UCL Energy Institute


Dr Tristan Smith wins UCL Consultant of the Year Award 2015

7 July 2015


Dr Tristan Smith from UCL's Energy Institute has been awarded the Enterprise Award for Consultancy by UCL Consultants.

Over the last 5 years Dr Smith and his colleagues have undertaken a variety of applied research and consultancy contracts from a number of stakeholders in the maritime industry. The projects range from policy analysis to scenario modelling and technical support. All the projects have been associated in some way to the energy efficiency and emissions from international shipping – the focus of the group’s research and mission. One of the largest contracts came from the UN-designated agency for regulating international shipping, the International Maritime Organisation, which involved leading a consortium of ten organisations to produce the Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014: a major publication for the industry, which will be used as a reference for CO2 emission regulatory discussions for the next five years.

Dr. Smith's award follows the recent launch of  University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS), which is a sector focused, commercial advisory service that draws upon the world leading research of the UCL shipping group combined with the advisory and management system expertise of MATRANS Ltd. UMAS brings unparalleled sector knowledge on the subject of energy and shipping, with over 50 years collective experience, making it the largest university based consultancy on GHG and energy matters related to shipping.

Jeff Erikson, Global Projects Director of the Carbon War Room says,  “Dr. Tristan Smith and his team have been instrumental in ensuring that our initiatives to identify profitable carbon emission reductions in shipping are grounded in high-quality rigorous science, research and analysis”

The UCL Energy Institutes offers its congratulations to Tristan and colleagues.