Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Pathways in Physics: Chiara Pasquini - Sustainable Energy

Feb 10, 2021 | 06:00 PM
Chiara Pasquini

Chiara Pasquini
Image Credit: Privat

Chiara Pasquini researched as a PhD student at the Freie Universität on energy storage systems, in particular on catalysts for hydrogen production. Today, she works for a company that provides research and consulting services for European and global energy markets.

Meet Chiara Pasquini

I chose to study physics because I was inclined toward logical thinking and I wanted to use my skills to make the world more ecologically sustainable.

During my PhD, I used electrochemistry and spectroscopic methods to investigate the mechanism of electrolysis for hydrogen production (artificial photosynthesis). The use of hydrogen is one of the possible solution to store energy and allow a bigger share of renewables in the energy generation mix.

One year ago, I decided to keep the topic but totally change methods and I started working for a consultancy company, which models the energy market and makes prediction on the future energy generation.

Join the event

My pathway

2008 – 2013      B.S. and M.S. in Physics, La Sapienza University, Rome
2014 – 2020      Ph.D. in Physics, Freie Universität Berlin

Thesis: “The mechanism of the water oxidation reaction catalyzed by an amorphous Co-based catalyst is revealed using operando Raman and time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy”

2020 – present   Energy Modelling Analyst at Aurora Energy Research (head office in Oxford)

My advice to all future physicists

Spend your time doing what makes you passionate, but do not forget to be curious and keep an eye on the big picture.

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2021 | 06:00 PM

Online via webex

Further Information

Language: English

About "Pathways in Physics"

In the online talk series for students of physics, different speakers will talk about their own pathway in physics: why they became physicists, how they recognized what their interests in physics were and how they went about getting positions in research and industry. We invite speakers from the Department of Physics, different research institutions as well as from various industries.


  • artificial photosynthesis
  • Aurora Energy Research
  • biophysics
  • Chiara Pasquini
  • energy modelling
  • modelling analyst
  • pathways in physics
  • sustainabilty
  • sustainable energy