Invited Talks, Conferences and Workshops

Talks: Ecologic Institute, CERN, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Minho, Secretaria Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo (SENPLADES) of Ecuador, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Parthenope University of Naples, Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) of Brussels, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Ajuntament de Barcelona, CosmoCaixa Science Museum


42nd Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 25-30 November 2018. Program and registration here.

Invited Talks

Energy Systems and Modeling Group (ESMG). School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University. 7 February 2018. Multi-Scale Integrated Assessment of Energy Systems: Theory, Concepts, and Applications

‘Brussels Week’ of the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme 2017. Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament, Brussels. 28-30 November 2017. Scientists plenary presentations.

Stanford Complexity Symposium. Stanford University. 14 November 2017. The Use of Complexity in Sustainability Assessment.

Ecologic Institute, Ecoscholars Talks. Berlin, Germany. 18 March 2014. Energy, Complexity and Governance.

Secretaria Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo (SENPLADES) of Ecuador – Workshop presenting the MuSIASEM methodology. Quito, Ecuador. 3-7 February, 2014. Que nos dice un análisis biofísica del Ecuador 2030? Irrupciones de sorpresas: Energía. Invited expert. (Spanish)

Course “Environment and Society” (UAB 102805, Environmental Science), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. 25 November 2013. The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Consequence of our Ignorance. Guest lecturer.

Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute, ELEEP Summit (Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy). Brussels, Belgium, 1 June 2012. Back to Reality-Checks: Achieving best practices in energy policy.

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), conCERNed for Humanity club. Geneva, Switzerland. 2 April 2012. Web-meeting on Nuclear Power Viability. Is Nuclear Power a Viable Alternative Energy Source? Applying new protocols in energy analysis.

Àrea de Medi Ambient de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, La Fàbrica del Sol. Barcelona, Spain. 15 March 2012. Fukushima, un any després: el nuclear en cuestión(es). (in Catalan)

Ajuntament de Flix, Fina Carranza (town councilor for culture). Barcelona, Spain. 11 October 2011. Public discussion inaugurating the exhibition “The Workers of Chernobyl” (Chair: Joan Martinez-Alier). Els ensenyaments dels accidents nuclears de Fukushima. Keynote. (in Catalan)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona seminar “Chernobyl, Fukushima and Beyond: Reflecting on the Future of Nuclear Energy” (Chair: Katharine N. Farrell). Barcelona, Spain. 9 May 2011. Reality check on “nuclear safety”. Keynote.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona seminar on the nuclear accidents of Fukushima. Barcelona, Spain. 21 March 2011. Learnings from an ongoing nuclear disaster & Conclusions about the viability of nuclear energy. Keynote.

CosmoCaixa Science Museum. Public discussion “Can we break the addiction to fossil energy?”. Barcelona, Spain. 22 October 2010. Did we find a way safe and effective to store nuclear waste for thousands of years? Invited expert.

Invited Meetings and Workshops (not presenting)

CISAC Fellows’ Policy Workshops. Stanford University. Year 2017/2018.

Science Meets Parliament. European Parliament, Brussels. 28 November 2017. Invited by the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA).

Reset of U.S. Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policy Meeting 3: Consent-Based Siting, CISAC, Stanford University. 9-10 March 2016. Invited by Prof. Rodney Ewing.

NATO and Energy Security. NATO headquarters. Brussels, Belgium. 30 May 2012. Invited by the Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute.


Goldschmidt Annual International Conference. Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry. Boston, MA. 12-17 August 2018.

59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA). San Francisco, CA. 4-7 April 2018.

3rd International Conference on Risk Perception, Communication and Ethics of Exposures to Ionising Radiation (RICOMET 2017). IAEA in Vienna, Austria. 27-29 June 2017. Building Trust in the Scientific Basis for Long-Term Nuclear Waste Management through Quantitative Story Telling. Plenary presentation.

4rt Congrés d’Energia de Catalunya (CoNerCat), Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), Barcelona, Spain. 14-15 February 2017. Is Nuclear Power Compatible with Our Energy Future?. Plenary presentation. (in Catalan)

22nd Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS). Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. 13-15 July 2016. Scarcity in abundance: The challenges of promoting sustainable energy access in rural village communities in Botswana, Southern Africa. Oral presentation. (with L. Magole and C. Kiravu)

22nd Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS). Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. 13-15 July 2016. Curbing the Paradox: The challenges of achieving sustainable energy access in Namibia, Southern Africa. Oral presentation. (with Z. Chiguvare, G. Gope, L. Wayiti, M. Castro Gómez, F. Yunta Mezquita)

Annual Joint Stakeholders Conference of the EU-ACP collaborative programmes. African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) House, Brussels, Belgium. 5-6 July 2016. The Challenges of Promoting Sustainable Energy Access in Southern Africa. Plenary presentation.

2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics. University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. 18-19 June 2015. Exploring the nexus between water and energy in Brazil with a focus on the quantitative analysis of electricity production. Oral presentation. (with E. Vásquez Arroyo, C. Madrid Lopez, M. Giampietro)

Biennial International Workshop Advances in Energy Studies 2015 “Energy and Urban Systems”. Stockholm, Sweden. 4-7 May 2015. A Comparison of the Metabolic Pattern of Urban Informal Settlements in Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town. Poster presentation. (with V. E. Neves Santos, R. F. Carvalho Miranda, Z. Kovacic, M. Giampietro)

ACP-EU EDULINK II Joint Stakeholders Conference. Brussels, Belgium. 01-02 April 2014. Participatory Integrated Assessment of Energy Systems to Promote Energy Access and Efficiency. Poster presentation. (with M. Giampietro)

Global Land Project Open Science Meeting. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. 19-21 March 2014. Session: Multi-scale integrated assessment of food, water, energy and land systems (Chair: Richard Aspinall). It’s all about semantics: The use of grammars for the multi-scale integrated assessment of the nexus between energy, food and water. Oral presentation. (with J. Cadillo Benalcazar, Z. Kovacic, C. Madrid, T. Serrano-Tovar, J. Ramos-Martín, M. Giampietro)

3rd Annual European Postgraduate Sustainable Development Symposium. Naples, Italy. 13-15 February 2013. The Viability and Desirability of Alternative Energy Sources: Applying New Protocols in Sustainability Science. Plenary presentation.

UKERC Summer School 2012. University of Warwick, UK. 17-22 June 2012. Assessing the Viability and Desirability of Alternative Energy Sources. Poster presentation.

7th Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. 19-21 October 2010. Tentative Ideas to explore the viability of the nuclear option. Poster presentation.

Last updated on February 2018.