Brian Hoskins

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Chair

b.hoskins@imperial.ac.uk

 

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins is Chair of the Grantham Institute and is a member of the Committee on Climate Change. Brian was the Institute’s first Director from 2008-2014.

 Joanna Haigh

Professor Joanna Haigh

Co-Director

j.haigh@imperial.ac.uk

Professor Joanna Haigh is the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Professor of Atmospheric Physics and the Director of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership

 Martin Siegert

Professor Martin Siegert

Co-Director

m.siegert@imperial.ac.uk
@mjsiegert

Professor Martin Siegert is the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute and Professor of Geosciences. Martin also represents the College as a member of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) Governing Board.

 

People

Research

 

     
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Dr Mirabelle Muuls

Director of the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

m.muuls@imperial.ac.uk

Mirabelle's research focuses on the economics of climate change, seeking to understand the impact of climate change policies and climate change on firms' emissions, energy efficiency, innovation, competitiveness and performance.

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Dr Joeri Rogelj

Grantham Lecturer in Climate Change

j.rogelj@imperial.ac.uk 

Joeri works on connecting insights from geoscience with energy modelling and climate policy, in order to improve the understanding of solutions that can catalyse sustainable global transitions to a prosperous low-carbon world. His research focuses on actively informing the international climate policy debate through dedicated interdisciplinary research and analysis.

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Dr Yves Plancherel

Grantham Lecturer in Geochemistry

y.plancherel@imperial.ac.uk 

Yves’ research is driven by the desire to understand and characterize environmental change due to pollution in the broadest sense. His work aims to act as a bridge between environmental geochemistry on one hand and climate modelling and physical oceanography on the other, addressing global problems, such as transnational pollution, in a context of global climate change and ocean acidification. 

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Dr Paulo Ceppi

Imperial College Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in Climate Science

p.ceppi@imperial.ac.uk

Paulo is pursuing two main lines of research - understanding how the position of the jet streams and weather systems changes as the planet warms; and addressing the processes that determine the climate sensitivity, i.e. the amount of global warming that results from a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations.

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Dr Andreas Kafizas

Imperial College Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in Low-cost Solar Fuel Technologies 

a.kafizas@imperial.ac.uk

Andreas' research is focused on developing coatings that drive useful chemistry using sunlight. He is currently developing solar-activated coatings that: (i) convert carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals, (ii) convert water into hydrogen fuel, and (iii) remove nitrogen oxide from polluted air. 

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Dr Jeff Hardy

Grantham Research Fellow

jeff.hardy@imperial.ac.uk 

Jeff's research focuses on society-led low carbon energy  transformations and associated strategic narrativesHe is on a 12-month sabbatical from Ofgem, where he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures. 

 

Kathryn Brown

Grantham Research Fellow 

 

Kathryn is Head of the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee Secretariat, on secondment as a Research Fellow with the Grantham Institute.

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Dr Peer Nowack

Imperial College Research Fellow 

p.nowack@imperial.ac.uk

Peer uses state-of-the-art numerical models and machine learning to tackle key challenges in climate science and atmospheric physics.

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Dr Abdul Malik

Visiting Researcher

a.malik@imperial.ac.uk

Abdul's research focuses on impacts of geoengineering/climate engineering on internal climate variability (e.g. El Niño–Southern Oscillation, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation) and global monsoons.

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Dr Niklas Boers

Visiting Researcher

n.boers@imperial.ac.uk

Niklas develops techniques rooted in complex system science and nonlinear dynamics to investigate different aspects of climate dynamics with applications in palaeoclimatology, extreme events and their connection to atmospheric teleconnections, as well as resilience of ecosystems.

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Dr Matthew Kasoar

Research Associate in Climate Modelling

m.kasoar12@imperial.ac.uk

Matthew uses computer simulations of the climate system, to understand how the weather and climate are affected by different natural and anthropogenic factors.

Erik van Sebille

Dr Erik van Sebille

Honorary Grantham Lecturer in Oceanography and Climate Change

e.van-sebille@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 8453
@ErikvanSebille

Erik is an oceanographer and climate scientist, investigating the time scales and pathways of the global ocean circulation. His research focuses on how currents and eddies in the ocean transport heat and nutrients, as well as marine organisms and plastics between different regions of the ocean.

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Professor Yufeng Yang

Honorary Research Fellow

yufeng.yang@imperial.ac.uk 

Yufeng's is from the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. His research focuses global energy governance and energy storage

Mitigation team

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Professor Jenny Nelson

Mitigation programme leader

jenny.nelson@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 7581

 

Jenny leads the Institute’s climate change mitigation research, which covers some of the key technologies for emissions mitigation such as low carbon energy technologies, as well as industrial emissions, energy systems modelling and mitigation policy. She is also a Professor of Physics, with her own research focussing on solar photovoltaics and related materials science.

Ajay Gambhir

Dr Ajay Gambhir

Senior Research Fellow (Mitigation Policy)

a.gambhir@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 6363

Ajay's work focuses on the economics and policy of low-carbon technologies.

 Neil hirst

Neil Hirst

Senior Policy Fellow

n.hirst@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 6306

Neil works with the Chinese government and other international energy policymakers on the reform of global energy governance and China’s participation.

