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Dr Caterina Brandoni is a Senior Lecturer in Energy. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently the Athena Swan Champion of the Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment.

She has specific technical expertise and 15 years’ experience in energy management and modelling of different energy systems. Her scientific activities contribute to three main research areas: i) energy and water nexus, ii) renewable energy integration, iii) energy policy and life cycle assessment. She has been working on multi-partner collaborative projects to develop and exploit energy savings and renewable energy technologies, covering all aspects of optimisation, techno-economic modelling and life cycle analysis.

She has acted as PI and Co-I of 12 research projects funded by H2020, INTERREG, UKERC/EPSRC and other funding organisations, e.g. H2020 ANICA (£163k), H2020 ALICE/GA734560 (900k euros), INTERREG SPIRE II/ (6.3M euros).

She was a member of the Editorial board “Proceeding of Civil Engineers – Energy” from 2015 to 2019.

She has acted as an external expert for the EU Commission to assist in the evaluation of H2020 grant applications and a reviewer for the 2020 annual call of the Swedish Research Council in the area of the Built Environment.

She has published over 35 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. The full list can be found in Google Scholar and ORCID (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7048-8409). 

Her complete list of publications can be found on Scholar Google

Current and Recent Grants

Economic and environmental analysis of cleaner fuel/hydrogen production from biowaste with a focus on digestate and sewage sludge

Brandoni, C.Huang, Y. & Hewitt, N.

The Royal Society: £11,960.00

30/03/21 → 29/03/23

Award date: 29/03/21


Combined heat and power (CHP) system utilising gasification of waste poultry litter

Hewitt, N.Brandoni, C. & Huang, Y.

Interreg VA Co-Innovate: £92,125.00

1/07/20 → 30/06/22

Award date: 16/07/20


ANICA - Advanced Indirectly Heated Carbonate Looping Process (Stage 2)

Hewitt, N.Brandoni, C. & Huang, Y.

CEC-H2020-ACT-CCS.EU/Calls: £169,711.00

1/09/19 → 31/08/22

Award date: 16/12/19


Pathways towards heat decarbonisation in Northern Ireland

Brandoni, C.Vorushylo, I. & Hewitt, N.

UKERC: £58,374.00

1/09/18 → 31/12/19

Award date: 29/03/19


Gender, ageing and latency in the transition to low-carbon system: empowering women as decision makers

Brandoni, C.Hewitt, N.Huang, Y. & Vorushylo, I.

UKERC: £59,556.80

1/09/18 → 31/12/19

Award date: 22/10/18


The Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research (CAMBER)

Hewitt, N.Brandoni, C. & Huang, Y.

INTERREG VA: £262,573.00

1/07/17 → 31/12/21

Award date: 18/09/17


ALICE - Accelerate innovation in urban wastewater management for climate change

Hewitt, N.Brandoni, C.Fernandez-Ibanez, P.Dunlop, P. & Byrne, J.

CEC-H2020-MSCA-RISE: £103,644.00

1/01/17 → 31/12/20

Award date: 16/05/17


CLARE: Capacity building in local authorities for fostering renewable and energy efficient community projects

Brandoni, C. & Hewitt, N.

CEC NPP Northern Periphery & Arctic Pro: £24,015.00

1/05/16 → 30/11/16

Award date: 16/05/17



Huang, M. J.Brandoni, C.Hewitt, N.Zacharopoulos, A.Huang, Y.Griffiths, P.Devlin, S.Keatley, P. & Mc Larnon, D.

INTERREG VA: £1,721,018.00

1/03/17 → 31/12/21

Award date: 8/02/17


SPIRE 2 PhD Costs

Brandoni, C.Hewitt, N.Huang, M. J.Zacharopoulos, A.Griffiths, P.Huang, Y.Mc Larnon, D.Keatley, P. & Devlin, S.

INTERREG VA: £586,820.00

1/03/17 → 31/12/21

Award date: 8/02/17


GRAGE - Gray and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas

Brandoni, C. & Hewitt, N.

CEC-H2020-MSCA-RISE: £66,412.00

30/11/14 → 31/12/19

Award date: 5/10/16


INPATH-TES: PhD on Innovation Pathways for TES (Thermal Energy Storage) (LCE-20-2014)

Hewitt, N.Brandoni, C.Huang, M. J.Redpath, D.Griffiths, P. & Mondol, J.

CEC-H2020- SC-LCE-2014: £128,423.00

1/05/15 → 30/04/18

Award date: 5/10/16


SUBB: Sustainable Underutilised Biomass Boiler Fuels

Brandoni, C.

Invest NI: £120,480.00

18/02/16 → 17/02/18

Award date: 3/08/16

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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