Fernando Aguilar Lopez
Background and activities
I am a PhD candidate in the Industrial Ecology Programme in Prof. Daniel B. Müller's group. I have a background in Physics (BSc.) which I completed at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in 2017 and in Energy Management and Sustainability (MSc.) from EPFL with an emphasis on energy storage and dynamic modelling completed in 2019.
Aside from my academic projects, I conducted an internship at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) where I performed a case study on policies and regultions for private sector mini-grids and conducted an impact assessment of electrification in rural areas in developing countries.
My research now focuses on the material availability for lithium-ion batteries in the electric mobility sector, particularly, in how their supply could be ensured through recycling. To this end, I use modelling techniques such as material flow analysis to investigate the different options to solve this problem, model intended and unintended consequences of these options, and support decision making for politicians and industry stakeholders.
I greatly enjoy collaborating with researchers and students from multiple disciplines so don't hesitate to get in touch!