Speakers 2022
Young Energy Researchers

Frédéric Bless

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Reseacher on heating and cooling technologies, OST-Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, Switzerland
  • Experience as Research Engineer, Institute for Energy System, OST-Ostschweizer Fachhochschule, Switzerland
  • PhD in Physics, University of Liverpool/UK; Master's degree in Physics, EPFL/Switzerland
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Olivia Chen

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Energy System Modeller, International Energy Agency (IEA), France
  • Previously, Research Assistant, Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group, UK
  • Master's degree and Advanced Diploma in Economics, Paris School of Economics/France and University of Cambridge/UK; Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University/USA
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Pedro Correa de Melo

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Master’s Student in Building and Architectural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Junior Sustainability Manager Intern, Arcadis Italia, Italy
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brazil
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Adua Dalla Costa

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Research and Policy Assistant, Positive Money Europe, Belgium
  • Previously, Project Consultant, PIMEC, Catalonia/Spain
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's degree in Global Markets, Local Creativities from University of Glasgow/UK, Universitat de Barcelona/Spain, Universität Göttingen/Germany
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Rosanna Curtis

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Consultant, re:heat, UK
  • Previously, Research Assistant, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews, UK
  • BSc in Geography, University of St Andrews, UK
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Camila D'Bastiani

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
  • PhD Researcher in Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to anaerobic digestion bioreactors
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering and degree in Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil
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Alli Devlin

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • PhD Candidate in Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
  • Previously, Sustainability Consultant, CPB Contractors, Australia
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with Diploma in Engineering Practice, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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Essam Elnagar

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Doctoral Researcher, Energy Systems Research Group, Thermodynamics Laboratory, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Research experience in the fields of building energy modelling, energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems
  • MSc in Energy Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
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Marilene Fuhrmann

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Junior Researcher Sustainable Supply and Value Chains, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria
  • Research experience in the fields of techno-economic assessment, raw material markets, econometric analyses
  • Master’s degrees in Environment and Bio-Resource Management, and in Material and Energetic Exploitation of Renewable Raw Materials, BOKU, Austria
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Balázs Fürtön

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Assistant Lecturer and PhD Student, Department of Construction Materials and Technologies, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Project Architect and Head of R&D, Equinox International, Hungary
  • MSc in Architectural Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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Maria Camila Garcia Vallejo

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Master's Student in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia
  • Work experience in the Chemical, Catalytic and Biotechnological Processes Research Group, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia
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Avishek Goel

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Doctoral Researcher, Bio and Circular Economy Research Group, Tampere University, Finland
  • Work experience as R&D Engineer, GI Dynamics/NL; as Research Intern, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); and as Research Associate, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / India
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, TU Delft/NL and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, UAE
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Norbert Harmathy

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Work experience in the fields of smart buildings and artificial intelligence
  • PhD in Architecture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
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Ayush Kamalia

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Master’s Student in Building and Architectural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Currently, Sustainability Lead, Codin Global, India
  • Bachelor's in Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, India
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Ankit Kumar

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Research Scholar, Sharda University, India
  • Research experience in the field of microbial fuel cell
  • PhD in Biotechnology and MSc in Microbiology, Sharda University, India
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Henrique Lagoeiro

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Postgraduate Researcher, London South Bank University, UK
  • Previously, Teaching Laboratory Demonstrator and Public Management Analyst
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Elena López-Bernabé

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Junior Researcher in the field of appliances and heating for buildings, BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
  • PhD Student in Energy Efficiency and Policy Recommendations, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • MA in Sustainable Growth and Development, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
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Veronica Martins Gnecco

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • PhD Candidate in Energy and Sustainable Development, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
  • Research experience in energy benchmark modelling, building energy modelling and human environmental comfort
  • Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism and Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Ashton Mpofu

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Senior Analyst, GreenCape Sector Development Agency, South Africa
  • PhD Candidate, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
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Diana Neves

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher in Energy Transition and Local Energy Markets, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Researcher in renewable technology integration, hybrid energy system’s deployment, and development of regional sustainable strategies
  • PhD in Sustainable Energy System and MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Konstantina Papadopoulou

