As the Energy Transition Lab (ETL) of the Technology Policy and Management Faculty at TU Delft grows, researchers working on energy topics are coming together. The ETL directives extend this effort across the PhD candidates in the TPM faculty. And we, the PhDs, could benefit from it.
Towards the end of 2021, twelve PhD candidates gathered for the first time to start building the Energy Transition Lab PhD group. What does bring us together? Initially, our research interests and focuses on the energy transition from diverse perspectives. For example, energy justice, values change, market designs and policy regulations, framing and social acceptance, public responses to renewables, energy communities, consumer acceptance, and imaginaries in governance. We all come from different engineering and social sciences backgrounds and do interdisciplinary research. There is a diverse level of expertise among the group members. We can find PhD candidates in their first, second, third, early fourth, and fourth year and from different cultural backgrounds. Another bond between us is the interest in building a support community. Especially during these pandemic times, doing a PhD can be even more isolating. Hopefully, this group will help make our journey smoother.
We are starting to formulate our views, goals, and interests in the group. Here are some of our ideas:
- Overall, building a community to support each other throughout our PhD journeys
- We are planning on having regular meetings to share our research topics between the group
- Events to share research findings with stakeholders
- Pushing forward our ideas with the support from the TMP ETL
I am truly excited to be part of this group and look forward to building projects together.
If you (or someone you know) happen to be a TPM PhD candidate with energy-related interests, do join us! Look at this announcement: https://intranet.tudelft.nl/-/doe-mee-met-de-phd-groep-van-het-energy-transition-lab?redirect=%2F. Or, you can email me at email@example.com, and I will add you to the group.