Kontou supported by Sloan Foundation for workshop on equitable clean transport solutions!

Extremely excited to receive support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the organization of a multi-sectoral workshop, envisioning equitable transitions to sustainable transportation and creating an open forum for networking and discussions between researchers, disadvantaged communities, and industry!

We are collaborating with iSEE and University of Illinois at Chicago faculty to organize this event. The event’s objective is to bring together researchers, educators, and community and industry leaders; share perspectives on planning and implementing equitable transitions to sustainable transportation; empower them to build meaningful connections for future community-engaged research collaborations; and prompt them to identify solutions to gaps in research, workforce development and education, access and availability of funding, incorporating equity and inclusion measures, and policies to accelerate the transition. We aim to host this event at the end of the semester in Spring 2024.

Sloan Foundation & BU Workshop on Electric Mobility

Dr. Kontou presenting at Boston University (Nov 2019).

Dr. Kontou presented an invited lecture during a workshop on Integrating New Electric Mobility Systems with the Electric Grid Infrastructure, hosted by Sloan Foundation and Boston University. Ria presented her research on electricity rates for electric vehicle fast charging in the United States, which was published at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews journal. Dr. Kontou highlighted high operating cost mitigation strategies through appropriate electricity pricing structures as well as via energy storage and photovoltaics charging site collocation.