MSc. Bradley, J.E.

Jessie Bradley is a junior researcher at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her main research interest is the modelling of material systems to explore future supply chain resilience.

Academic Background

In March 2021, Jessie obtained her master's degree in Industrial Ecology. This field of study combines three traditional forms of science; natural science, social science and engineering in an interdisciplinary approach to solving complex sustainability issues, especially in relation to material and energy flows. Using this integrated approach in her master thesis, Jessie modelled the global nickel supply chain and its nexus with the energy system at the level of individual mines. Her thesis illustrated the multiple connections between the energy and material systems and the importance of taking into account material aspects when considering the energy transition. The relative availability and sustainability of certain metals is also important when it comes to selecting materials for product design.

During her master's, Jessie worked at the TU Delft as a student assistant in the field of Energy System Analysis, where she supported Professor Kornelis Blok in his research and education efforts and contributed to the 6th assessment report of the IPCC. She also worked as a teaching assistant for the course 'Introduction to Energy Systems', which she helped develop.

Before studying Industrial Ecology, Jessie obtained a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, with a focus on energy and resources and a minor in Innovation Management. In her bachelor thesis, for which she won the Professor Egbert Tellegen thesis prize (2017), Jessie looked at the potential of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems in Nigeria. For this thesis, she also used an interdisciplinary approach, combining technical, economic, environmental and social aspects. Jessie has a deep appreciation for interdisciplinarity and system thinking and she tries to apply this in all her work.

Education

  • 2018 – 2021
    MSc. Industrial Ecology, joint degree TU Delft and Leiden University
  • 2014 -–2017
    BSc. Environmental Science, Utrecht University

Experience

  • 2018 – 2020
    Student Assistant Energy System Analysis, TU Delft
  • 2019 – 2020
    Teaching Assistant 'Introduction to Energy Systems', TU Delft