Diana Ürge-Vorsatz#

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Membership Number:4557
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Homepage: http://envsci.ceu.edu/people/diana-urge-vorsatz

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 - today Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), Central European University (CEU)
  • 2002 – 2007 Director of the PhD program, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (CEU)
  • 2001 – 2002 Acting Head of Department, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (CEU)
  • 2007 - today Full Professor, CEU, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • 2001 – 2007 Associate Professor, CEU, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • 1994 - 1996 Research Assistant, Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). USA
  • 1994 Winter and Spring: Research Assistant, Heat Islands Project , UCLA and LBNL, USA
  • 1994 June - August Instructor and Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU.
  • 1992 Sep - Dec Research Assistant, International Energy Studies, Energy and Environment Division, LBNL. USA
  • 1993: June - August Teaching Assistant, Summer Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy, CEU,
  • 1993 Spring Quarter Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of Physics
  • 1990 June - August: Assitant for Bechtel Cooperation at the Nuclear Power Plant of Paks, Hungary.
  • 1988 - 1990 Teaching Assistant at the Department of Astronomy, Eötvös University, Hungary
  • 1990 June - August Research Assistant at the Central Research Institute of Astrophysics, Potsdam, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sustainable energy production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Sustainable energy policy
  • Engineering economic modeling
  • Emission and energy demand scenarios
  • Integration of climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives
  • Energy efficient and sustainable buildings
  • Climate change mitigation in cities
  • Energy transition

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 - 2018 Chair, Scientific Steering Committee, major Scientific Conference on Climate change and Cities. Canada, March 2018
  • 2017 Chair, Jury of the Energy Globe Award, Hungary
  • 2015 Elected as Vice Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • 2014 - 2015; 2017 Member of the High-Level Panel to evaluate the activities of the EC's Joint Research Center during the Seventh Framework Programme
  • 2013 Member of Director’s Review Committee, Environmental Energy Technology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • 2009 - 2016 Panel member, European Research Council, Starting, Consolidator and Synergy Grants
  • 2009 - 2012 Contributing to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • 2009 Recipient of the Award “Példakép” (=”Role Model”)
  • 2008 Recipient of the Hungarian Presidential recognition “A Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Középkeresztje” (Medium Cross Medal of the Hungarian Republic)
  • 2007 recognised (by IPCC) to have contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007
  • 2007 - 2013 Member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) of the European Commission
  • 2007 Member of the United Nations Foundation’s Expert Group on Energy Efficiency: “Bringing Energy Efficiency to Scale”, advising the G8 process
  • 2004 – 2007 Member of the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, co-sponsored by the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
  • 2003 International Policy Fellowship, Center for Policy Studies, Academic Year 2003-2004.
  • 1998 - 2006 Four times reelected member of the Academic Senate of the Central European University
  • 1996 Invited as a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society for outstanding public health professionals, USA
  • 1993 - 1994 and 1994 - 1995 FULBRIGHT Fellowship, University of California (UCLA and UC Berkeley)
  • 1991: Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Award
  • 1990 - 1991 EEC TEMPUS Scholarship, Brunel University, UK
  • 1990 The Brief Award, UK

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