Ceciel Nieuwenhout is currently pursuing a PhD in Energy Law at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law. In her research, she focuses on the legal aspects of an offshore HVDC grid in the North Sea and on the offshore renewable energy sources connected to it. This research is funded by the EU Horizon2020 project Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmisssion Networks (PROMOTioN, www.promotion-offshore.net).
Before starting as a PhD-researcher, Ceciel Nieuwenhout acquired an LLM degree from the College of Europe in Bruges in the programme European Legal Studies (graduated in 2016). Moreover, she obtained an LLM-degree from the University of Groningen in European Law with the specialisation Energy and Climate Law (graduated in 2015). She has an LLB-degree 'International and European Law' combined with Dutch law from the University of Groningen (graduated in 2013).
Ceciel Nieuwenhout's current research interests are Energy Law, Law of the Sea and Competition and State Aid Law applied to the energy sector.