Professor Neil Strachan

Director of University College London’s Energy Institute

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. 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 policy.

Over the last 10 years he has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth £15 million. He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers, and over 200 policy documents and technical reports.

He has led a decadal 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.

He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000.