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Silvia Trevisan

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About me

My research focuses on the development of a cost-effective Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to maximize renewable energy penetration while providing stability and flexibility to the energy sector. The exploitation of high-temperature TES is a great opportunity to ensure a high share of renewable energy, and it contributes to decarbonizing the energy-intensive and hard-to-abate industrial sector. This research is aimed at contributing to the fulfillment of several Sustainable Development Goals, providing renewable energy, and ensuring more sustainable future industries, cities, and communities. My research work is based on both experimental studies, involving material investigations and design and development of innovative components' prototypes, as well as different system-level techno-economic analyses. My personal interest is mostly in energy storage technologies and renewable energy.

Currently, my research activities at KTH are mostly performed in the context of the below projects:

  • RIHOND: Renewable Industrial Heat On Demand

  • SHARP-sCO2: Solar Hybrid Air-sCO2 Power Plants 

  • HYBRIDplus: Advanced HYBRID solar plant with PCM storage solutions in sCO2 cycles

  • SUSHEAT: Smart Integration of Waste and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Heat Upgrade in the Industry


I am a mechanical and energy engineer. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and then I took my Master's Degree in Energy Engineering at the University of Genoa, Italy. I obtained a Ph.D. degree in Energy Technology from KTH in 2022.

Besides my academic work at KTH, I also work as an energy consultant at Europe Power Solutions.


Besides my research work, I participate in other academic activities at KTH. I have supervised more than 20 MSc Thesis in the field of energy storage, solar energy, and energy system techno-economic modeling. I am largely involved in teaching activities in the courses MJ2500 "Large Scale Solar Power Plants", MJ2411 "Renewable Energy Technology", and MJ2409 "Applied Energy Technology".


AI applications in Sustainable Energy Engineering (MJ2507), teacher | Course web

Applied Heat and Power Technology (MJ2426), teacher | Course web

Large Scale Solar Power (MJ2500), teacher | Course web

Modeling of Energy Systems - Heat and Power Generation (MJ2438), teacher, assistant | Course web

Renewable Energy Technology (MJ2411), teacher | Course web