Authors of winning research papers gain opportunity to influence global energy future at 23rd World Energy Congress

Posted on 31 October 2016

papers-2016-winnersAn author of an academic paper, on Regional Trilemma of the EU: Role of US LNG Exports, in Gas was awarded first prize and the opportunity to present her paper at the premier gathering of energy’s elite at the 23rd World Energy Congress.

Ms Sıla Bozok’s research was one of just 20 academic papers selected by a Scientific Committee and experts showcased at the Congress in Istanbul, held 9-13 October. A session of the congress hosted paper presentations on the 10th and 11th of October at Lutfi Kırdar Congress Center with the papers distributed to all delegates on USB flash drives.

Cash awards for the papers were decided and funded by the Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Council to motivate energy researchers and further development of the global energy community.

Prof. Ahmet Dursun Alkan, Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 23rd World Energy Congress: “Reviews of all 140 papers were done by 80 members of the Scientific and Expert Committees composed of 40 university professors from local universities and 40 professionals of World Energy Council. The ranking of the valuable papers was based on the reviewers’ scores of the papers.”

Ms Sıla Bozok, who received 10,000 Euros for her winning entry, currently works as Business Analyst for Commercial Fuels Department at the multinational oil and gas company, Shell, based in Istanbul. She completed MSc in International Political Economy at LSE in 2015 as a full-scholarship recipient from the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme. Graduated from Galatasaray University in 2014 with the second best BA degree in International Relations.

The second ranked researchers were Matthew James Hannon and Renée van Diemen whom both received, €7500 each. Third ranked places were awarded to Jeremy Ralph Wiles, Stefan Jessenberger, Andreas Boes, John Kovach and Michael Stevens whom all received €5000.

The remaining awards were given to seven researchers who received awards ranging from €3000, €2500 and €1500. Ten other papers were awarded with a Special Mention by the Committee.

A total of 140 papers were accepted submitted from 37 different countries.

Authors were invited to provide their insight on one of the following themes:

  • World Energy Scenarios Energy scenarios to explore the future of energy production and to help us better understand critical uncertainties and factors which could impact key decisions
  • World Energy Resources and Technologies A focus on innovative technologies for the following resources: Coal, Oil, Bioenergy, Waste, Peat, Geothermal, CCUS, Gas, Uranium & Nuclear, Hydropower, Marine, Wind, Solar, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency Technologies, e-Mobility.
  • World Energy Trilemma A look at how the private sector and governments can work towards an energy secure future through balancing the Trilemma (a 21st century policy framework for evaluating the degree to which energy options are (1) secure; (2) affordable; and (3) environmentally sensitive).
  • Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure Looking at the best financial models to finance resilient energy infrastructure which will enable the integration of new forms of energy into the grid and withstand changes in weather conditions.