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • PhD Candidate in Engineering, Coventry University, UK
  • Experience as Teaching Assistant, Lab Instructor and Student Mentor, Coventry University, UK
  • PhD in Physics and MSc in Materials Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
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Sachin Payyanad

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Research Associate, Fire and Combustion Research Center, Jain University, India
  • Previously, Research Associate, Center of Excellence in Systems, Energy and Environment, Government College of Engineering Kannur, India
  • PhD in Applications of Biomass Combustion Systems, MTech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management, PGD in Thermal Power Plant Engineering
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Malin Pettersson

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • PhD Student in Environmental and Energy System Studies, Lund University, Sweden
  • Experience as Consultant in energy planning and environmental certification systems for buildings
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
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Svetlana Proskurina

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Sustainable Energy Systems, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland
  • Research experience in the fields of biofuels, thermochemical conversion processes, biopolymers and polymeric membranes
  • PhD in Energy Technology – Bioenergy, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland
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Robert Pujan

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Research Associate, German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ)/Germany, and PhD Student, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Experience in modelling, solid-liquid separation, biofuels, and microalgae
  • Master of Engineering in Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Hochschule Merseburg, Germany
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Meritxell Remans Casas

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • PhD Candidate on bio-electro CO2 recycling into added value compounds, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUiA), University of Girona, Spain
  • Specialised Research Technician, LEQUiA, University of Girona, Spain
  • MSc in Water Science and Technology, and BSc in Biotechnology & Biology, University of Girona, Spain
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Laura Rovira-Alsina

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • PhD Candidate on bioelectrochemical systems for CO2 conversion, University of Girona, Spain
  • Specialised Research Technician, H2020 BioRECO2VER project, LEQUiA, University of Girona, Spain
  • Master’s degree in Water Science and Technology and Degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Girona, Spain
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Orlando Enrique Salcedo Puerto

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • PhD Student in Energy Systems – Bioenergy and Technologies Application, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Research experience in the characterisation of biofuels from biomass of tropical countries
  • MSc in Power Plant Engineering, Peter the Great St. Peterburg Polytechnic University/Russia; MSc in Bioenergy Systems, Lappeenranta University of Technology/Finland; BSc in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Industrial de Santander/Colombia
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Nishit Savla

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Research experience in bioelectricity generation in microbial fuel cell using Cyanobacteria
  • Master’s and Bachelor's degrees in Biotechnology, Amity University, India
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Ecem Sen

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Master’s Student in Energy Technology, Ege University, Turkey
  • Research experience in phase change materials, solar energy and energy efficiency
  • Bachelor’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering, Yaşar University, Turkey
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Gulab Singh

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • PhD Student with focus on wood pellets handling issues, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Previously, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India
  • MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, University of Leicester/UK, BTech in Mechanical Engineering, BBSBEC/India
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Abhishek Singhal

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Doctoral Student, Bio- and Circular Economy Group, Tampere University, Finland
  • Previously, Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • MTech. in Environmental Engineering and Management and BTech. in Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India
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Rebecca Trojanowski

Speaker Young Biomass Researchers

  • Research Engineer, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • PhD Student in Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, USA
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
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Alexis Washburn

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Economic Inclusion Manager, Emerald Cities Collaborative, USA
  • Previously, Climate and Buildings Program Analyst, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, USA
  • MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University/USA and BA in Environmental Science, Boston University/USA
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Hanna Westling

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Consultant in Energy & Sustainable Cities, Anthesis Group, Sweden
  • Experience as Assistant Coordinator, BeSmå network, Sweden
  • MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering and BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
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Bartosz Witkowski

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Research Engineer and Consultant, Betard/CAS, Poland
  • PhD Student in the field of passive houses, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Master’s degree in Sustainable Buildings, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
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Andrii Zakovorotnyi

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Research Associate, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • Previously, Research Assistant, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
  • MSc in Thermal Physics, National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine
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Weixin Zhao

Speaker Young Energy Efficiency Researchers

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
  • Research experience in modelling the indoor air quality and thermal comfort, and in human behaviour in interaction with the indoor environment
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University/Finland and MA in Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology/China
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