Full name

Joni Jupesta

Institution / Affiliation

United Nations University

Short biography

Joni Jupesta has started as United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU – IAS) PhD Fellow in September 2010 and Postdoctoral Fellow from October 2010. His research focuses on technology for development. He is particularly interested in exploring the possibilities to design an energy system for a low carbon society. This work uses an integrated assessment method to scale up science and technology innovation in the energy sector to the policy level. A native of Indonesia, Joni Jupesta holds a Bachelor of Gas and Petrochemical Engineering from the University of Indonesia (Indonesia), a Master of Science degree in Quality, Safety and Environment from the University of Magdeburg (Germany), a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hochschule Esslingen (Germany) and a PhD degree obtained at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Tohoku University (Japan). His MBA thesis describes a market strategy for entering the energy market focused on bioenergy industries, and was written in collaboration with FESTO AG, an automation company in Germany. He conducted his PhD under Tohoku University International Doctoral Program in Engineering, Information Sciences and Environmental Studies with financial support from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho). His PhD research focuses on energy systems to analyze the introduction of biofuel in the transportation sector in Indonesia, from energy, economics and environmental perspective. During his PhD, he published his research work in several peer reviewed journals as the Journal of China Sciences, Sustainability, Applied Energy and forthcoming in Energy Policy and Research Policy. In 2007 he worked as a Research Associate for Sustainable Energy Development at the Department of Energy Systems at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Earlier, in 2001-2003, he worked as a quality engineer in a petrochemical company in Indonesia.

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1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku



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Public telephone number

+81 45 221 2375


+81 45 221 2302