Neil Strachan

  • Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling - University College London

Research interests

Professor Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is the Director of University College London’s Energy Institute, where he is Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. At the UCL Energy Institute, Neil's research interests revolve around energy-environment-economic modelling, the quantification of scenarios and transitions pathways, and interdisciplinary issues in energy economics and policy.

Over the last 10 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth £15 million. This included as principal investigator of the Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM), the UK's ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models. He is the author of over 60 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 100 book chapters and technical reports.

He has led a decadal collaboration applying energy systems models to underpin UK Governmental energy policy analysis. 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.