Dr. Lorenzo Cremonese

Dr. Lorenzo Cremonese

Senior Research Associate

Dr Lorenzo Cremonese is a research associate in the Pathways for Sustainable Energy project. He studied Earth Sciences at the D'Annunzio University in Chieti (Italy) and completed his PhD in geochemistry at University College London in 2012. He joined the IASS in January 2013 and started working on the environmental hazards of conventional and unconventional gas extraction in Europe and worldwide. He is strongly engaged in the debate on natural gas as a bridging fuel to renewable energy systems, and in the investigation of the carbon footprint of natural gas, with a particular focus on methane leaks that occur along the production chain. He also has a deep understanding of all the issues related to shale gas production, a controversial topic in Germany and many other countries. Dr Cremonese joined the Decarbonisation of the Energy System research team in January 2017, where he investigates the heating sector and smart heating technologies.

  • 2015 to the present: Research associate at the IASS
  • 2013-2015: Research fellow in the E3 cluster at the IASS
  • 2008-2012: PhD in geochemistry at University College London (UK)
  • 2008-2011: Affiliate Research Fellow at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (GE)
  • 2004-2007: MA in Geological Sciences, D'Annunzio University (IT)
  • January-June 2006: Affiliate student at University College London (UK)
  • 2001-2004: BA in Geological Sciences, D'Annunzio University (IT)
  • Carbon footprint of fossil fuels
  • Conventional and unconventional production techniques
  • Smart heating systems
  • Barriers to the implementation of sustainable technologies in the heating sector
  • Climate negotiations and targets

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Cremonese, L., Shields-Zhou, G., Struck, U., Ling, H. F., Och, L., 2014. Nitrogen and organic carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Yangtze Platform during the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition in South China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 398, pp.165-186.
  • Cremonese L., Shields-Zhou, G., Struck, U., Ling, H.F., Och, L., Chen, X., Li, D., 2013. Marine biogeochemical cycling during the early Cambrian constrained by a nitrogen and organic carbon isotope study of the Xiaotan section, South China. Precambrian Research, doi:10.1016/j. precamres. 2011.12.004, Vol. 225, pp. 148-165.
  • Och, L. M., Cremonese, L., Shields-Zhou, G. A., Poulton, S. W., Struck, U., Ling H.-F., Li, D., Chen, X., Manning, C., Thirlwall, M., Strauss, H., Zhu, M., 2015. Palaeoceanographic controls on spatial redox distribution over the Yangtze Platform during the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition, Sedimentology, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12220.
  • Chen, X., Ling, H.-F., Vance, D., Shields-Zhou, G.A., Zhu, M., Poulton, S.W., Och, L.M., Jiang, S.-Y., Li, D., Cremonese, L., Archer, C., 2015. Rise to modern levels of ocean oxygenation coincided with the Cambrian radiation of animals, Nature Communications, Volume 6, 18 May 2015, Article number 7142.
  • Och L. M., Shields-Zhou G., Poulton S., Manning C., Thirlwall M., Li D., Chen X., Ling H.-F., Osborn T., Cremonese L., 2013. Redox changes in Early Cambrian black shales at Xiaotan section, Yunnan Province, South China. Precambrian Research, Vol. 225, pp. 166-189.
  • Li D., Ling H.-F., Shields-Zhou G., Chen X., Cremonese L., Och L., Thirlwall M, Manning C., 2012. Carbon and strontium isotope evolution of seawater across the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition: Evidence from the Xiaotan section, NE Yunnan, South China, Precambrian Research, Vol. 225, pp. 128-147.