UCL Energy Institute

Dr Ilkka Keppo

Dr Ilkka Keppo

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2011

Research summary

Dr. Keppo specializes in the use and development of energy and integrated assessment models and has previously used such models for a number studies, ranging from techno-economic analyses of small energy systems to studies of global issues, such as climate change mitigation. A cross cutting theme of his current research interests involves the assessment, description and modelling of uncertainty, from issues related to local, short term scales to ones involving the global, long term energy-economy-environment system. 

Teaching summary

Dr Keppo is the convener for the module Introduction to Modelling, Methods and Scenarios (2015-) and was the course director for MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (2012 - 2015). While at the Helsinki University of Technology, he contributed to the teaching of a number of modules on, for example, energy economics, district heating and power plant engineering.

At UCL he is currently a supervisor for three PhD students, in addition to having supervised, or co-supervised, three students who have been awarded their doctorates. He has also co-supervised research students (one in 2005, three in 2007) who carried out research projects under IIASA's Young Scientist Summer Program and has given invited lectures to, for example, students at University of Utrecht and at UKERC Summer School.


Ilkka Keppo works as an Associate Professor at the UCL Energy Institute. Before joining UCL, he was a researcher at ECN policy studies, the Netherlands, and before that a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. From 1999 to 2004, he was employed at the Helsinki University of Technology, where he also received his MSc and DSc degrees (in 1999 and 2009, respectively). He leads the Energy and Environment Systems research theme at UCL Energy Institute.