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
"I’m very glad and honoured to be part of the first-year young programme. I believe it will become better and better, and I strongly recommend this academic leading ESDA programme to those who are interested in energy and data science!”
YiYi Chen, UCL Energy Systems and Data Analytics Student 2019
"ESDA is a one of kind MSc., it offers the rigorosity of statistics to understand the promise and perils of data analytics and machine learning, while providing you a holistic view of the energy systems: transport, built environment and the electricity system. It is conducted by an interdisciplinary set of lectures from UCL’s Energy Institute and attended by a diverse (and very friendly!) group of students. All of this combined with a solid industry approach to prepare you for the challenges to achieve a sustainable energy future.”
Simon Perez Arango, UCL Energy Systems and Data Analytics Student 2019
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