UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Anthony Velazquez Abad

Dr Anthony Velazquez Abad

Research Associate

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2016

Research summary

Anthony is working on energy systems policy, energy modelling, decarbonisation strategies and blockchain technologies. He is very interested in reducing the negative externalities of energy systems, especially in transportation and logistics. Currently, he is working on the characterisation of a Green Hydrogen Standard and a hydrogen guarantees of origin scheme; power interconnection modelling (RESTLESS project) and on European decarbonisation strategies (DEEDS project). 

During his EPSRC funded EngD, Anthony developed a framework for the optimisation of heavy goods vehicles' configurations to minimise GHG emissions cost-efficiently considering risk profiles. He has expertise in metaheuristics models, multi-criteria decision analyses, 3D vehicles modelling and simulations, management of automotive low carbon technologies live trials and carbon accounting.

Teaching summary

Anthony is supervising students working on determining the role of distributed ledger technologies in the markets of guarantees of origin for renewable energy, assessing their costs and GHG emissions. He is also supervising several students researching the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in different niche applications such as construction sites and transportation.

Anthony is visiting fellow at the University of Southampton where he has taught air quality, noise and carbon emissions modelling in the MSc in Transportation Planning & Engineering', as well as sustainable transport and hydrogen economy in the BSc(Hons) in Environmental Sciences. 


University of Southampton
MBA, Strategy Innovation | 2017
University of Southampton
EngD, Transport Engineering | 2016
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
MSc DIC, Transport Studies | 2010
University of Portsmouth
BSc Hons, Transport Logistics | 2009
University of Portsmouth
HND, Business Administration | 2008


Before working in academia, Anthony accrued more than a decade of experience working in engineering, finance and supply chain management. His degrees include a Doctorate in Engineering (EngD) where he focused on automotive low carbon technologies, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) specialised in strategy and innovation, a Master & Diploma of Imperial College (MSc & DIC) in Transport and Business Management and a BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Transportation (operations research).