Chiem Kraaijvanger

Chiem Kraaijvanger

Master Student Industrial Ecology

Delft University of Technology & Leiden University

I am a master student of Industrial Ecology at the Delft University of Technology & Leiden University with a background in Technology, Policy & Management and Engineering for Large-Scale Energy Conversion and Storage.

With a background in Technology, Policy and Management and Engineering for Large-Scale Energy Conversion and Storage my interests converge at the ever more relevant energy transition. Being passionate about a healthy state of the planet my research focuses on finding ways to support a smooth and sustainable energy transition.

For my thesis I am interested in the alignment of technical solar PV and energy retrofitting potential with the socio-demographic characteristics in urbanized areas. I will use Spatial Analysis & Data Science techniques to gain understanding of how the technical potential of solar PV and energy retrofitting potential of building stock align with the socio-demographic characteristics of urbanized areas. The result of my work should enable policy makers to design more effective policy frameworks regarding the adoption of solar PV as a source of energy in urban areas.