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Francesco Gardumi

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Francesco Gardumi is Researcher at the division of Energy Systems, department of Energy Technology. His research focuses on advancing methods for energy and integrated climate, land, energy and water systems (CLEWs) modelling, to make the modelling techniques fit-for-context in developing countries. He is dedicated to and passionate about academic collaboration in systems modelling that fosters local ownership via open source tools and sharing of teaching resources.

He currently leads the Horizon Europe project RE-INTEGRATE (Re-Thinking Integrated energy systems strategies), where 8 teams from the African Union and 8 teams from the European Union cooperate in building permanent networks of energy analysts that share energy systems modelling knowledge multi-laterally and with minimized biases. He also leads a collaboration between KTH and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in offering technical assistance to Governments of developing countries in expanding the use of integrated resource assessments for strengthening policy coherence. This expansion of capacity is a central element across several other initiatives and projects he leads KTH’s contribution for.

He got his PhD in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology at Politecnico di Milano in 2016, with a research about the integration of short-term flexibility constraints into long-term energy investment models, using thermodynamic modelling of power plants, game-theory-based market models and the modelling framework OSeMOSYS. He led the H2020 project REEEM, within which he was one of the founders of the European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP). He worked in several capacity development projects in Asia and sub-saharan Africa and worked as a trainer in collaboration with UNDP, UNDESA, UNECA, UNESCAP, OPML, GIZ.


Energy System Economics, Modelling and Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development (MJ2383), teacher | Course web

Energy Systems for Sustainable Development (MJ2508), teacher | Course web

Introduction to Energy Systems Analysis and Applications (MJ2380), course responsible | Course web

Introduction to Energy Systems Analysis and Applications - Minor Course (MJ2381), course responsible | Course web