Dr. Maryna Gorobei joined the Chair for Energy Efficiency of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva as a post-doctoral researcher in November 2022. Maryna Gorobei’s research is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from engineering, computer and environmental sciences. The focus of her research at University of Geneva is on analyzing the evolution of the cryptocurrency sector, blockchain energy consumption as well as preparation associated projections for the future. She is also involved in the Odyssee-MURE project, which monitors Energy efficiency trends and policy measures in Europe.
Before joining the University of Geneva, Marina Gorobei completed her Ph.D. at the State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. Marina`s doctoral research dealt with the reduction of negative impact on the environment of man-made pollution by carbon dust with the development of a mathematical model of the dynamics of the interaction of dust and dispersed water flows in gravitational and electrostatic fields. In 2012, she earned her M.Sc. degree with honours in Advanced Mineral Resources Development and Occupational Health and Safety (with best student award ) from Donetsk National Technical University (Ukraine) and in 2010 her B.Sc. degree with honours in Mining Engineering from the same university. Dr. Maryna Gorobei has an experience in environmental impact assessment; implementation of digital technologies in environmental monitoring; building mathematical models to provide optimum solutions for techno-economic and environmental targets; development of conceptual models, which involves identification and consideration of potential contamination. She completed numerous international scientific internships in Poland, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Italy and Estonia. She has participated in UN events in the Geneva office as a speaker and a member of the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment and the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention. In October 2021 Maryna Gorobei became a laureate of the Young Scientist of the Year Award, organized by the Council of Young Scientists at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.