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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Ria Kontou

Ria Kontou
Postdoctoral Researcher
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Dr. Ria Kontou is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She received a B.Sc. from the National Technical University of Athens, a M.Sc. from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. from University of Florida, all in civil engineering focusing on transportation systems. Staring 2017, she is appointed for three years to the Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Kontou is particularly interested in solving problems at the transportation/energy nexus; her research interests lie in the fields of emerging vehicle technologies, sustainable transportation planning, operations, and economics.