Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


Professor Neil Strachan named new Director of BSEER

4 January 2022

We are delighted to announce that Professor Neil Strachan has been appointed Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER).

Prof Neil Strachan

Professor Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist and is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at UCL.

Neil was Director of UCL Energy Institute from 2018 to 2021 and was Deputy Director for the previous four years.

Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy policy.

Over the last 10 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth £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. He is a non-executive director of the Energy Systems Catapult.

Professor Neil Strachan succeeds previous BSEER Director Professor Raimund Bleischwitz. We would like to thank Raimund for his leadership in his three years as BSEER Director.

Neil's response to his appointment: 

I am delighted to be appointed as the new Director and Head of Department of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources. I believe that UCL’s and BSEER’s bottom-up structure, interdisciplinary DNA, and research-led teaching makes it the most rewarding place to work at of all the globally leading universities.”
One of the fundamental challenges society faces is the sustainability, environmental and heritage elements related to the energy transition (especially in the buildings sector), and BSEER is a major voice in research, education and outreach to meet this challenge.”