Laetitia Uwineza

Postdoctoral associate

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Laetitia Uwineza is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. She obtained her Ph.D. in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Science and Technology in February 2023. Currently, her research is focused on low carbon hydrogen strategies in the transport sector for a sustainable and resilient energy future. Previously, she has worked on renewable energy modeling, control dispatch of microgrid systems, sustainable energy systems, optimization models for sizing grid-connected and isolated microgrids with a strong focus on renewable energy generation technologies (solar, wind turbines, fuel cells, storage devices such as batteries and hydrogen), and simulation techniques for energy systems. Modelling green energy production is a topic that she has a keen interest in. Her objective is to evaluate the economic benefits and risks in different sectors of using hydrogen in Canadian municipalities.