Chiquier, Solene

Solene Chiquier
Postdoctoral Associate





Focus Areas

Energy Transition, Policy Scenarios, Climate Policy, Regional Analysis, Multi-Sector Dynamics


Dr. Solene Chiquier is a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Energy Initiative. Her research focuses on energy systems and climate change mitigation. Solene contributes to the development of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) pathways within the MIT Integrated Global System Modeling (IGSM) framework, focusing on the human system component, the Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model.

Solene holds a PhD in Environmental Research from Imperial College London, supported jointly by the Centre for Environmental Policy and the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering. During her PhD, she investigated the impact of the Paris Agreement on the deployment of CDR pathways, and examined how a portfolio of CDR solutions — afforestation/reforestation (AR), bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS), biochar and enhanced weathering — might be deployed to limit global warming to "well-below" 2°C and possibly to 1.5°C. Her research focused on techno-economics, potential, efficiency, and permanence.

Prior to Imperial College, Solene worked at Total in the CCUS Research Program, as well as Etamine, a French sustainable building engineering company. She also holds a MSc in Energy, Electrical Systems and Renewable Energy, and a BSs in Electronics, Electrical Energy, and Automation from CentraleSupélec, one of the top-tier French engineering school.

Recent Publications

Conference Proceedings Paper
Chiquier, S., P. Patrizio, M. Bui, N. Sunny and N. Mac Dowell (2023). American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, GC54B-01

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 06, 2023