Neil Strachan is an interdisciplinary energy economist. He is a Professor of Energy Economics and Modelling at the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute, where he also serves as its Director. He received his PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. At the UCL Energy Institute, his 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 eight years Neil has been principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £10 million. This includes 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.
Neil is the author of over 40 peer reviewed journal papers and over 100 book chapters and technical reports. He was also the lead author of the Energy Systems chapter of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report.