UCL Energy Institute


Muez Ali

Thesis title: Urbanisation and energy consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Primay supervisor: Neil Strachan
Secondary supervisor: Paolo Agnolucci

Sponsor: UCL Overseas Research Scholarship

The thesis takes a continent-wide look at (i) the effect of urbanisation on energy consumption, (ii) the political economy of electricity access in urban areas in Sub-Saharan African cities and (iii) the role of policy in ensuring access to electricity for low-income households in urban areas. 


Muez Ali is an aspiring energy economist. He holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Sheffield and a Master's degree in sustainable energy technologies from the University of Southampton. Having realised (almost too late) that people are more interesting than objects, he decided to switch to the social sciences and pursue a PhD in energy economics. He is currently being transformed into an energy economist under the tutelage of Neil and Paolo.

Before starting a PhD at UCL Muez was a researcher at the National Energy Research Centre and the University of Khartoum in Sudan.


(Editor), Sudan Households Energy Survey Report, National Energy Research Centre (NERC) (2016), Khartoum, Sudan. 


Email: muez.ali.17@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 7597 437199