Erik Pihl is Research Liaison at the Sweden Hub of Future Earth, based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Erik is an environmental engineer with a doctoral degree in Energy Technology. His research has been focused on decarbonizing the energy system, mainly through optimization of concentrating solar power and biomass energy power plants. As expert on concentrating solar, he has acted as Swedish representative in work for the European Academies Science Advisory Council. His strong technical background is complemented with a diverse set of experiences, such as contributing to marine biological research, local politics, NGOs, and as TEDx speaker.