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Research at UCL Australia

UCL School of Energy and Resources

Research in the School of Energy and Resources focuses on both the upstream and downstream development of energy and resources, covering a wide range of disciplines - from engineering and economics to environmental science and law. 

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Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) is a world-leading research organisation delivering a broad science programme that is underpinned by a strong capability in space science instrumentation, space-domain engineering, space medicine, systems engineering and project management.

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International Energy Policy Institute

The International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI) was created to address key policy issues in the mineral, energy and resources industries through intensive and innovative research.

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2014 Annual Report

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Read about all departmental research in the 2014 Annual Report.

Going low carbon – the approach of the International Energy Policy Institute

20 March 2013

On 27 February 2013 Professor Stefaan Simons, Director of the International Energy Policy Institute at UCL Australia, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Four Societies (The Nuclear Engineering Panel of the Sydney Branch of Engineers Australia, The Australian Nuclear Association, The Royal Society of New South Wales and The Australian Institute of Energy) in Sydney.

The topic of his presentation was 'Going low carbon – the Approach of the International Energy Policy Institute'.

University College London is the first UK university to establish an overseas campus in Australia, where it opened its School of Energy & Resources in Adelaide in 2010. Since that time, the campus has expanded into what is now known as UCL Australia, with the founding of the International Energy Policy Institute (IEPI), partly funded by BHP Billiton under its Sustainable Communities programme, in September 2012. The IEPI is quickly making an impact under its key strategic themes of sustainable energy systems, climate policy impacts, community engagement and a new field pioneered by UCL, energy epidemiology. Prof Simons' talk outlines the approach being taken by the Institute in the drive towards achieving a global low carbon economy.

The presentation can be viewed following this link.

Professor Stefaan Simons

Stefaan Simons, CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL, is the Director of the IEPI, where he holds the BHP Billiton Chair of Energy Policy. His research expertise is founded on particle technology, with a focus on the resources sector, which he has used to develop low carbon technologies and processes for the energy and chemical industries. In 2009 he was awarded a RAEng Global Research Fellowship to develop his ideas on the open innovation of such technologies, spending time at UC Berkeley and the University of Melbourne Professor Simons has more than 190 publications.