Dr. Pallav Purohit, an Indian citizen, was awarded the 2005 postdoctoral scholarship to pursue studies at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics in Germany. Dr. Purohit holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. His postdoctoral research will focus on CO2 emissions mitigation potential through renewable energy technologies under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in India.
Jaunty Edobor Aidamenbor holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigera. He has begun a Master of Science program in Environmental Pollution Control at the School of Process, Environmental and Material Engineering of the University of Leads in the UK, focusing on environmental impact assessment in the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy.
Mulugeta Weldetnsae Beyn, from Eritrea, will be entering the Postgraduate Programme in Renewable Energy at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. He will build on his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering by studying photovoltaic energy generation in depth.
Eduardo Díaz Escobar Moreno has completed a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Communications Engineering at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. He has elected to undertake the European Master in Renewable Energy coordinated by EUREC, a network of eight European universities and scientific institutions, and specialise in photovoltaic studies.
Lian Jiang has a bachelor’s degree from Remin University of China and diplomas from the Foreign Affairs University and Tianjin University of Science and Technology. She will be studying global environmental policy at American University, School of International Service, particularly in relation to the promotion of renewable energy use in China.
Paul Ayokuleyin Odukunle, a Nigerian national, has chosen to study environmental engineering at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. With a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria, Mr. Odunkunle’s interests lie in the use of large quantities of biogas as an alternative source of sustainable energy.
Junior Kojo Osei-Agyemang, an electrical engineer with a Bachelor of Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, plans to pursue a master’s in Renewable Energy Systems Technology at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He will examine cost-effective ways to supply electricity, using renewable energy sources, to African rural communities.