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Mr Abdulaziz Al-Shalabi
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Appointment
  • Student
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography
Abdulaziz works as a Specialist Engineer at Kuwait's Environment Authority (EPA). He is a member of the director's office, providing EPA leadership with technical advice and analysis to support decision-making and the development of general policies & strategies.

Prior to that, Abdulaziz had worked as Energy Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC. His responsibilities included supporting the preparation and supervision of investment operations in MENA energy sector; contributing to the analytical and advisory work; and participating in energy sector strategy development and policy dialogue.

Before commencing his doctoral research at UCL, Abdulaziz was a Research Fellow at the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME) in Paris. At OME, Abdulaziz carried out research funded by the European Commission investigating EU-GCC cooperation opportunities in the field of energy and environment. Abdulaziz was also the first Visiting Research Fellow at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna. His research at OPEC investigated the influence of EU climate policies on the future of oil demand.

Abdulaziz holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, a Master's degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Surrey, and a Diploma in Leadership from Harvard University.
Research Summary
This PhD research aims to develop a supply-demand model for Kuwait's Electricity-Water System. The model is developed using TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) model generator, with a primary focus on the residential sector. The research explores through TIMES model how integrating demand management approaches can influence the evolution of fossil fuel-based electricity-water systems in water-scarce arid regions.
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