Léda Gerber has been involved in the fields of Life Cycle Assessment and energy systems for several years. She completed a MSc. in environmental engineering at the Swiss Technology Institute of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2008. She worked then as a scientific assistant at the Industrial Energy Systems Laboratory in EPFL, where she obtained a PhD in Energy Sciences in 2012. Since 2013, she works as a post-doctoral researcher in Cornell University. In collaboration with industries and communities, she has contributed to various projects dealing with the sustainable design of renewable energy technologies, such as second and third generation biofuels, geothermal systems, concentrating solar power, and regional energy planning.