UCL Energy Institute



Research is the bedrock of UCL Energy Institute. Here you can find out more about the research themes, projects, centres and groups, contributing to our worldwide reputation.

Most energy problems are multidisciplinary in nature, spanning science, engineering and the social sciences. Different approaches are therefore needed to understand and tackle these issues. The UCL Energy Institute's research works to develop a range of tools, models and methods to address the energy challenges facing the world over the next two decades. Below, you will find information about our themes, projects and centres, and models.


Our research is divided into four broad areas. Within these, a number of research groups operate with a more specific focus, hosting researchers from across the College.

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Energy and Environmental Systems

This theme at UCL Energy Institute is the largest academic centre of energy systems modelling knowledge in the UK, with a reputation in the field that has global reach.

Energy and Artificial Intelligence

Energy and Data Analytics

The Energy Systems and Artificial Intelligence Lab focuses on the application of artificial intelligence methods to solve problems in the energy system.


Energy and Transport

The UCL Energy Institute studies all motorised modes of transport across space and time.

Buildings theme

Energy and Buildings

The Buildings Team at the UCL Energy Institute has an international reputation for original, high-quality research.

Research project directory

The UCL Energy Institute hosts research projects across all of our themes. We are also home to academic centres conducting world-leading research and teaching.

Explore our research projects and centres.

Energy Models

The UCL Energy Institute employs a variety of methods in its research, including data analysis and modelling. We employ a variety of methods in research including data analysis and modelling. On the UCL Energy Institute Model website, you can find out about some of the models that the Institute uses. You can also learn about why we use models and see some of the policy impacts of our models.

Discover more at ucl.ac.uk/energy-models