About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Elysia Lucas

Elysia is a quantitative analyst for Nesta's sustainable future mission, using research and data analysis to help accelerate the decarbonisation of homes in the UK.

Before joining Nesta, Elysia worked as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich on quantitative approaches to evaluating the environmental sustainability of products, emerging technologies and consumption patterns.

She holds a PhD and MEng in chemical engineering from Imperial College London where she developed skills in data-driven modelling, life cycle assessment and optimisation to provide evidence for decision-making towards sustainability goals.

When not at work, you can find her climbing, running or curled up with a book.