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Visiting Scientists


Marco Raugei holds a PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Siena (Italy). His doctoral work focused on the advancement of the LCA methodology, as well as its application to renewable energy technologies (advanced photovoltaics). He also received graduate-level education in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida (USA). Marco is an expert in LCA, net energy analysis and sustainability assessment, and has worked on several EU, national and international research projects related to renewable energy, among which:

WISE-PV-"Whole System Impacts and Socio-economics of wide scale PV integration (UK EPSRC)

He is currently Senir Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University (UK), as well as senior researcher with the UNESCO Chain in Life Cycle and Climate Change of ESCI - Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (Spain).
He is also the Spanish technical representative in the International Energy Agency Task 12 - Life Cycle Analysis component, and a collaborator of the Center for Life Cycle Analysis, Columbia University, New York (USA).
He has published over 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as over 60 scientific documents published in conference proceedings, reports, scientific books and encyclopaedias.



Daniel Wolf holds a PhD in Energy Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany). His doctoral work focused on the development of methods for design and application of Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES). Before that he was studying Mechanical and Process Engineering at Technische Universität Berlin, Politécnica de Madrid and Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he received his degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from.

Since 2007 he carries out applied research at Fraunhofer UMSICHT in the business unit Energy Efficiency Technologies. His research interests include storage-assisted integration of intermittent renewable energies like wind power and photovoltaics. Methodologically he is combining optimization techniques for electric energy storage commitment with thermodynamic modeling of CAES plants in order reach an efficient, economic and well-adapted storage plant layout.

Currently he is working with CLCA at Columbia University within a post-doctoral research stay. Here his focus lies on the applicability of low-temperature A-CAES to northern American electricity markets. His scientific publications can be found here.

Catia Baldassarri has a Master Degree in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering both from the University of Perugia. Her doctoral work focuses on the advancement of the LCA methodology, and its application to building systems, components and materials. Thesis title: “The role of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the design of low-energy buildings”. In collaboration with the Department of Industrial Engineering and CIRIAF (Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution from Physical Agents) at the University of Perugia, Catia has worked on several EU, national and international research projects related to: LCA applied to buildings and building materials; LCA applied to components for the production of energy from renewable sources; energy and environmental sustainability in construction through the monitoring activity of high efficiency residential buildings and simulation of their energy performance; LCA of nanomaterials (nanocrystal‐based electrochromic film for electrochromic devices. As a collaborator of the Center for Life Cycle Analysis of Columbia University she works both on the eco-design of buildings and on the comparison among renewable energy technologies under an LCA perspective