Anna Mengolini holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna and a MSc in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico of Torino. Her main professional experience has been in safety and risk assessment of major hazard installations (chemical, petrochemical and nuclear) gaining international experience both in the private and public sectors. Her interest has been in particular in human and social dimension of technology focusing her activities and research on human factors and organizational aspects in safety. She has presented and published her research in international conferences and journals.
In 2011 she joined the with the "Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability" group at the European Commission, Institute of Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre. where she works on policy support and research on Smart Grids. Her main areas of interest cover socio technical aspects and complexity of smart grids, social acceptance, consumer engagement, vulnerable consumers.