Dr Francisca A Jalil Vega
Francisca joined the Sustainable Gas Institute in May 2018, after completing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research was on studying heat decarbonisation pathways in the UK by implementing a spatially-resolved energy systems model. She is now working on gas decarbonisation pathways for Brazil, by building a spatially-resolved energy systems optimisation model for heat, electricity, and transport demands for the city of Sao Paulo.
Francisca holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial, and a Mechanical Engineering degree and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Chile. She has previously worked in modelling heat transfer and smoke spread in tunnels at IDIEM (Structures and Materials Research, Development and Innovation Centre – Universidad de Chile), and as a researcher at PRIEN (Energy Studies and Research Programme – Universidad de Chile).