Prof. Gioia Falcone
Gioia Falcone is Rankine Chair, Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow, where she leads the Energy and Sustainability Research Group and is Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions. She is also Visiting Professor at Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. Until June 2018, she was Professor and Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Between 2011 and early 2016, she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Gioia was formerly an Assistant and then Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science partnership. Prior to joining academia, she worked with Eni-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and Total E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments. She holds a Laurea Summa Cum Laude in Environmental-Georesources engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. She is Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE), Member of its Renewables Sub-Group and its focal point for the UNECE Pathways to Sustainable Energy & Carbon Neutrality Project. She sits on the BEIS (UK Government Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) Energy Working Group, chaired by the Chief Scientific Advisor to BEIS, advising on the development of Technical Screening Criteria in the energy sector for the UK Green Taxonomy. She serves on the 2020-2023 Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and is Chair of the IGA UNFC Ad Hoc Committee. She serves on the Directorate of Scottish Carbon Capture and Sequestration (SCCS) and on the Board of the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP). She is member of the Academic Panel of the Net Zero Technology Centre, of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC). She serves on the Scientific Committee of the 2022 European Geothermal Congress (EGC) and on the Scientific Committee of the 2021 International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’21).