MemberRamit Debnath

…-Blank (2019): How does slum rehabilitation influences appliance ownership? A structural model of non-income drivers, Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 132, September 2019, pp- 418-428, (Gold Open…

I have a background in electrical engineering and sustainability sciences which shapes my perception of engineering as a tool for reducing inequality.  My current research involves the identification of ‘invisible’ drivers of energy demand in urban poverty of the Global South to deliver energy justice. In doing so, I am exploring the human dimensions of energy use in slum rehabilitation and quantifying them to inform demand-side energy policies. The core research methodology is mixed-method; the qualitative findings are drawn through the lens of social practice theory and energy culture. The quantitative analysis is performed using structural equation modelling, energy simulations and machine-learning-based state-of-the-art techniques. The findings of this research are expected to have practical policy implications towards demand-side energy just policies for poverty alleviation. My research is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship under the grant number [OPP1144], the Trinity-MCSC scholarship (honorary) from the Trinity College, Cambridge and a Santander Mobility Grant from the Santander Group, Spain.

MemberAmin Ebrahimi

…l with longitudinal vortex generators using Nanofluids
Amin Ebrahimi, Farhad Rikhtegar, Amin Sabaghan and Ehsan Roohi
Energy, vol. 101, pp. 190-201, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/
[J4] Flow and thermal fields investigation in …

A researcher who embraces multiscale modelling of transport phenomena (heat and fluid flow) in metallurgy and materials processing, thermal energy systems and Micro- and Nanofluidic devices. Interested in energy science and data-driven engineering and optimisation for real-world engineering problems.

MemberReuben Martens

…FWO-project (3F008117): Beyond Petroleum. Reimagining Energy in Contemporary Film and Literature (2017-2021)….

Reuben Martens is currently a KU Leuven Fellow of the B.A.E.F. at the Department of English at UCLA (2019-2020), a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), member of the English Literature research group at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven and member of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies at Ghent University (as part of a joint PhD agreement). Currently, Reuben is working on his personal PhD-project, “Beyond Petroleum: Reimagining Energy in Contemporary Film and Literature” (2017-2021), which aims to study the cultural representation of alternative energy futures in contemporary Anglophone & European cinema and literature. Exploring the values, narratives, and aesthetics that underscore these alternative futures, this project wants to offer ​valuable insight into newly developing ideas on energy in times of critical climate change and energy insecurity.

MemberSara Newsome

I am a fourth-year PhD student in East Asian Studies at University of California, Irvine, although I am currently a Nippon Foundation Fellow at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan for a 10-month program. I am interested in pursuing questions regarding the intersection of literature with environmental and feminist activism in modern Japan, particularly the post-Fukushima anti-nuclear energy movement.

MemberRobert D. Aguirre

Robert D. Aguirre is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. His work focuses on the globalizing energies of nineteenth-century British and American literature, with a particular focus on Latin America as zone of inquiry, exchange, and dominion. His most recent book is Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination (2017).

MemberMichael L. Hays

• Independent consultant (mainly, defense, energy, environment) to private- and public-sector clients • Independent scholar (specialty: Shakespeare) • Intermittent full- or part-time teacher for 45 years in single-sex private and coed public secondary schools, community colleges, and four-year universities • Civic activist mainly in public education, columnist, and letter writer • Army officer (intelligence) and Vietnam veteran • NAACP Life member since 1968 and feminist since before the movement • left-leaning Independent once a Yellow-Dog Democrat • Two children, three step-children, and six grandchildren • Master of three dogs and servant to two cats

MemberGregor Wolbring

Associate Professor University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Interests Ability Studies (ability, ability expectation  and ableism ethics and governance), disability studies, social, ethical, legal, economic, environmental, cultural and governance issues of new, emerging and converging sciences and technologies (S&T) such as nanoscale S&T, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, robotics, brain computer interfaces, human  enhancement; impact of S&T on marginalized populations, especially disabled people; sports; human security, global health, health- (technology assessment, law, care and policies), sustainability studies; conflict studies; ecohealth, climate, water and energy issues and bioethics issues,