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Prof Simons appointed the Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Energy Centre

Published: Mar 22, 2015 11:29:56 PM

UCL Australia 2014 Annual Report now released

Published: Feb 19, 2015 4:05:55 AM

The future of UCL Australia

Published: Feb 13, 2015 12:18:15 AM


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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.

International Energy Policy Institute

At UCL Australia’s International Energy Policy Institute we focus on upstream (exploration and production) issues – an important, though complementary, contrast to the downstream (consumer) focus of the UCL Energy Institute (London). We recognise in particular, the Asia Pacific’s influence on global coal, nuclear and gas markets and its growing prominence in renewable energy.

Our main research focus is on issues surrounding investment in power generation technologies where liberalised power markets are operating under carbon constraints. These include the complex interactions and implications of technical, legal, financial and environmental effects on power generation. We also examine the role of governments in energy technology investment and the positive and negative impacts of being a resource-rich nation – including the ‘resource curse’. 

Value-adding to energy resources and assets, particularly global uranium production, the unconventional gas revolution and renewable energy are also focal points for the research programme – particularly the impact of policy setting on communities, the environment and energy transmission.

The inter-relationships between energy and climate policy are also being examined.

Core research themes
  • adding value to energy resources
  • fossil, nuclear and renewable energy futures
  • community engagement
  • climate strategies. 
Current projects at IEPI
  • Adding value to global uranium resources
  • The impact of climate policies on Australia’s Steel Manufacturing Sector
  • Energy epidemiology – demand response management
  • Engaging regional communities in climate action plans and sustainable energy futures
  • The prospects for a shale gas revolution in Australia
  • Alternative uses for coal – do they make sense?
Staff members

Professor Stefaan Simons

Professor Tony Owen
Emeritus Professor

Professor Paul Stevens
Visiting Professor

Dr Tim Stone
Visiting Professor

Dr Gillian Owen
Senior Research Associate

Dr Navinda de Silva
Post-doctoral Research Associate

Dr Darien Simon
Post-doctoral Research Associate

Dr Cristelle Maurin
Post-doctoral Research Associate 

Mr James Voss
Honorary Reader