UCL Energy Institute

Prof Mark Barrett

Prof Mark Barrett

Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems Modelling

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
3rd Apr 2006

Teaching summary

Mark teaches an Energy Systems Modelling course module of 10 lectures. In addition he gives lectures on Energy Security, Environmental Systems, Energy Context and European Energy Scenarios.

He supervises 6 PhD students on energy systems and shipping.


Open University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1981
University of Newcastle
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate | 1974
University of Sussex
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1973


Dr Mark Barrett (Systems) brought new systems modeling skills to UCL via a short-term Platform funded fellowship. He moved to a RCUK Academic Fellowship and is now a Senior Lecturer. As a consultant and academic, he has 30 years' experience modelling and developing policies for energy demand and supply systems, and transport systems so as to meet environmental, economic and energy objectives. He has developed overall scenarios of energy and emissions, and the transport (surface and aviation) and electricity sectors in European countries, including trade optimisation.

He has worked at international, national and regional levels in the UK, Europe and Asia for clients including Universities, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, UK Government departments, the Japan Clean Air Programme, local authorities, private companies and consultancies, and non-governmental environmental organisations.

Dr Barrett is currently a Co-I on the EDF/EPSRC ‘Energy People and Buildings’ project, the EPSRC funded ‘Low Carbon Shipping’ project and Energy Technology Institute funded projects on ‘Distributed Energy and Thermal Efficiency’ in the domestic sector.