Marianne Ryghaug holds a PhD in Political Science and is full Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where she leads the research group on Energy, Climate and Environment. She has been engaged in energy and transport related research since 1999 and has published widely on these topics. In the last years her research has particularly been focused on public participation in sustainability transitions, the role of innovation and digitalization for just transformation of societies. Ryghaug has a long track record of nationally and internationally funded energy and transport related projects. She led the expert working group on transport and mobility in the Energy-SHIFTS Forum (2019-2021) funded by H2020.
Ida Marie Henriksen holds a PhD in Sociology (social interaction/urban sociology) from NTNU. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture Energy, Environment and Climate research group led by Professor Ryghaug.
Zofia Lukszo is a Professor in the Energy and Industry group in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research concentrates on a wide range of problems in the way complex socio-technical systems are functioning today and can be (re-)shaped for the sustainable future.
Rishabh Ghotge studied Mechanical Engineering at the Manipal Institute of Technology, India. Wanting to be part of the global energy transition, he pursued a Masters in Renewable Energy at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, later specializing in solar photovoltaics at Northumbria University, UK. He was at the Solar Energy Application Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, helping design and analyze solar charging stations for charging electric bikes. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Delft University of Technology, working on various aspects of integrating electric mobility (both battery and fuel cell based) in energy systems with high shares of solar energy.
Selin Yilmaz is a senior researcher and a teaching fellow in the Chair for Energy Efficiency at University of Geneva. The focus of her research at University of Geneva is on scenario modelling related to electricity consumption in buildings, including disaggregation of load curves in geographical terms, by sector and by usage.
Christian Winzer is a lecturer in economics at the ZHAW. He has been working on issues relating to market design for electricity markets since his doctorate at the University of Cambridge in 2012. Before joining the ZHAW, Dr. Winzer worked for several years as a policy and market analyst for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK), the German Institute for Economic Research (DE), the European Power Service of IHS Markit (FR), and Swissgrid (CH).
Julien L. Michellod joined the Annex in October 2020 as a Masters Student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, specializing in multidisciplinary energy studies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in the Engineering of Renewables Energies at the HES-SO in Switzerland, and has electron microscopy work experience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. He is currently writing his Masters Thesis about social license to automate demand-side management. Julien will be working with Dr. Yilmaz, who has led contributions to the Annex in Western Switzerland.
The Austrian Institute of Technology team consists of Tara Esterl, Lisa Diamond, Regina Hemm and Peter Fröhlich.
Lisa Diamond holds a master’s degree in psychology and her research interests focus on the promotion of sustainable behavior with the help of technology in a variety of contexts including the energy and circular economy. Her current work explores user requirements, experience and engagement as well as acceptance and trust promotion in the context of smart and automated technologies such as smart grid applications and automated driving, and user requirements with regards to data privacy and security. Lisa has a special interest in collective engagement approaches.
Regina Hemm has a background in physics and is part of the “Integrated Energy Systems” Unit at AIT, where she works on projects developing flexibility in different electricity markets. Ms Hemm’s work includes the mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization of the distributed energy resources.
Associate Professor Cecilia Katzeff is leading engagement with Swedish energy users in a joint project with distribution company, Ellevio. A/Prof Katzeff is Associate professor in Human-Computer Interaction at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Her research is a human oriented approach towards the design of digital interaction between people, their environment and various artefacts.
Declan Kuch is a Sociologist and Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Western Sydney University and Visiting Research Fellow at UNSW. He’s worked extensively on public engagement with emerging technologies across energy, climate and the life sciences.
Sophie Adams is a human geography and Science and Technology Studies scholar, and currently a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Her research is on adaptation to the impacts of climate change and the social dimensions of the transition to renewable energy.