Prof. Samuel Furfari (aka Samuele) is a chemical engineer. He graduated from the Free University of Brussels. He obtained his Ph.D. from the same university in 1982. His thesis was in the field of energy.
Between 1982 and 2018, he was a senior official at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, where he devoted his entire career to the development of energy technologies and energy policy in practically all areas of energy (strategy, outlook, clean coal technologies, hydrogen, fuel cells, environment, climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency) until his final position as Advisor to the Director-General.
He is Professor of Geopolitics and Energy Policy at the ESCP (London campus). He was Professor of Geopolitics of Energy and Energy Policy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles for 18 years. He gives seminars at other universities and lectures extensively in various settings. He is the author of numerous articles and 18 books on energy and sustainable development.
He is a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.