Since early 2018, I am a Research Associate at University College London (UCL). My PhD, also at UCL, was in Sustainable Resources and Engineering, and focused on the climate benefits of the circular use of materials. I graduated with MSc degrees in Sustainable Energy Technology and Public Administration from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
I teach and do research in the field of energy, environment, and resources. In the UCL module “Waste and Resource Efficiency”, I cover methods, perspectives, and technologies in the field of waste and resource management. My research is at the intersection of Industrial Ecology and Sustainability Transitions; I currently work on 1) the diffusion of low-carbon energy technologies and 2) the environmental impacts of co-processing of waste.
I love exploring the unknown. In 2009, I spent a semester at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. In Switzerland, I researched energy innovation during an internship at the Dutch Embassy in Bern. In 2012, I was in the Young Future Energy Leaders program of the Masdar Institute of Technology in Abu Dhabi. More recently, I did a public policy placement at Defra and a research exchange at the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University.