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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Modelling and measuring the Energy Transition (Coursera)

This MOOC provides attendants with fundamental knowledge about the main challenges in modelling the energy transition at both global and regional levels, as well as the industrial ecology instruments to measure the associated impacts.

The strange paradox of the world energy question (POK)

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 [...]

Modelling the Energy Transition: the revolution of open-source software (POK)

Deep dive on the energy modelling world to discover available open-source software for the analysis of the current and future Energy Transition. The MOOC aims at providing the attendants with the fundamental knowledge of the main challenges that characterize the Energy Transition at both Global and Regional level, and [...]

Enabling infrastructure in Africa for the Next Production Revolution (POK)

Enabling infrastructure in Africa for the Next Production Revolution (POK)
Free Course
A short introduction to smart and integrated infrastructures as an asset for prosperity in Africa: energy, digital and mobility infrastructures - the lifeblood, nerve and skeleton of modern societies. The course is part of a series of Sprint MOOC addressing the Next production Revolution (NPR) paradigma, as new wave [...]

Embracing the Next Production Revolution for a new Africa Narrative (POK)

A short introduction to the Next Production Revolution (NPR) paradigma as a means to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and unlock Africa’s potential to innovation. The course is part of a series of Sprint MOOCs addressing the Next Production Revolution (NPR) paradigma, as a new wave of technological innovation with [...]