Emrah Karakaya

Emrah Karakaya




UPM - Madrid


KTH - Stockholm



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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.



Current research:

His preliminary thesis title is "A new approach for understanding diffusion of eco-innovations: the case of photovoltaic in Europe"

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  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
  • Andres Ramirez Portilla – Edition I

    One of the great advantages of this program is the EDIM workshops, where you can develop and enhance your academic and professional networking. The EDIM workshops need to be considered as a best practice by other Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programs
  • Sudipa Sarker – Edition II

    I am glad to be part of this program not only because of the opportunities EDIM has created for me but also for the wonderful people I have come across during this program. I hope that the future days will be as thrilling, inspiring and stimulating as it has been
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    EDIM for me is an industry of knowledge and where you find a career. When it comes to my future uncertainties, EDIM is a combination of both: present partners and future lifelong contacts
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    EDIM is a life changing experience: it has changed where I live, what I do, whom I know and what I want. It's also a great source of friends and potential future colleagues. I feel part of a large international community of interesting people with lots of common interests
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    EDIM is like a journey. But, not only a research journey! EDIM is a program by which you can explore different cultures, systems, environments as well as knowledge perspectives. I believe EDIM is one of the best programs for experiencing different managerial contexts
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    Being part of EDIM is more than just doing a PhD. It is about creating family within the academic circle. I am happy to be part of this diverse community with ample informal learning opportunities