Advisory Board

Our advisory board serves as extended network for our project team. Besides supporting our researchers with relevant contacts, we aim at writing joint publications with board members, and invite them to reFUEL public events as guest lecturerers.


Adryane Gorayeb

Adryane Gorayeb is Associate Professor of the Department of Geography at the Federal University of Ceará - UFC (Brazil). Her research deals with social cartography, analyses of conflicts and socio-environmental impacts of wind energy. She is involved in the Brazilian observatory of wind energy, a platform that collects research in wind power impacts.


Alvaro Irribarem

Alvaro is a systems analyst and spatial modeling researcher at the International Institute for Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro (IIS-Rio).  Alvaro has worked on land-use modeling and the valuation of ecosystem services for the Amazon, and for the state of São Paulo, Brazil. He has also worked  on scenarios of biodiversity loss for the Cerrado, and on bio-economic simulations to support better pasture management techniques and integrated crop-livestock systems in Mato Grosso, Brazil.


Jessica Jewell

Jessica Jewell is a Research Scholar in the Energy Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformations at the University of Bergen. Her work focuses on bridging the ideal world of modelling energy system transformations with political realities.

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Marianne Zeyringer

Marianne Zeyringer is a Senior ResearchAssociate at the UCL Energy Institute where she researches the design of renewable focused powersystems. She holds a joint PhD degree in energy systems modelling from Utrecht andBOKU University and has previously worked at the European Commission JointResearch Centre for Energy and Transport


Melanie Pichler

Melanie Pichler holds a PhD in political science and works on political ecology, environmental conflicts and the politics of social-ecological transformations. She is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.