Biography: Bruno Domenech is Industrial Engineer (2011), Management Engineer (2011) and PhD (2013) through the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). Between 2013 and 2015, he combined his post PhD research with a teaching activity as part-time lecturer in the Technical University of Catalonia and the Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Although he has participated in different research fields (supply chain management and city logistics, among others), his main research interest focuses on the design and optimisation of stand-alone electrification systems for isolated rural communities in developing countries, including economic, technical and social considerations. His PhD consisted on developing a methodology to assist rural electrification promoters in the design of such projects, using the support of quantitative and qualitative methods. Under this work he collaborated with different NGOs, universities and local governments in Bolivia, Cape Verde, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru and Spain. He is now extending this research at the Electricity Research Centre under the supervision of Dr. Damian Flynn.
Bruno Domenech is supported by the UCD Energy21 program, co-financed through the Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2013-COFUND program.
Keywords: distributed energy systems, renewable energies, microgrids, mathematical modelling, multicriteria, developing countries.