Rosaria is an Engineer with 6 years of international Consulting experience in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Biomass market. She graduated from University of Naples Federico II in Naples (Italy) in Engineering for Environment and Territory at the School of Engineering in 2006. After completing her MSc degree, she started working in Italy as a bioenergy junior consultant in local engineering firms and I participated in projects relating to design and permitting procedure for biogas CHP plants and the use of residues and waste as alternative fuels for cement production. After one year, she moved to the international consultancy firm Ecofys, where she worked as a bioenergy consultant for more than two years in its offices in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. From 2010 until 2013, she has been working as an independent consultant in renewable energy sector and expert in bioenergy and collaborating within the international network SQ Consult together with high-level professional experts in sustainable energy.
During 2013 she collaborated with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in the investigation on transparent electrodynamic shield application to mitigate the solar panel power output reduction due to dust accumulation in remote areas. She is currently pursuing a PhD Environmental Science and Technology at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at UAB within the IASTE research group (Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment). Her research focuses on the development of a holistic framework for the integrated assessment of urban waste management systems, applying the theory of metabolic networks and the Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) accounting method. She has been coordinating the UAB administrative and technical content of the European project MARSS–Material Advanced Recovery Sustainable Systems (contract LIFE11 ENV/DE/343).