Dr.ir. I. (Igor) Nikolic


Igor is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management faculty, Delft University of Technology. He has received his PhD thesis in 2009, with thesis work focused on the design of a co-evolutionary method for constructing Agent Based Models of the evolution of Large Scale Socio-Technical systems.

Currently he is involved in a wide array or research topics through industry and EU funded projects, ranging from smart-grids, regional industrial networks, e-waste markets, servicizing systems, flood protection and development aid. To these field he brings complex adaptive systems view and socio-technical ABM perspective.


In his research he specializes in applying complex adaptive systems theory, Agent Based Modeling, Universal Darwinism and evolutionary theory to model industry and infrastructure network evolution. He takes inspiration from evolutionary biology and ecosystem behavior in his understanding of industrial ecology and socio-technical system evolution. 

  • Agent-based Modelling
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 5 
  • Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems - Advanced
    TBM keuzevakken
    ECTS: 4 
  • Agent-gebaseerd modelleren
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5 

Igor Nikolic

Associate Professor

Multi-Actor Systems

Systems Engineering

Esther Holten-Miedema

Research interests:
Agent based modelling
Complex adaptive systems
Evolution of socio-technical systems
Industrial Ecology

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Dr.ir. I. (Igor) Nikolic