A qualified hydraulic engineer, Emanuele Quaranta is Scientific Officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, following a previous collaboration with the EC in 2017 on emerging technologies in the hydroelectric sector.
From 2014 to 2019, he worked as a researcher at the Politecnico di Torino, where he completed a research doctorate that won the prize for best Italian thesis in water engineering in 2017. His research relates to hydroelectric power, the water-energy nexus and nature-based solutions. He also collaborates with the International Energy Agency and SINTEF Energy Research on the interaction between hydroelectric energy and fish.
Quaranta is scientific referee for a variety of international science journals and conferences and a science writer for the publications of various international associations and scientific societies, including the International Hydropower Association, Prescouter, Qual Energia and Solar Power World. He is also the curator of a special edition of the international publication Sustainability MDPI on the future of hydroelectricity.