Tamaryn Napp

Dr Tamaryn Napp

Research Associate in Mitigation

tamaryn.napp@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 5796

 

Tamaryn's research focuses on developing the TIAM-Grantham global energy systems model, and investigating technologies and policies for mitigating CO2 emissions from energy-intensive industrial processes

 Sheridan Few

Dr Sheridan Few

Research Associate in Mitigation Technologies

sheridan.few@imperial.ac.uk

Sheridan's work focuses on understanding the role of energy technologies in meeting mitigation targets. Sheridan is currently working on understanding how energy storage technologies could develop, and their potential for climate change mitigation.

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Dr Alexandre Koberle

Research Assistant in Mitigation Technologies

a.koberle@imperial.ac.uk

 

Alex works on long-term scenarios of socio-environmental change, with special focus on the nexus energy-land-climate to assess potential trade-offs and synergies for concurrent achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is currently adding to the development of the TIAM-Grantham model by improving the implementation of the agricultural and land use sectors to better represent land-energy interactions.

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Dr Oytun Babacan

Imperial College Research Fellow

o.babacan@imperial.ac.uk

Oytun’s research focuses on environmental, technical, and economic issues of integrating energy storage and renewables into urban and rural settings. He is particularly interested in electric power market reforms where individuals and communities would have greater control over their energy choices.

 

Operations

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Dr Erika Rosivatz

Director of Operations

e.rosivatz@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 8937

 

Erika leads on the overall operational management of the Institute. She supports the development and delivery of the Institute’s Business Plan, coordinates between programme, development, outreach and communication activities, and manages the Institute’s resources (staff and financial).

 Laila Read

Dr Laila Read

Project Manager

l.read@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)207 594 8628

Laila provides management, planning, financial, administrative and organisational support in the development and delivery of new research collaborations and projects, working across a range of disciplines and with a variety of funders. 

 

Gosia Gayer

Institute Administrator 
Personal Assistant to Grantham Co-Directors

g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594  9666

Gosia provides executive level project management and administrative support to the Co-Directors. She also has responsibility for ensuring that the Institute’s day-to-day operations run smoothly, including its regular seminar and lectures, official visits as well as its facilities and central resources.

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Christiane Morgan

Personal and Administrative Assistant: Business and Policy

c.morgan@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 1180

Christiane provides support to the Institute’s business and policy engagement activities, as well as personal assistance to the business, policy and innovation team. This includes engagement events with our stakeholders in these areas.

 

Paola Riboldi-Gomm

Finance Administrator

p.riboldi-gomm@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)207 594 8627

Paola handles all of the Institute’s day-to-day financial activities, advising and assisting staff and students with financial transactions.

Education

 Sophie smith

Sophie Smith

Project Manager - Education

sophie.smith@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 5885
@Ms_SophieSmith

Sophie is responsible for delivering the Institute's education programmes. She manages all educational activities including the NERC funded Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership and the MSc in Climate Change Management and Finance.  

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Linnea Luupala

Administrator - Education

l.luupala@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 8451

Linnea supports the Project Manager – Education at the Grantham Institute with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership programme. 

Policy & communications

  
 Alyssa Gilbert

Alyssa Gilbert

Director of Policy and Translation

a.gilbert@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 9665
@AlyssaRGilbert

Alyssa is responsible for making the link between our academic work and policy-makers, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders. Her work involves engaging with a wide range of organisations and producing briefing papers, events and bespoke engagements that ensure that our work has impact. 

Simon Levey

Simon Levey

Communications Manager

s.levey@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)207 594 5650
@littlesimon

Simon’s role is to write news and organise events about climate and environmental research at Imperial, and coordinate public engagement activities and training. He also edits publications about climate science and policy for the Grantham Briefing Papers series. Simon is responsible for all communications about Grantham Institute staff, students and affiliates.

 Neil Jennings

Dr Neil Jennings

Partnership Development Manager 

neil.jennings@imperial.ac.uk

Neil is responsible for supporting the development of strategic partnerships with business, policy and non-governmental organisations. 

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Abbie Stone

Events, Media and Outreach Officer

a.stone@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)207 594 8456

Abbie organises the Grantham events calendar, coordinates public engagement activities and training and writes news stories for the website. 

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Lottie Butler

Digital Communications Officer 

c.butler@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)207 594 8452

Lottie manages the Grantham Institute’s online presence, including its website, blogemail newsletters and social media channels

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Naomi Erskine

Programme Manager  

n.erskine@imperial.ac.uk

Naomi manages a CIFF-funded project to create a digital academy knowledge hub that focuses on decarbonisation of the power sector, pro renewable regulations and policies, and how to incorporate renewable energy into the grid. 

 

Innovation

 
 Richard Templer

Professor Richard Templer

Director of Innovation

r.templer@imperial.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7594 5874
@RichardTempler1

Richard leads the Institute’s innovation activities, with a focus on founding a world-leading co-location centre for climate change research, education and innovation on Imperial’s White City Campus. The Imperial College Centre for Cleantech Innovation will be one key component of this new innovation hub.

 
 
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Andrew Burford 

Head of Entrepreneurship

a.burford@imperial.ac.uk

Andrew leads the Accelerator activities and focusses on helping entrepreneurs with climate positive ideas to successfully transition out of the lab and raise the critical early stage funding needed to take their products to market as fully fledged businesses. 

 
 

Harriet Flower

Marketing and Operational Coordinator 

h.flower@imperial.ac.uk

 
 
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Dan Brewer

KIC Finance and Administration Officer

d.brewer@imperial.ac.uk

Dan is the Finance Officer for Climate-KIC KAVAs ‘KIC Added Value Activities’, which are currently running at the College in various departments. Dan has been working at Imperial since May 2014, and joined the Grantham Institute in July 2017.