Prof Neil Strachan
Professor in Energy Economics and Modelling
Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Aug 2009
Prof. Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is the Director and Head of Department of UCL's Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), where he is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling. Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy.
Director of Teaching, University College London Energy Institute, 2011-2014
MSc (ESDA) Module in Energy Systems, University College London, 2018-2021
MRes (EDS) Module in Energy: Society, Economics and Policy, University College London, 2010-2018
MSc (EPEE) Module in Modelling Methods and Scenarios, University College London, 2013-2015
BA Arts and Science interdisciplinary module: Energy Systems, University College London, 2013
MSc modules in Energy Systems Modelling; Energy Demand Reduction, Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London, 2010-2013
MSc module in Energy and Emissions Indicators and Scenarios, Practising Social Research 2, King’s College London, 2009
Guest Lecturer, Energy Systems Modelling; MSc in Energy Policy - Imperial College London, MSc in Energy Engineering - University College Cork, MSc in Energy Development Studies, University of Cape Town, 2007 - 2014
Professional short courses, Economics of Climate Change, George Mason University (2003); Energy Modelling, University of Birmingham (2009); Economics of Climate Change, Imperial College London (2009); Energy-Economics, UKERC (2007-2013)
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2000
- University of Sussex
- Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1996
- University of Leicester
- First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1994
BiographyProfessor Neil Strachan is the Director and Head of Department of University College London's Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), where he is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling. At BSEER, Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy.
Over the last 10 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £20 million. He is the author of over 60 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 200 policy documents and technical reports. He has led a 15-year collaboration applying energy systems models to underpin UK governmental energy policy analysis and the setting of future carbon budgets.
He was a lead author of the Energy Systems chapter of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report, and is a non-executive director of the Energy Systems Catapult He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000.