Lorenzo Lotti

Ph.D., Course Designer, TOT

Dr. Lotti is an economist at University College of London. His main research focus is how to use behavioural economics to make an impact on the energy and environment fields. Dr. Lotti holds a BSc in Economics from University of Genoa, an MSc in International Economics from University of Pavia, an MSc in Economics from UCL and a PhD in Applied Economics. Dr. Lotti has worked in the development economics field, with BRAC in Uganda and IFS in India. He is currently working as Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Leader at UCL Bartlett, in the MSc of Economics and Policy of Energy end the Environment (EPEE), and is a Recognised Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Tobias Reinauer

Ph.D., Course Designer, TOT

Dr. Reinauer was a Researcher and Teaching Fellow for the MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (EPEE) programme at University College London. In 2013-2014, Dr. Reinauer completed the MSc EPEE himself, which was the first year that the programme was run. From 2014-2018, he worked as a teaching assistant for various modules of the MSc. In 2019, Dr. Reinauer completed a Ph.D. degree for which he conducted a detailed study of technological learning processes among small and medium-sized enterprises in the Thai biogas industry. Dr. Reinauer’s general research interests focus on the intersection between technological innovation, social and economic development in low and middle-income countries, and climate change mitigation. Since October 2019, he has started a position as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UNEP-DTU Partnership in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Diana Avetyan


Ms. Diana Avetyan, MBA Ms. Avetyan is a business consultant and trainer in management, marketing, digital marketing, sales, and other business-related topics. She is currently the owner and manager of Morgan Consulting Armenia, a consulting company specializing in marketing consulting and training. Ms. Avetyan holds an MBA from the American University of Armenia (AUA) with a major in marketing. She also teaches marketing at the AUA College of Business and Economics. For over 15 years, she worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was responsible for private sector growth and competitiveness portfolio, with a particular focus on tourism and information technologies.

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Karen Arabyan


Mr. Arabyan holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Economics from the State Engineering University of Armenia and Financial Strategy from Oxford University. He has been working as a consultant for national and international private organizations, state agencies and international financial institutions, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), World Bank, and the German development bank KfW. Mr. Arabyan has an extensive experience in development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, preparation of investment plans and feasibility studies, financial analysis and energy financing, consultancy and policy development. Currently, Mr. Arabyan is the COO at Amber Capital Armenia, a private equity fund.   

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Suren Tatikyan

Doctor of Sciences

Dr. Tatikyan is the Senior Inspector for Safety and Security and Landscape Oversight at Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant. He is also Research Fellow at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Since the start of his career at Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant in 1972 he has authored six patents for innovation and efficiency, including modernisation of the 200MW gas turbine with downstream instalment. Dr. Tatikyan also authored a new design wind turbine with reduced diameter of rotating parts that allows to reduce transportation and instalment costs and facilitates operation of a wind power plant, reduces noise and vibration, and as a result, reduces the environmental impact. Its efficiency has resulted in reducing the production costs by 20%.  In 2015, for this innovation he was awarded the first prize for “Increasing Business Efficiency, Sustainability and Environmentally Friendly Impact” at an international conference in Moscow, Russia.

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Christina Sargsyan


Christina has joined ECTI as a Programme Manager since As Research Officer with one of the leading think tanks in Eastern Europe, the International Center for Human Development, Christina has over 15 years of experience in designing and conducting qualitative research. Her research interests include education policies with a special focus on secondary education, pre-service teacher education, policy transfer, lifelong learning and civic education. Christina has extensive experience also in instructional design and management of training programmes. She has designed, managed and delivered training programs in Armenia and Georgia on learning theories and teaching methodologies, mentoring, effective communication skills and construction of public narratives. Christina holds a European Masters of Arts with Distinction in Lifelong Learning Policy and Management from the UCL Institute of Education, and MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University of Armenia.

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Guanyu Yang

PhD candidate, UCL Energy Institute

Guanyu Yang has a master’s degree in International Economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and MPhil from the Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is a Ph.D. candidate at UCL Energy Institute currently doing research on applying behavioral nudges to promote sustainable cooling options in offices in southern China, and a teaching assistant for an MSc module Energy, People & Behaviour. Guanyu Yang’s broader research interests include behavioral economics, and behavior change, pro-environmental behaviors, building energy use.

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Anna Martirosyan


Anna Martirosyan is the Head of the Management and IT Department at Eurasia International University. She holds a Master's degree in Economics with Merit from University College London and is currently pursuing her PhD in Economics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her main research focus is on using behavioral determinants to increase individual willingness to combat climate change within various government frameworks. Anna Martirosyan also teaches subjects related to Economics and Management and serves as the academic coordinator for the double degree program in Management and Circular Economy with Tuscia University. Additionally, she is the institutional coordinator of the Erasmus+ SIN-NEC Project, a member of the Management Committee of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action LIAISE and has participated in various EU-funded projects throughout her career, including Erasmus+ CBHE T-Green, ARMDOCT, Covenant of Mayors East II, and the EU4 Armenia’s Sustainable Energy Project, among others.

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Hovhannes Tevosyan


Hovhannes Tevosyan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Systems LLC. In 2011-2014, Dr. Tevosyan completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Mathematics and High technologies of the Russian Armenian (Slavonic) State University. He holds Master’s degree from the RAU’s Faculty of Physics and Technologies and BA degree from RAU’s Department of General and Theoretical Physics. His main research focus is on renewable energy, RE regulations, energy efficiency, alternative energy, as well as solid state physics, low dimensional systems and semiconductor nanostructures. Hovhannes Tevosyan worked on different projects in the green energy development field such as design and engineering for Navoi 220MWp PV plant (Uzbekistan), Namangan 250MWp PV plant (Uzbekistan), Sisian 36MW Wind Power Plant (Armenia), Aragatsotn 25MWp PV plant (Armenia), to name a few.

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Charlie Edmonds

MA Scholar

Charlie Edmonds is a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge. His master's thesis, Void Pedagogy, explores the intersection of progressive pedagogy and urban design in Tokyo. As a researcher, Charlie has worked with a wide range of collaborators from TeamLab to the University of Kyoto. Charlie's guiding focus is to explore novel methods through which urban design may contribute to sustainable development and combat inequality.

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