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.
is an Associate Professor at 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 on social and environmental impacts of wind power.
is a Research Scholar with IIASA’s Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program. Dr. Mosnier holds a PhD degree in agricultural economics from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. She has developed a methodology to introduce tariffs in the GLOBIOM model and calibrate international trade for 18 crops and 6 livestock products across 30 regions. She has also worked on the impact of regional biofuels policies on global GHG emissions, tropical deforestation and climate change impact and adaptation.
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.
is a political scientist, working at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She researches and teaches in the areas of environmental, sustainability and technology governance with a special interest in the role of expertise, anticipation and participation in policy-making. In her current research project “CoMoPA – Computational Modelling in Policy Advice” she analyses the epistemic and political characteristics of computer modelling and simulations in different policy areas.
is a Research Scholar at IIASA since 2015. He is the lead developer of the open-source MESSAGEix integrated-assessment modeling framework and an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, where he led the compilation and assessment of a scenario ensemble of model-based, quantitative climate change mitigation pathways in the context of sustainable development.
is an Associate Professor in Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, as well as a Guest Research Scholar at IIASA, Austria. Her research focuses on modeling and analysis of energy systems, in particular related to forest biomass, biorefineries, biofuels for transportation, and integration with industries or local or regional energy systems.
is a Research Scholar in the Energy Program at IIASA 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.
is a Professor of Energy Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and at Mälardalen University, Sweden. He is a Director of the Future Energy Profile and an Editor-in-Chief of Applied Energy, and Editor-in-Chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems (Wiley). He is an academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
is a Senior Research Associate 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 and BOKU University and has previously worked at the European Commission Joint Research Centre for Energy and Transport
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, BOKU University, Vienna.
is working as a political scientist at the Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, BOKU University, Vienna. His fields of expertise are energy democracy, participation, stakeholder integration and inter- and transdisciplinary research. In recent years, he focused on understanding the acceptance of wind power in Austria.
is a trained ecologist and works in the interdisciplinary field of long-term socio-ecological research at the Institute of Social Ecology, BOKU University, Vienna. She studies industrialization processes from a biophysical perspective, with a particular focus on the interactions of land use and energy use. Currently she investigates the net climate change mitigation effect of forest transitions across different spatio-temporal scales and case studies.