Pau Farres Antunez

Postdoctoral researcher in Energy Storage, University of Cambridge

After graduating from a Physics degree in Barcelona, I completed a Master's degree in Renewable Energies at the University of Oldenburg, in Germany, with the support from a joint scholarship between 'la Caixa' and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). During that period I gained a strong interest for research in the fields of energy sustainability and energy storage.

I worked for the Energy Research Company (EPE) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a year, analysing photovoltaic systems and small hybrid systems for isolated micro-grids in remote areas.

In 2014 I moved to the UK, where I completed a PhD at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge, supported by a Peterhouse Graduate Studentship. In 2019 I started work as a postdoctoral researcher in the same department, in association with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US. The topic of my PhD thesis, as well as that of my current work, is the analysis and modelling of thermo-mechanical energy storage systems.

Experience

  • 2019–2020
    Research Associate in Energy Storage, Cambridge University Engineering Department