Carmen graduated with an MSc in Energy Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium which featured a year focusing on power systems and renewable energy, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. She joined UCL at their Adelaide campus on a BHP Billiton scholarship to pursue a PhD looking at the interdisciplinary modeling and optimisation of the design, operation and regulation of microgrids.
Prior to joining UCL, Carmen undertook an engineering internship with BASF Asia Pacific, Shanghai, China. Her research interests lie at the interface between electricity regulation and techno-economic modelling to support the development of a cost effective, reliable and sustainable future energy supply system.
Carmen has recently presented at All-Energy Australia 2013. Read about her presentation on ‘Optimal design of a microgrid: A case study in South Australia’.