Executive Committee 2014-2015
Tae-Hoon Kim, President
Tae-Hoon Kim is a PhD candidate in the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge. His research area is on British fuel policy in the 1960s and 70s. He focuses on examining the politics underlying the policies of power generation and fuel supply, with a particular interest in the evolution in the dominant economic paradigm and its influence on energy policy. Tae has a BA, MA and MPhil in History from the University of Cambridge. Upon receiving his MPhil in 2007, Tae joined the Republic of Korea Army, where he served as a Military Intelligence Officer and Interpreter from 2008 to 2011. After retiring from active duty in 2011, he worked as a research assitant in the Institute For Integrated International Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin from 2011 to 2012.
Victor Chyong, Vice-President
Victor is an MPhil student in Technology Policy at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He holds an LLB Law degree from Southampton University and Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck. He joined CUEN in 2014 and has strong research interest in energy, in particular, natural gas. During his LLB studies, he wrote a dissertation on EU-Russia legal framework in energy trade where he analysed existing legislations underpinning the current bilateral gas trade. He is currently working on European Energy Security in the wake of the on-going Ukranian security crisis.
Michal Filus, Secretary
Michal is a 3rd year PhD student at the Centre for Atmospheric Science group, Department of Chemistry. His research interests lie in the understanding of transport mechanisms of pollutants in the atmosphere. Although, the research area is not closely related to the energy sector and research, this issue has always been one of his passions. Before coming to Cambridge he pursued a MChem in Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Michal joined the CUEN in 2012 and is mainly interested in the energy impact on the environment and sustainable energy generation, sources and utilisation.
M. Mustafa Kamal, Junior Treasurer
Mustafa is a 3rd year PhD student at the Energy group, Department of Engineering working on the premixed and stratified flames and its application to gas turbine engine. He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical engineering and a Masters in Advanced Mechanical engineering from University of Leeds. Mustafa joined the CUEN in 2012 and he has a strong interest in energy related technologies and development.
Nicholas Ramskill, Webmaster
Nicholas is a PhD student at the Magnetic Resonance Reserch Centre in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research is focussed on developing the understanding of the fluid mechanics of exhaust gas flow in Diesel Particulate Filters, which are systems that have been developed for the abatement of emissions from diesel engines. He holds a Masters degree in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds. He joined the CUEN in 2013 and has a strong interest in the energy industry particularly in upstream technology in the oil and gas industry.
Marta Musso, Publicity
Marta is a PhD student at the Faculty of History, currently researching the impact of the international oil industry on Algerian decolonisation. She holds an MA in History from the University of Turin and an MA in Journalism from the University of Sheffield. She is particularly interested in industrial history, the relations between State and enterprise and energy commodities. She collaborates with the historical archive of Eni, the Italian oil company, as a researcher and media producer. She is a founding member of Eogan, the European network of oil and gas archives, and social officer for CISA, the Cambridge International Studies Association.
Celestino Creatore, Content
Celestino is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Physics (Condensed Matter) from Cardiff University and a MSc in Physics from the University of Bari, Italy. He is currently working in the "Theory of Condensed Matter Group" and his research is mainly focused on studying the interaction between light and matter for variousapplications in the fields of Photonics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information. He is also very interested in renewable energy technologies and one of his current research lines deals with the design of novel models of quantum technologies relevant to the fieldof sustainability, e.g. to Photovoltaics. Cele joined CUEN in 2013 and apart from emergent technologies, he is very interested in scientific-evidence-based energy policy.
Laura-Lucia Richter, Senior Advisor
Laura is a third year PhD student at the Department of Economics and member of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG). Her research addresses technology diffusion of micro-generation technologies, smart grids and the economics of grid reliability. Before coming to Cambridge she completed her MSc in Economics at the University College London (UCL). Laura joined CUEN in 2012 and was CUEN President from January 2013 through September 2014.
Giulia Privitera, Senior Advisor
Giulia is a post-doctoral researcher in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the same University, a MSc in Condensed Matter Physics and a BSc in Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy. She is working in the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE), and her research is focused on the development of printable and flexible (opto)electronics based on nanomaterials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. Besides technical aspects, she is strongly interested in the environmental and social impact of renewable energies and in sustainable development. Giulia joined CUEN in 2011 and, after having covered different roles in the committee over the years, she now aims to inspire and advise the new members on CUEN vision and activities.
Professor John Young, Senior Treasurer
Prof. Young is the Hopkinson and ICI Professor of Applied Thermodynamics and a Professorial Fellow of King's College. He read Engineering Science at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1966-69 and obtained his Ph.D from Birmingham University in 1973. In 1976 he joined the Cambridge University Engineering Department and worked at the Whittle Turbomachinery Laboratory in West Cambridge until 1999 when he moved to the Hopkinson Laboratory on the main Department of Engineering site,CUED.