UCL Energy Institute

Prof Andreas Schafer

Prof Andreas Schafer

Chair in Energy and Transport

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2012

Research summary

Andreas W. Schäfer’s research interests include energy and transportation systems analysis.


Andreas W. Schäfer is a Professor of Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy Institute, Director of Research at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy, and Resources and Director of the Air Transportation Systems Laboratory (ATSLab.org).  He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Transportation for five years and has served on a number of advisory boards from government and university research programs.  He has given more than 100 invited seminars and workshop/conference presentations in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.  

Andreas’ publications cover the demand for and supply characteristics of energy and transportation systems.  Examples include econometric models of national, world-regional, and global travel demand, techno-economic assessments of advanced surface and air vehicle technologies, and integrated modeling of the global air transportation system.  In addition to leading peer review journals, his work was published in popular science magazines, such as Scientific American and American Scientist.  He is lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT Press (June 2009).  

Andreas has been principal investigator of multiple research projects, including the UK Research Council funded projects "Systems Aspects of Electric Commercial Aircraft (SAECA)", "Airport Capacity Consequences Leveraging Aviation Integrated Modelling (ACCLAIM)", "Aviation Integrated Modelling  (AIM)", and the EU FP7 funded "Technology Opportunities and Strategies Toward Climate-Friendly Transport (TOSCA)" project.  

Prior to joining the UCL Energy Institute, he held appointments at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University.  Andreas holds a MSc in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Energy Economics, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.