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Dana Darwish

Jun.-Prof. Transformation to Sustainable Energy Systems


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Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources

Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography

Tennenbacher Str. 4

D-79106 Freiburg







Dana Darwish is a research assistant that contributes to the faculty's current projects. She is also a M.Sc. student in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management who is currently working on her interdisciplinary Master thesis titled "Water-Energy-Food Nexus in West Asia: Urban Metabolism Study within Nexus Approach for Sub-Regional Comparative Assessment" as part of the faculty's theses. For her Bachelors studies, she graduated with highest honors in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering from University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She got nominated as a Young Biomass Researcher for Austria's Sustainable Energy Days 2020. She also holds a research patent issued by United Arab Emirates Ministry of economy. 


Research areas

  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus.
  • Sectorial urban policies.  
  • Resource Efficiency.
  • Bio-energy and solar energy.
  • Urban metabolism.
  • Climate policy.

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August 2020- Current

Research Assistant for Environment Law Faculty at Albert-Ludwigs-University in Germany.

August 2020-Current

Summer Intern at Women for Clean Energy Division at MENA Clean Energy Business Council.

August 2019-October 2020

United Nations Environment Program Intern at the Resource Efficiency Sub-programs.

July 2017-September 2017

Research Assistant in Department for Piston Machines and Combustion Engines Research Department at University of Rostock in Germany.

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October 2018-October 2020

Albert Ludwig University

M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management

September 2014- June 2018

University of Sharjah

B.Sc. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering 

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