I am a Junior Group leader (JIN) at Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

See my academic CV here

About

In my research I assess if and how energy transition pathways are coherent with other policy targets marked by frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

I currently lead the development of ENBIOS, a LCA-MuSIASEM method and python based software that assesses the sustainability of energy transition pathways. This work is funded by the projects SENTINEL, SEEDS and LIVEN. I also participate in the ERC project URBAG and serve as Spanish representative in the Management Committee of the COST action NexusNET.

I have a background that integrates Environmental Sciences, Economics and Engineering. I hold a BSc in Environmental Sciences a “diploma de estudios avanzados” (DEA) in Ecological Economics, a postgraduate diploma in Science Pedagogics and a PhD in Environmental Science/ Industrial Ecology.

What I do

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Water Metabolism

Energy Metabolism

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Regional Assessment – GIS

Citizen Science

Teaching

I teach two graduate courses at UAB. One of them on Environmental Assessment in the MSc program in Biological and Environmental Engineering. The other one is an Introduction to Industrial Ecology at the MSc program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability.

Students

Currently I supervise one PhD student, Nick Martin, whose thesis develops some of the methods for assessment in ENBIOS. Two of my PhD students have already graduated. Dr Irais Vazquez graduated in January 2021 with the thesis “Análisis regional sistémico para evaluar el impacto ambiental y las implicaciones en la política de cambio climático. El caso de estudio de Puebla, México”. She is currently Technical Analyst at Climate Bonds Initiative. Dr Susana Toboso graduated in September 2021 with the thesis “Integration of the food, energy and water nexus on city rooftops: The Roof Mosaic”. She is currently postdoctoral researcher at the URBAG project.

I Have supervised five MSc students and currently supervise three more: Natalia J Lavie, who is studying the use of hemp in construction; Aina Brichs, with whom we are building the energy model Calliope for Spain; and Barbora Kohlová.

Outreach

I am a member of the local association “We are Social Economy” (Som ESS) that is the local coordinator for Som Energia in my town, Cerdanyola del Vallès. Most of my analyses I do with R and python and you can find a few of them on my GitHub account. I am also a member of Lecturers without borders and the Global Women Network for the Energy transition and recently joined their mentorship programs.