My name is Martina Fantini, I’m 26 and I’m from Italy. I have a background in Political Sciences and International Diplomacy, and I got both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Bologna. During the last year of my Master's, I had the chance to do two exchange periods abroad, in two completely different cities, which gave me the invaluable opportunity to experience the world of Academia all around Europe. From January to June 2022, I participated in the Erasmus+ project and did an exchange period as a student at the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, in Paris, with the purpose of deepening my knowledge in the international security studies field. From September 2022 to February 2023, I moved to Tromsø to do a research period at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT), combined with research cooperation with the University of Copenhagen’s Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), both finalized to my Master's Thesis redaction. My thesis-related research work focused on Chinese energy security analyzed through the lens of Sino-Arctic energy cooperation, including a specific case study on the economic and environmental potential of Sino-Norwegian energy cooperation on blue and green hydrogen technologies (notably, CCS systems, electrolyzers, and fuel cells). The ultimate goal of the project was to inform best energy consumption behaviors, business practices, and policy choices susceptible of enhancing people’s awareness and institutional preparedness in facing the great challenge of our time: energy transition. Working on my thesis basically turned me into a clean energy research nerd and motivated me to pursue my career within this field, with the aim of using my expertise and knowledge to contribute to the transition to a zero-emission society. Consistently, here at KULT, I will be working as a Ph.D. candidate on exploring opportunities and challenges in reducing the aviation sector’s environmental impact, both through decarbonization and demand reduction strategies, as part of KULT’s research group on Energy, Climate, and Environment and FME NTRANS Research Area 1: Deep Decarbonization and Wide Societal Change. May our team efforts allow the ignition of air travel’s green transition!