Awards, Grants, and Patents

Over the last decade, I have achieved a highly successful track record in securing significant levels of external funding (over €1.2 million). As principal Investigator of research grants, I manage the research and the administrative-side of the projects. I have been one of the major contributors of Horizon 2020 research funds to my department in the last years. I have participated in a number of international research projects as PI or co-PI. I have been among the 20% applicants to be invited to the final stage interview for a £1.5M bid from the European Research Council in 2015 and 2016. Below are examples of major research grants where I served as Principal Investigator (PI):

  • Wide scale demonstration of Integrated Solutions and business models for European smartGRID (WiseGRID) (grant number: 731205); funder: European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program; H2020-LCE-2016-SGS. "The WiseGRID project provides a set of solutions, technologies and business models which increase the smartness, stability and security of an open, consumer-centric European energy grid and provide cleaner and more affordable energy for European citizens, through an enhanced use of storage technologies and electro-mobility and a highly increased share of Renewable Energy Resources. It aims to deliver the tools and business models that will facilitate the creation of an open market and enable all energy stakeholders to play an active role towards a democratic energy transition." Source:

  • Jean Monnet Chair in 'The EU and International Economic Law'; awarded by the European Union in the framework of the European Commission Erasmus+ program

  • European Union’s FP7 Marie Curie Fellowship, awarded by the European Commission  to do research on International Trade, Climate Change and Energy Law.

  • Hauser Global Law Fellowship, awarded by NYU School of Law to do research on Climate Change and the Trading System.

  • Swiss National Science Foundation grant on Climate Change and International Trade.