Prof Neil Strachan

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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.

Research Summary

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.

Research outputs

Reinvigorating the scenario technique to expand uncertainty consideration 2016 Trutnevyte E,Guivarch C,Lempert R,Strachan N
National climate policy implications of mitigating embodied energy system emissions 2016 Scott K,Daly H,Barrett J,Strachan N
Analysing socioeconomic diversity and scaling effects on residential electricity load profiles in the context of low carbon technology uptake 2016 McKenna R,Hofmann L,Merkel E,Fichtner W,Strachan N
Regional winners and losers in future UK energy system transitions 2016 Li FGN,Pye S,Strachan N
Modelling energy transitions for climate targets under landscape and actor inertia 2016 Li FGN,Strachan N
The critical role of the industrial sector in reaching long-term emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable targets 2016 Fais B,Sabio N,Strachan N
A review of socio-technical energy transition (STET) models 2015 Li FGN,Trutnevyte E,Strachan N
Characterising the Evolution of Energy System Models Using Model Archaeology 2015 Dodds PE,Keppo I,Strachan N
Synergies and trade-offs between governance and costs in electricity system transition 2015 Trutnevyte E,Strachan N,Dodds PE,Pudjianto D,Strbac G
Spatially and Temporally Explicit Energy System Modelling to Support the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Infrastructure – Case Study for Wind Energy in the UK 2015 Zeyringer MT,Daly H,Fais B,Sharp E,Strachan N
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Research activities

Hydrogen energy systems analysis
People, Energy and Buildings: Distribution, Diversity and Dynamics (PEB:D3)
UKTM energy system model development
wholeSEM