Emrah Karakaya has been a PhD candidate in European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) under the supervision of Antonio Hidalgo (Technical University of Madrid, Unit of Economics at ETSII)and Cali Nuur (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Industrial Dynamics at INDEK) since 2011. His PhD research is about understanding the diffusion of eco-innovations focusing onthe cases of photovoltaicsystems in Germany, Spain and Sweden.His research interests focus on the one hand on diffusion of innovations theory and national & regional renewable energy policies, and on the other hand modeling and predicting of eco-innovations' diffusions. He is interested in combining the perspectives of both demand and supply side.
Emrah holds a Master of Science in Computational Mechanics (2011) from University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)via Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, at which he conducted his master thesis at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany as a research-intern. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2009)from TOBB Economics and Technology University (Turkey), where he graduated as first ranking student of the department as well as an inventor/designerof 2 patents and 1 industrial design registered in European level.
Karakaya, E., Hidalgo, A., & Nuur, C. (2015) "Motivators for adoption of photovoltaic systems at grid parity: A case study from Southern German" in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 43, pp.1090-1098. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.077
Karakaya, E., & Sriwannawit, P. (2015) "Barriers to the adoption of photovoltaic systems: The state of the art" in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 49, pp. 60-66.
Karakaya, E., Hidalgo, A., & Nuur, C. (2014). "Diffusion of eco-Innovations: A review". In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 33, pp. 392-399.
His preliminary thesis title is "A new approach for understanding diffusion of eco-innovations: the case of photovoltaic in Europe"