Samuel Carrara holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Energy and Mechanical Plants) and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Technologies, all from the University of Bergamo, Italy.
His main research interests include renewable energies, sustainable development, energy policies, climate and energy economics, advanced energy systems. His research activity is mainly carried out adopting the WITCH model (www.witchmodel.org), mostly focusing on the energy and the transport sectors.
In early 2016 he was granted a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship by the European Commission and he has currently been spending the outgoing phase as a visiting scholar at the Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Kammen. His research project is “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”.