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Scientific project officer, Joint Research Centre

Samuel Carrara holds a Bachelor and a Master Degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering (major: energy and mechanical plants) and a PhD in Technologies for Energy and the Environment, all from the University of Bergamo, Italy.

After working as an energy engineer in the gas turbine field, in 2011 he joined Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), an Italian research institute in the area of climate change and sustainable development, where he worked as an energy modeller until 2019, mostly focusing on the renewable energy modules.

In early 2016 he was granted a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship by the European Commission, jointly developed at the University of California, Berkeley and at FEEM. His research project was titled “MERCURY – Modeling the European power sector evolution: low-carbon generation technologies (renewables, CCS, nuclear), the electric infrastructure and their role in the EU leadership in climate policy” (

In 2019, he joined the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Petten, the Netherlands (Directorate C: Energy, Mobility and Climate – Unit C.7: Energy Transition Insights for Policy), where he carries out technical and policy analyses on raw materials and supply chains, mainly focusing on technologies for the green transition.