Imperial College London

Paloma Ortega Arriaga

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Postgraduate







1101Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Paloma is a PhD student at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, and is part of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership (SSCP DTP). Her research is funded by the Mexican government — National Ministry of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and National Ministry of Energy (SENER).

She is interested in the design of rural electrification strategies to address energy access and climate change mitigation. Before starting her PhD, Paloma was a representative of Mexico at Mission Innovation, a global initiative of 24 countries to accelerate clean energy innovation.

Paloma holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in International Business from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tec de Monterrey). She completed her Specialization in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Supervisors: Dr Ajay GambhirProfessor Jenny Nelson




Sayani R, Ortega-Arriaga P, Sandwell P, et al., 2022, Sizing solar-based mini-grids for growing electricity demand: Insights from rural India, The Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol:5, ISSN:1029-8479, Pages:1-26

Ortega-Arriaga P, Babacan O, Nelson J, et al., 2021, Grid versus off-grid electricity access options: A review on the economic and environmental impacts, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol:143, ISSN:1364-0321, Pages:1-17

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