Hear what our students and staff say about studying at the UCL Energy Institute for the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc, Energy Demand Studies MRes and MPhil/PhD programmes.
Zak Wang, PhD Student, UCL Energy Institute
"I have found that my studies at UCL have been tremendously beneficial. Since graduation, I have been working in my home country of Iceland as an energy and environmental consultant. My clients have been power companies, the Icelandic TSO, aluminium smelters and other smaller users and producers of electricity. I have advised on investment in wind-farms, done efficiency analyses of distribution firms, submarine interconnectors, and helped to develop sustainability indicators. Most recently, I have been involved in transmission system planning for 2017-2018. I am currently assisting data centre investors, by developing business plans and analysing scaling and cooling methods.”
Jón Skafti Gestsson, EPEE MSc Alumni
Sofie Pelsmakers (2011/12)
"I had a great time studying as a research student at UCL Energy Institute. Many of my academic research and writing skills have been cultivated here and as it was a relatively small group, I always had many opportunities to discuss my thoughts and issues with people. The particular world-leading ideas of in-situ experiment design will absolutely benefit my future energy related research activities even in my home country.”
Weili Sheng, student representative for the EDS MRes 2014/15
Mike Fell, PhD Graduate, UCL Energy Institute. Completed viva January 2016
"I very much enjoyed doing the PhD, particularly as I had great support in a truly multi-disciplinary environment, and had the freedom to design and develop my own topic. The knowledge and skills that I gained during the PhD were an important part of helping me to put theory into practice through my current position in the Department of Energy and Climate Change."
Peter Warren, PhD graduate, UCL Energy Institute. Completed viva June 2015
Dr Catalina Spataru, Lecturer in Energy Systems and Networks Course Director, MRes Energy Demand Studies
Professor Neil Strachan, Director, UCL Energy Institute