UCL Energy Institute

Dr Gabrial Anandarajah

Dr Gabrial Anandarajah

Associate Professor

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2009

Research summary

Gabrial is an expert in energy system modelling and policy analysis, working on energy system models such as MARKAL and TIMES for energy and climate policy analysis at national, regional and global level. He has about 10 years of research experience working in developed and developing countries. He worked in a range of large research projects in the UK such as UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) Phase I and Phase II, UK Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortia (UKSHEC) projects and Bio energy project. He also carries out research on energy and development issues focussing on the Global South: Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Gabrial has carried out research in many cities in South and East Asia, analysing technical options to mitigate urban transport emissions, under “Asian Regional Research Program in Energy, Environment and Climate” (ARRPEEC) Phase II and Phase III when he was working in AIT.

Gabrial’s research interests include energy system modeling at national, regional (EU) and global level, multi-criteria analysis (AHP), multi-objective energy system modelling, decomposition analysis, global technology learning, modelling unconventional gas, energy and development, energy efficiency improvements in developing countries, and low-carbon technology pathways for developing countries.

Teaching summary

Teaching “Advanced Energy-Economic-Environmental Modelling” course to MSc in EPEE (Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment).

Supervising PhD and Master degree students in UCL Energy Institute.

I taught courses to Master degree students in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand:  Energy Economic Modelling and Policy Analysis, Energy Price Theory, and Energy Statistics and Energy Demand forecasting. 


University College Dublin
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2006
Asian Institute of Technology
Other higher degree, Master of Engineering | 2000
University of Peradeniya
First Degree, Bachelor of Science Engineering | 1996


Gabrial Anandarajah, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Energy System Modelling. Before becoming lecturer, Gabrial had been working as a Senior Research Associate in UCL Energy Institute during August 2009 – February 2013. Prior to joining UCL Energy Institute, Gabrial had been working for King’s College London during 2008/2008. He had been working for Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand during 2000-2003 and 2006-2008.

Gabrial gained his PhD from University College Dublin (2006), Master degree from AIT (2000) in the field of Energy Economics and Planning, and Bachelor degree from University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) in Mechanical Engineering (1996).