Dr.-Ing. Mariela Tapia

Office: SFG 2380
Tel.: +49 421 218 64893

Associate researcher at Resilient Energy Systems Department (at artec Sustainability Research Center), focusing on resilience and vulnerability of power supply systems

Since 03/2016
PhD Researcher at Resilient Energy Systems Department, Faculty Production Engineering, University of Bremen

05/2015 – 02/2016
Intern at Next-Energy EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology, Oldenburg, Germany

10/2013 – 12/2014
M.Sc. in Renewable Energy, European Master in Renewable Energy, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Master Thesis: “Evaluation of Performance Models against Actual Performance of Grid Connected PV Systems”

06/2014 – 11/2014
M.Sc. Intern at the Department Renewable Energies, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Bad Vilbel, Germany

02/2014 – 06/2014
Photovoltaic Systems Specialization, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

02/2009 – 08/2013
Automation and Control Engineer at the Maintenance Department, Petroamazonas EP, Shushufindi, Ecuador

09/2005 – 10/2008
Technical and Commercial Support Engineer, Evigisa S.A., Quito, Ecuador

08/1998 – 12/2004
B.Sc. Electronic Engineering, Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE),Sangolquí, Ecuador

Specialization: Automation and Control Systems



Power system modeling


Renewable energy

Climate change

Tapia, M. (2023). Variability analysis of renewable power generation in complex terrain and the contribution of the spatio-temporal synergies for a resilient power supply. Methodology development and Ecuador case study. Universität Bremen. https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/2780

Tapia, M., Ramos, L., Heinemann, D., and Zondervan, E. (2022). Power to the city: Assessing the rooftop solar photovoltaic potential in multiple cities of Ecuador. Physical Sciences Reviews. https://doi.org/doi:10.1515/psr-2020-0061

Tapia, M., Heinemann, D., Ballari, D., and Zondervan, E. (2022). Spatio-temporal characterization of long-term solar resource using spatial functional data analysis: Understanding the variability and complementarity of global horizontal irradiance in Ecuador. Renewable Energy, 189, 1176–1193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.03.049

Tapia, M., Thier, P., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2020). Building resilient cyber-physical power systems. TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, 29(1), 7. https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.29.1.23

Tapia, M., Thier, P., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2020b). Vulnerability and resilience of cyber-physical power systems. Universität Bremen - Forschungszentrum Nachhaltigkeit, artec-paper Nr. 222, 124. https://www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/sites/artec/Publikationen/artec_Paper/222_paper.pdf

Tapia, M., Spengler, M., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2018): Digitalization of Power Systems – How vulnerable is the system and what are the strategies to increase the system’s resilience? In: 10. BUIS-Tage 2018. Oldenburg.

Hirschl, B., Aretz, A., Bost, M., Tapia, M., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2018): Vulnerabilität und Resilienz des digitalen Stromsystems. Schlussbericht. Berlin, Bremen, Download: www.strom-resilienz.de

Tapia, M., Spengler, M., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2017). Cyber-Security Vulnerability Assessment of Smart Grids. In International ETG Congress 2017 (pp. 489–495). Bonn: VDE Verlag GMBH.

Tapia, M., Gößling-Reisemann, S (2017). Opportunities and risks of the digitalization of power systems. Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment of Smart Grids. Symposium on Innovative Smart Grid Cybersecurity Solutions, Vienna.

Aretz, A., Bost, M., Hirschl, B., Tapia, M., Spengler, M., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2017). Fundamentale Resilienzstrategien für die Stromversorgung erforderlich. Ökologisches Wirtschaften, (4/2017), 22–24.

Hirschl, B., Gößling-Reisemann, S., Aretz, A., & Tapia, M. (2017): Wie das Energiesystem gleichzeitig digitalisiert und stabilisiert werden kann. In: Zukünfte erforschen und gestalten. Forschungsergebnisse der Innovations- und Technikanalyse, 2017.

Kilper, T., Kruse, I., Feser, C., Kirstein, U., Peters, D., Tapia, M., v. Maydell, K., Yilmaz, S., & Behrens, G. (2015). A New Generation of PV Monitoring System with High-Grade Remote Diagnostics Based on Module Level Monitoring and Integrated Yield Simulation. In 30th EU PVSEC. Hamburg, Germany.

Tapia, M. (2019, April). Correlation analysis of renewable resources in Ecuador based on meteorological data with high spatial and temporal resolution. EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna.

Tapia, M. (2018, February). Resilient transformation of national power supply for countries in the Amazon Region. International Conference on Infrastructure Resilience 2018, ETH, Zürich.

Tapia, M., & Gößling-Reisemann, S. (2017, November). Wie vulnerabel ist unser Energiesystem und welche Resilienzstrategien sind möglich?. Abschluss-Veranstaltung zum Projekt „Strom-Resilienz“, Berlin