I am a Senior Researcher at Prof. Volker Hoffmann’s Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at the Dept. of Management, Technology and Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich). My work focuses on the role of hydrogen in the decarbonization of energy systems across different countries with a focus on technology policy, economics, and geopolitical dimensions.
I am also an Associate and former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer’s Center Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP).
In August 2020, I completed my PhD in economics on the design of energy policies for harnessing technological change at ETH Zurich. I hold a Master of Science degree in Energy Management and Sustainability from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), where I graduated as the first of my class. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Spain), graduated as the first of the Energy Management and Use minor.
Previously, I worked in the solar photovoltaic industry as PV System Engineer at Cleanergetic Seers Solutions, in Madrid (Spain), and as a Business Development Analyst at First Solar, in Dubai (U.A.E.). I also gained experience in academia as a 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 primary goal was to promote a comprehensive, critical and multidisciplinary approach to global energy challenges. In 2019, I co-founded the Energy Blog @ ETH Zurich which created a space for presenting the latest discoveries and debating the most relevant topics around energy.
Finally, I was honoured 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 and 2012/13.
PS: I used to write (in Spanish) in Ingenieros en Apuros.