Native toTepotzotlan, Mexico, Adolfo is an interdisciplinary academic interested in researching and teaching topics related to energy systems, low-carbon transitions and renewable energy technologies.
Adolfo is a research associate in energy vulnerability in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He holds a bachelor's in physics from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and an MSc in sustainable energy systems from the University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh by studying utility-scale wind power development in southern Mexico through a social science approach and the conceptual lenses of energy justice. Previous to his role as a research associate at the University of Birmingham, Adolfo worked as a teaching fellow for the University of Edinburgh, developing and organising MSc courses on "Energy Systems and Technologies" and "Energy and Climate Change". Adolfo also has experience in leading and participating in different interdisciplinary research projects and as an energy consultant in distributed solar power in Mexico and community renewables in Chile and the UK.
As a physicist who transitioned towards social sciences, Adolfo has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and mixed methods, a combination he believes to be particularly well suited to unearth the complexities of the topics existing in energy research. Therefore, he is always interested in talking to people from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplinary fields, interested in exploring the issues related to energy systems.
In his free time, Adolfo enjoys spending time with his beloved ones, travelling to different countries, hiking, cycling, reading (history and sci-fi), practising sports (especially boxing) and discovering places to have a nice meal.