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Prof Neil Strachan

Prof Neil Strachan

Professor in Energy Economics and Modelling

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2009

Research summary

Prof. Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is the Director of the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute, 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.

Teaching summary

Director of Teaching, University College London Energy Institute, 2011-2014

MRes (EDS) Module in Energy: Society, Economics and Policy, University College London, 2010-2018

MSc (ESDA) Model in Energy Systems, University College London, 2018-2020

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)

Education

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

Biography

Neil Strachan is the Director of the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute, where he is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. At the UCL Energy Institute, 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 £15 million. This includes as principal investigator of the Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM), the UK's ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models (www.wholesem.ac.uk). 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 is the author of 60 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 100 book chapters and technical reports.

Publications