Jelena_1.JPG

 Scopus ID: 55652876900

Renewable energy sources

Education:

2013  2017 ​PhD in Environmental Engineering at Riga Technical University (Thesis title "Multi-perspective Analysis for the transition towards 4th Generation District Heating"

2011 – 2013 Master studies in Environmental Engineering at Riga Technical University 

1982 – 1987 Engineer of industrial heat technology at Riga Technical University, Faculty of Power and Electrical Engineering

Work experience: 

Since 2021 – researcher at University of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Computational Systems Biology Group

Since 2021 – expert in R&D at JSC "Rigas Siltums"

Since 2019 – expert of H2020 projects at European Commission

2017 – 2020 R&D manager at JSC "Rigas Siltums"

2013 – 2018 researcher and lecturer at RTU, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment

2009 – 2012 main engineer at JSC "Latvijas Gāze" 

1992 – 2009 head of CHP plant at JSC "Ligija Teks" 

1986 – 1992 Researcher at the Science Academy of Latvia, Institute of Microbiology

 

Projects:

2018 – 2020 Low Temperature District Heating for the Baltic Sea Region” (LowTEMP), funded by European Regional Development Fund, Baltic Sea Region

2016 – 2019 Flexibility for variable renewable energy integration (Flex4Res), funded by Nordic Energy Research

2017 Baltic Energy Technology perspectives 2030 – 2050 (BENTE), funded by Nordic Energy Research

2014 – 2017 Energy-efficient and low carbon solutions for safe, sustainable and climate change mitigation (LATENERGI), funded by the National Research Program of the Republic of Latvia

2011 – 2014 Development and Implementation of the Master Programme – “Eco-engineering – environmental processing and sustainable use of renewable resources and bio-waste”. Education and mobility project financed by Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Studies (TEMPUS) programme.

 

Teaching activities:

Developed study courses:

Sustainable development of energy supply - 4.5 ECTS, full course in Latvian to Master students

Sustainable energy supply of the territory – 3.0 ECTS, full course in Latvian to Bachelor students

Energy technologies -  4.5 ECTS, 5 lectures in Latvian to Master students

Combustion Process – 3.0 ECTS, full course in Latvian to Bachelor students

Theoretical foundations of climate technologies - 4.0 ECTS, 4 lectures in Latvian to Bachelor students

Guest lectures provided abroad (Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan)

Supervisison of master's theses:

Tamara Tatuna. Potential for increasing the flexibility of a district heating system. 2018.

Lasma Cernovska. Latvian district heating system strategies for transition to the 4th generation district heating system. 2018.

Dmitrijs Panovs. Methodology of sustainability assessment of the 4th generation district heating system. 2017.

Oleg Khegai. The assessment of distribution heat losses within 4th generation of district heating network. 2016.

Other activities:

Reviewer for the international scientific journals

National expert of the science field “environmental engineering and energy” approved by the decision Nr.69-2-1 on May 26, 2020 by the Latvian Science Committee, Term – May 26, 2023.

Independent expert of the European Commission, Term – termless

Independent Expert for the scientific evaluation of Italian research of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, Term – termless

Language skills:

Russian – native

Latvian – C2 (CEFR)

English – C2 (CEFR)

German – B2 (CEFR)