Editorial Team

Sophie-Marie Ertelt 

Ph.D. student at the Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) at Örebro University School of Business & scholarship holder from the Management & IT (MIT) Graduate School at Uppsala University. Her research is connected to the first permanent Electric Road in Sweden (E20 Hallsberg–Örebro) and focuses on the ongoing sustainability transition of road freight transport and the various disruptive changes that could accelerate such a transition e.g. heavy vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, and service-based business model innovations.  Sophie-Marie holds an M.Sc. from the University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering & Business, and before her Masters' studies, she represented Germany at World & European Championships, Europa & Worldcups, as well as, continental trials for the Olympics in 30+ countries in the singlehanded sailing class "Laser Radial".  

Leandro Ferreira

Ph.D. in International Relations and researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Brazil with a visiting period in Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany. During the Ph.D., I discussed the formation of a Renewable Energy Technological Innovation System in the European Union and geopolitical implications both regional and international. Currently, I am working on a project to evaluate transboundary water politics and its sustainable transition implications in Latin America. My research agenda is related to the energy transition, power, and politics of transition, and energy and environmental politics.

Tom Hawxwell 

Currently a researcher in the department of Urban Planning and Regional Development at the HafenCity University (HCU) Hamburg. His research focuses on governance, climate change adaptation, and resilience in cities as part of the CLICCS (Climate, Climate Change, and Society) Excellence Cluster of the German DFG (German Research Foundation). Over the previous three years, he has worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart (Germany) and managed a work package in the H2020 EU-SCC2 project UNaLab (Urban Nature Labs). Tom holds a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (Major: Geography) from the University of Adelaide (Australia), as well as an M.Sc. (Environmental Governance) from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany).

Nikhil John 

Currently a Ph.D. student at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. His Ph.D. project focuses theoretically on innovation systems with empirics around artificial intelligence and its role in energy-intensive processing industries. Nikhil holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Manipal University in India and a Master's degree in sustainable energy technology from TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Nkweauseh Reginald Longfor

Doctoral student at the Graduate school of Global Environmental Studies at Sophia University, Japan. His current research focuses on the Energy Transition with biomass waste in Cameroon. His research is currently listed as Sophia University’s Research Branding project due to its transdisciplinary undertaking to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on water-energy-urban-rural nexus. In addition, his research interests are transition management, industrial ecology, circular economy, and urban sustainability. Reginald holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Buea (Cameroon) and a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Science from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

Pinar Majidova 

First-year Ph.D. student at the University of Aberdeen and research area is human geography with the focus on energy transition in the post-communist context. The research investigates a variety of economic, political, institutional, and socio-cultural factors that enable and/or hamper the energy transition and economy in the post-communist context. Particular attention is paid to the various historical influences and how they determine the evolution of the energy system nowadays. In this respect, the project adopts an evolutionary perspective – namely the framework of evolutionary economic geography (EEG) – and will utilize a qualitative approach consisting of interviews with stakeholders and secondary data analysis.

Giulia M Mininni

Giulia is a Research Fellow in Social Relations of Energy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex. She is examining the social and policy drivers of changes at a local level as part of the transition to Net Zero carbon emissions and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Giulia was awarded her PhD from Keele University, UK, and her thesis focused on a case study of the solar program of the Barefoot College (NGO) in India working on rural women’s engagement in energy technology training to promote their empowerment. She also holds an MSc on Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London. Prior to her PhD she has been working for different agencies in the fields of environment and sustainability in the UK and in India.

Emmanuelle Santoire 

Doctor in Geography, normalienne. She obtained both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in geography at the ENS  of Lyon. She specializes in critical energy geography to explore the relationships between energy systems, regulation, and spatialities, from a legal geography perspective. Her Ph.D. focused on European and Canadian cases, combining inquiries into European law (internal market, hydropower concessions, investment), and international trade law (through the study of the CETA). She holds a teaching degree (agrégation) and currently works at the Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, UMR 5600 EVS CNRS.