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Michalis Christou

Senior Expert on Energy, Materials supply chains, and strategic autonomy, Joint Research Centre

Michalis Christou is a Senior Expert in energy, materials and strategic autonomy at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). He has leading roles in the JRC activities on “Materials and Strategic Supply Chains for the Energy Transition” and "Resilience and Strategic Autonomy in the Energy industry" at the Directorate for Energy, Mobility and Climate. A Mechanical Engineer by training with a PhD in risk analysis, Michalis has more than 25 years’ experience in energy topics, specifically in energy analysis, protection of energy critical infrastructures, security of energy supply, and materials value chains. With his team, he’s performing research on foresight of the demand of materials and components necessary for the energy transition, supply chain analysis, materials and technology innovation, resilience of supply chains and mitigation of supply risk.


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    Researcher **Please specify title and discipline**, Joint Research Centre