Dr Giuseppe Colantuono
After his degree in physics at the University of Turin in Italy, Giuseppe completed his PhD in 2009 in Geophysical Fluid dynamics at Florida State University, USA. During his PhD, Giuseppe has been a long term PhD student visitor (2006-2007) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, where he worked on his dissertation on mathematical aspects of planetary waves. After moving in Yorkshire (UK), from 2010 to 2019 Giuseppe has covered several research roles at the University of Sheffield, the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. He has worked at the intersection of applied mathematics, renewable energy and environmental science. Thanks to his self-taught attitude and hacking mentality, Giuseppe has published as first author on an uncommonly wide range of topics from physical oceanography to applied optics, chemical engineering, solar energy and energy storage. He serves as a reviewer for several renewable energy journals. When time allows, Giuseppe teaches applied mathematics and a few physics subjects. He was appointed tenured Senior Research Fellow in 2019.
Giuseppe created and now leads RED WoLF (Rethink electricity Distribution Without Load Following), a 6,060,000 euro Interreg NWE project about reducing peak power demand from dwellings. Giuseppe is actively exploring other research and funding opportunities in the fields of renewable energy and energy usage. He believes in the power of mathematical and physical sciences in serving the current global energy transition.