I am a PhD student and research associate at Prof. Volker Hoffmann’s Group of Sustainability and Technology (SusTec), at the Dept. of Management, Technology and Economics, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich). I started my doctoral studies in October, 2016, after completing my Master Thesis also at SusTec on the influence of bottlenecks on collaboration between firms in the solar photovoltaic ecosystem.
In my research, I focus on the influence of technology characteristics and technological change on the technology and energy policies, with the aim of facilitating the transition towards a more sustainable energy model.
I hold a Master of Science degree in Energy Management and Sustainability at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), where I graduated as first of my class. I hold as well a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Spain), graduated as first of the Energy Management and Use minor.
Before joining SusTec, I worked in the solar photovoltaic industry as PV System Engineer at Cleanergetic Seers Solutions, in Madrid (Spain), and as Business Development Analyst at First Solar, in Dubai (U.A.E.). I have also gained experience in academia as research assistant in the Group of Corporate Renewal and Entrepreneurial Strategies in Technology (CET) and the Chair of Management of Network Industries (MIR), both in the College of Management (CDM) at EPFL.
In 2015, I co-founded the Energy Business, Policy and Technology Group at EPFL. In 2016, I was part of the founding team of YES-Europe. In both organisations, my main goal was to promote a comprehensive, critical and multidisciplinary approach to global energy challenges – particularly among young energy students and professionals. In YES-Europe, I worked as the Analytics Director leading the organisation’s efforts to understand young energy professionals and their views on energy (our insights).
Finally, I was honored to serve as students’ representative at the Technical University of Madrid and the School of Mining and Energy Engineering. I was the School’s student union chairman for two consecutive academic years 2011/12, 2012/13.
PS: I used to write (in Spanish) in Ingenieros en Apuros.