I am a passionate and ambitious student, motivated to work for a better future. The solutions are here, and the only thing stopping us from overcoming our challenges is our own lack of motivation.

  • P.A. van Baal
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • February 13, 1993
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • +41 797 520 790


  • Ph.D. in Management of Technology2016 - 2019

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Services Industriels de Genève (SIG)

    Doctoral studies with industry placement, focusing on energy transitions, markets, and policy.

  • M.Sc. Energy Management and Sustainability2014 - 2016

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

    Recipient of MES Excellence fellowship and EPFL Student Excellence prize.
    Senior member of ShARE Global Student Think Tank.

  • B.Sc. Liberal Arts and Sciences2011 - 2014

    Amsterdam University College
    University College Roosevelt

    Graduated summa cum laude. Majors: Physics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Policy.
    Treasurer of TEDxAUCollege. Member of honors student association Extensus. Treasurer of student committee SportsCo.

  • VWO Gymnasium Natuur en Techniek2004 - 2010

    Theresialyceum Tilburg

    Dutch secondary education. Graduated cum laude.
    President of student events committee SIAM.


  • Research AssistantSept 2016 - Now

    Services Industriels de Genève (SIG)

    Placement in industry for the purposes of completing my Ph.D. research.

  • Strategy Intern2016

    BKW Energie AG

    Six month internship project in combination with my master thesis about the advantages of using system modeling for strategic management in the energy industry. I created and explored a system model of the Swiss energy market focusing on strategic investment behavior.

  • Environmental Engineer Intern2015

    Government of Ras al Khaimah, Public Works and Services Department, U.A.E.

    A summer internship in project management for the realization of a carbon-credited landfill gas to electricity project for the Government of Ras al Khaimah. My tasks involved contract negotiation of a tri-party power purchase agreement and other tasks related to the project.

  • Lab Intern2013

    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam

    Research internship (5 weeks) at the stabile isotope lab for the Department of Sedimentology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My research focused on speleothem fluid inclusion isotope analysis with a cavity ringdown spectrometer.

  • Treasurer2013 - 2014


    I worked together with several other students to host the first TEDx conference at Amsterdam University College in March 2014. Visit the website for more information:

  • Smartphone Crew2012 - 2014

    Vodafone Netherlands

    I worked part-time as a customer service employee in a mobile phone store.
    Three-time winner of the Vodafone Sales Challenge award.

  • Various part-time jobs2008 - 2012

    Various employers

    Jobs I had included bartending, waiting tables, retail and street promotion of new product lines.


  • Dutch

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish

  • German

Professional interests

  • Sustainability transitions

  • Energy modeling and simulation

  • Energy policy and economics

  • Sustainable development

  • Information and smart technology

Other skills

  • Tools:

    Vensim, ArcGIS, SPSS, MatLab, Jupyter, PyCharm, Ventity, Mathematica, iWorks, OSX, MS Office inter alia

  • Languages:

    Python, iPython, SQL, SQLite, MySQL, Git, Markdown, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript inter alia

Contact info

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