Sven Scholtysik

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Sven joined IESVic and the 2060 project in the fall of 2016. Under the supervision of Dr. Peter Wild and Dr. Andrew Rowe, he is researching low carbon emission transition pathways for Canada's energy system. Through energy system modelling and optimization he explores the interdependencies of technology, policy, economics and society regarding the decarbonisation of Canada’s electrical sector. His research currently focuses on grid impacts of heating system electrification and widespread adoption of net zero energy buildings. Before joining UVic, Sven worked in the oil, wind and geothermal industries in Germany, Iceland, Canada and the US. He holds a B.A in International Management and a M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Science. Sven is also co-founder of the Future Arctic Energy Network at Reykjavik University, which facilitates research interest in energy in the Arctic. Outside of research, Sven enjoys hiking, travelling and cooking.