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JULIE METTA

PhD Candidate - Circular Economy
School of Energy and Environment - The City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China
+852 5596 0232 / +33 6 49 38 73 73
j.metta@my.cityu.edu.hk

Education
PhD Candidate – Energy Economics and Environmental Management Hong Kong Present
School of Energy and Environment -The City University of Hong Kong
Thesis: Circular Economy
Supervisor: Dr Lin Zhang
M.Sc. Climate and Energy Engineering - Graduated with Honors France 2014
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA)
Thesis: Water storage for biomass boilers and CHP systems
B.Sc. Climate and Energy Engineering – French Equivalent
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) France 2012
Thesis: Analyzing and modeling energy systems of ENSAT Tangier
Prep School Mathematics and Physics - Graduated with Honors
Saint Rémi – Prep School (CPGE) MPSI/MP
Thesis: Analyzing and modeling GPS systems France 2011

Research Interests
Circular Economy
Energy and Environment Economics
Waste Management and Plastic pollution

Research Experiences
Circular Economy – Modeling economic impacts of waste valorization Hong Kong, China Present
School of Energy and Environment - The City University of Hong Kong
PhD thesis on environment and energy economy management
Climate Change Initiatives and Chinese Cities Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Wuhan and
Chinese University of Hong Kong - Sponsored by Hong Kong American Center Guangzhou, China 2017
Summer school dedicated to address climate change impacts & solutions
Smart window technology Germany 2014
Die Brücke: Intercultural Summer School - Sponsored by Alcoa
Intercultural tandem to develop an innovative smart technology for building
Water storage for biomass boilers and CHP systems France 2014
COFELY Services (GDF SUEZ)
Analyzing and modeling heat storage and buffer systems for urban grids
HVAC and energy efficiency building audit Morocco 2013
ENSA Tanger– Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées de Tanger
Analyzing & modeling HVAC systems and energy efficiency of buildings
Working Papers
Selected publications
“Hong Kong’s Green Innovations Impact its Energy Market” - Jan Deller & Julie Metta, 2018 (English) International
Association for Energy Economics https://www.iaee.org/en/publications/newsletterdl.aspx?id=454
“Waste management and circular economy in Hong Kong” – 2018 (French) Tara Expeditions
https://oceans.taraexpeditions.org/en/m/environment/mankind-the-ocean-pollution/vie-insulaire-et-economie-circulaire-a-hong-kong/
“L’économie circulaire à Hong Kong” – 2016 (French) http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/politique-etrangere-de-la-
france/diplomatie-scientifique/veille-scientifique-et-technologique/hong-kong/article/l-economie-circulaire-a-hong-kong
“La gestion des déchets alimentaires à Hong Kong” – 2015 (French) http://www.consulfrance-hongkong.org/Focus-Energie-
Environnement-La-8457

Work in Progress
“Impact of waste management on economic growth: Empirical Analysis”
“Theoretical model of circular economy impacts on economic growth”

Scholarships/Awards
Outstanding Academic Performance Award 2018
The City University of Hong Kong
Award academic and research excellence for students
Certificate of Merit from Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies 2018
The City University of Hong Kong
Award academic excellence for students
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2017
Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee
Award academic excellence for students to pursue their PhD in Hong Kong
Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarship 2017
The City University of Hong Kong
Award academic excellence for students
1st Technical Innovation Price COFELY Services’ Contest 2014
COFELY Services (GDF SUEZ)
Buffer model tool for heat storage on urban grids

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Experiences
WCERE special session on Economics of Environmental Protection and Göteborg, Sweden 2018
Nature Conservation in China organized by CAERE
Presenter and author - Growing by recycling: Empirical evidences
Governing Synergies: Pollution & Carbon Reduction in Emerging Economies
Hong Kong 2018
Presenter and author
Workshop for the very special edition: “synergies in green growth” of the Journal
of Environmental Management (JEMA)
Le Grand Paris Circulaire Paris, France 2017
Presenter – Representing Hong Kong Scholars
Conference organized by Paris’ Government on circular economy policy
After COP21: Student Energy Forum – HKAC, HKUST Hong Kong 2016
Advisor for New Energy
Understanding Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference - HKAC Hong Kong 2016
Japan Advisor and Team Leader - UNCCC simulation
HK Tertiary Schools COP21 Challenge – HKSCC, EPD HKGov. Hong Kong 2016
Advisor for Climate Change
Employment Records
Scientific Officer - Development of scientific cooperation Hong Kong 2015-2017
Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
•Promote France-Hong Kong scientific partnerships
•Creation and management of the consulate's science events (+300 events)
•Scientific watch over France and Hong Kong (+400 articles)
New Energy Project Engineer France 2014
COFELY Services (GDF SUEZ)
•Analyze and answer tenders
•Feasibility study and designing of water storage systems
Responsible affairs Engineer France 2013
Groupe Environnement-Architecture-Urbanisme
Responsible for affairs in the field of passive buildings and new energies
HVAC and building Technician Switzerland 2012
Thiébaud+Perritaz SA
Designing HVAC network and PV systems for MINERGIE® label buildings

Volunteering
Sous Les Dechets La Plage – Co-founder Hong Kong Since 2017
Organization of beach clean-ups with plastic recycled locally
Labdoo.org – Co-Manager Hong Kong Hub Hong Kong Since 2017
Collect, sanitize and provide 2nd hand computers to communities in needs
MakeSense - Co-Manager Hong Kong Hub on Waste Hong Kong Since 2016
Event organization for social entrepreneur
Impact HK - Volunteer
Food distribution for homeless people Hong Kong Since 2016

Surfrider Foundation - Volunteer
Donating and volunteering in this environmental association France & Hong Kong Since 2011

Languages
Language French: mother tongue German: false beginner A2 Level
English: bilingual C1 Level Chinese (PuTongHua): beginner A1 Level
Spanish: intermediate B1 Level Cantonese: beginner A1 Level
Software & Cie Stata, Eviews, Matlab, GAMS, R, Gauss, Latex, html/css/php, Inkscape, PléïadesComfie, AutoCad, etc.

Miscellaneous - Additional Education
Future of Waste Program Online 2017
Make Sense & Suez
Massive Open Online Courses Since 2015
Several courses on Resources Policy and Economy - Please ask for more details
Entrepreneurship Training France 2013
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA)

References
Dr Lin ZHANG, PhD Dr Aude POMMERET, PhD
Assistant Professor at School of Energy and Environment Full Professor at IREGE and Deep-HEC
The City University of Hong Kong Université de Savoie and Université de Lausanne
l.zhang@cityu.edu.hk aude.pommeret@univ-savoie.fr
More references available upon request