Emanuela Colombo




Emanuela Colombo has achieved both a PhD in Energetic and a Nuclear Engineering MSc at Politecnico di Milano in Italy where she is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Energy.

She has worked in different industrial energy sectors before joining the academic career where she has developed a strong research interest in the link between Energy and Sustainable Development, Energy Strategies in Developing Countries and Exergy-based Analyses for performance evaluation of energy systems. She was named UNESCO CHAIR in Energy for Sustainable Development in 2012. She is author of more than 120 scientific papers (34 of which ISI/scopus) and the scientific coordinator of four European projects on Green Innovation (Egypt), Sustainable Energy Engineering (Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia), Water Energy and Food nexus (Egypt), Modern Energy services in refugee camps (Lebanon, Somalia, RCA and Colombia development (CUCS) and is member of the Sustainable Development committee of EDF.

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A multidimensional and systemic thinking about the world energy challenge. A continuous flow of energy crosses our whole life. The food we eat, the car we drive, lights that illuminate our cities or the radio that plays our favorite songs, are all manifestations of energy. Our biological life can be explained in terms of energy and even our emotions and feelings to a certain extent.

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