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Prof Neil Strachan
Tel: 0203 108 5995
Appointment
  • Professor in Energy Economics and Modelling
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Neil Strachan is a Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute where he also serves as its Deputy Director. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. At the UCL Energy Institute, Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy. Over the last 8 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £10 million. This includes as principal investigator of the Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM), the UK's ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models (www.wholesem.ac.uk). He was a lead author of the Energy Systems chapter of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report. He is the author of over 40 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 100 book chapters and technical reports.

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Prof. Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is a Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute where he also serves as its Deputy Director. Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy.

Teaching Summary

Director of Teaching, University College London Energy Institute, 2011-2014

MSc (EPEE) Module in Modelling Methods and Scenarios, University College London, 2013-2015

MRes (EDS) Module in Energy: Society, Economics and Policy, University College London, 2010-2016

BA Arts and Science interdisciplinary module: Energy Systems, University College London, 2013

MSc modules in Energy Systems Modelling; Energy Demand Reduction, Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London, 2010-2013

MSc module in Energy and Emissions Indicators and Scenarios, Practising Social Research 2, King’s College London, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Energy Systems Modelling; MSc in Energy Policy - Imperial College London, MSc in Energy Engineering - University College Cork, MSc in Energy Development Studies, University of Cape Town, 2007 - 2014

Professional short courses, Economics of Climate Change, George Mason University (2003); Energy Modelling, University of Birmingham (2009); Economics of Climate Change, Imperial College London (2009); Energy-Economics, UKERC (2007-2013)


Appointments
01-JUL-2012 Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2009 – 30-JUN-2012 Reader in Energy Economics and Modelling UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2000 PhD Doctor of Philosophy Carnegie Mellon University
1996 MSc Master of Science – Science and Technology Policy Studies University of Sussex
1994 BSc Bachelor of Science – Physics University of Leicester
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