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

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
Economic impacts of future changes in the energy system—global perspectives 2015 Glynn J,Gallachóirn BÓ,Fortes P,Krook-Riekkola A,Labriet M,Vielle M,Kypreos S,Lehtilä A,Mischke P,Karlsson K,Dai H,Gargiulo M,Helgesen PI,Kober T,Summerton P,Merven B,Selosse S,Strachan N
Economic impacts of future changes in the energy system—national perspectives 2015 Glynn J,Gallachóirn BÓ,Fortes P,Krook-Riekkola A,Labriet M,Vielle M,Kypreos S,Lehtilä A,Mischke P,Karlsson K,Dai H,Gargiulo M,Helgesen PI,Kober T,Summerton P,Merven B,Selosse S,Strachan N
Supporting security and adequacy in future energy systems: The need to enhance long-term energy system models to better treat issues related to variability 2015 Welsch M,Howells M,Hesamzadeh MR,Ó Gallachóir B,Deane P,Strachan N,Bazilian M,Kammen DM,Jones L,Strbac G,Rogner H
Supporting security and adequacy in future energy systems: The need to enhance long-term energy system models to better treat issues related to variability 2014 Welsch M,Howells M,Hesamzadeh MR,Ó Gallachóir B,Deane P,Strachan N,Bazilian M,Kammen DM,Jones L,Strbac G,Rogner H
Characterising the Evolution of Energy System Models Using Model Archaeology 2014 Dodds PE,Keppo I,Strachan N
The uncertain but critical role of demand reduction in meeting long-term energy decarbonisation targets 2014 Pye S,Usher W,Strachan N
An integrated systematic analysis of uncertainties in UK energy transition pathways 2014 Pye S,Sabio N,Strachan N
An expert elicitation of climate, energy and economic uncertainties 2013 Usher W
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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