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Diego Ramos Aguilera

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Diego was born and raised in Madrid. In 2015 he moved to London (UK) to pursue an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering, during the course of which he undertook a one-year internship at Robert Bosch UK. Diego then went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Environment and Development from King’s College London. He joined S3 in the fall of 2021 and is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering at USC. Diego is an avid reader and enjoys playing soccer, spending time in nature and traveling.

Research Interests:

Diego believes there is a need for adopting an interdisciplinary approach to engineering questions. He is interested in research at the nexus of climate change, energy, and vulnerability, particularly in the Global South.

Awards and Honors:

  • King’s College London Best Thesis Award – 2020.
  • Crown Cork and Seal Prize – 2019.
  • Brunel Academic Excellence Scholarship – 2015.
  • Highest Mark in the World for CIE AS Level Spanish Literature – 2015.
  • Highest Mark in Spain for CIE AS Level Mathematics – 2014.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechanical and Energy Engineering – Brunel University London (2015-2019).
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Environment and Development – King’s College London (2019-2020).