My name is Jonatan Gómez Vilchez, creator of the TE3 model and this website. I currently work as a Technical Officer - Scientific Researcher at the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Before joining the European Commission, I worked as a Researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and as a Junior Transport Policy Advisor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). I hold a doctoral degree (Dr.rer.pol.) from the Department of Economics and Management at KIT, a Masters in Transport Economics from the University of Leeds and a BA from the University of Málaga. I was also a guest student at University of Bergen and University of Applied Sciences Munich.
I'm very grateful to the Helmholtz Association and the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute for having remunerated my doctoral work.
I'm also grateful to the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) for awarding one Ph.D. Student's Prestige Grant in 2016 under the Young Researchers' Initiative for the paper "Car technologies and their impact on climate - A system dynamics approach". This conference paper became the basis of a journal publication and the prize helped me enrich my library.
My interest in transport systems developed strongly when I became a regular user of the Tube in London, where I lived for one year. I continue to be fascinated by the diversity of energy and transport systems, how they operate, the needs they meet and the problems they create.