Santiago is an energy engineer with focus on energy technology and sustainability. Passionate about applied thermodynamics, heat transfer and energy systems during his Bachelor’s degree at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) (including his stay at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), he decided to pursue a MSc. in Sustainable Energy – Thermal Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he specialized on thermal systems, focusing on heat pump analysis, design and optimization for Copenhagen’s District Heating System, before joining UNEP DTU Partnership.
He currently works on analysis of best practices to study their standardization and replicability, implementation of feasible energy-efficient solutions, integration of renewable energies and smart solutions in both energy generation, distribution and buildings to help reduce the energy consumption and the related emissions.
Some examples of current projects that he is involved are the Water-Energy Nexus in water supply systems, District Heating and District Cooling Networks and Energy Efficiency in buildings.