The SILCI project has recruited two new members. Dr Emilie Vrain has joined as a Senior Research Associate from the University of East Anglia’s Environmental Science department. Emilie will be conducting research on the social networks of early adopters of disruptive low carbon innovations. She also has a strong interest in smart homes and appliances and hopes to study in-depth who uses smart appliances and the reasons why. Dr Tony Zhuge has also joined as a Senior Research Associate from the University of Cambridge. Tony will be extending his urban-scale agent-based modelling framework from the vehicle and transport domain into the residential domain to study inter-linked processes of adoption and diffusion across different low-carbon innovations.