Sofia Rosero Abad
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20202021

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Sofia Rosero Abad is a researcher in the area of energy transitions. As a PhD candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology, she conducts research on the role of technical standards in accelerating the energy and mobility transitions. Her work forms part of the NEON Project, which looks at climate and energy challenges from a multidisciplinary point of view, with the aim of developing methodologies and technologies that can accelerate the energy transition. Her research is focused on finding out whether the standardisation infrastructure is well suited for meeting interoperability needs in energy and mobility and on identifying the cases in which mandated standards are necessary.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Political Sciences from the University of San Francisco of Quito (USFQ), a Master in Political Sciences from Leiden University and a Master in Energy Sciences from Utrecht University. Her combined background allows her to analyse environmental issues from a social, political, economic and regulatory perspective. She has experience working on sustainability topics, mainly in the area of mobility. Her Master Thesis focused on sustainability criteria for bioenergy from forest biomass and looked into the possibilities of harmonisation of these criteria at EU level. 

She has received Excellence Scholarships for the fulfilment of her Bachelor and both her Master studies. Before working at TUe she was a junior consultant at studio Gear Up and worked as an intern at the International Institute of Social History (IISG) in The Netherlands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Utrecht University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Political science, Master, Leiden University

Award Date: 29 Feb 2016

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