception and an opportunity for networking after.

The event is free to attend but please register via Eventbrite to let us know numbers.


Nick founded Emissions Analytics in 2011 in order to understand real-world fuel economy and emissions from vehicles. The concept was to find a way to characterise vehicles in a relatively short test, and be able to conduct a large number of comparable tests.

The solution was to use Portable Emissions Measurement Systems to source real on-road raw data efficiently across many vehicles. This database is now a platform for analysing and modelling this data, from which are created the EQUA Air Quality Index in Europe and Real MPG in the USA, as well as extensive testing of heavy and light duty commercial vehicles.

Nick is a specialist in data analytics, particularly in the automotive market, through his prior work at Oxford Indices Ltd, a data specialist, United Business plc and Haymarket Media Group. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.