In this WRF-series, Studentreporters are catching conference attendees during coffee break to ask them about what they do and who they are. This time: Joanne F. Robinson, the youngest scientist at WRF 2013.
The green-eyed, 24 year old brunette had come a long way: The first day of the World Resources Forum 2013 in Davos, Joanne F. Robinson was not just the youngest scientist presenting a new idea but also the only female one in the first ‘Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure’ session. A PhD student at the University of Leeds, her research focuses on energy use in buildings. Her innovative approach is to change design in buildings so as to increase energy efficiency whilst considering the impact of the design of building on user behavior. She embarked on this research on September 2011 and her paper ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Learning from the Past’ gave her authority to join the ‘table of men’.