Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Principal Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 9332a.bauen




16 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus






PhD, King’s College, University of London . PhD thesis title: “Gasification-based Biomass Fuel Cycles: An Economic and Environmental Analysis at the Regional Level”.

MSc in Environmental Technology (Energy Policy option) at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine . MSc thesis title: “A Reference Network Flow Approach to Sustainable Urban Development”.

Engineering Physics 5 year MSc equivalent degree with distinction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Diplôme d’Ingénieur Physicien de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) avec mention ).


  • Head of BioEnergy Group, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College London
  • Executive committee member, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College, London
  • Visiting lecturer, Energy Systems Laboratory, Postgraduate Studies in Energy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Research focus

  • Techno-economic, environmental and policy aspects related to new and renewable energy technologies, with a focus on bioenergy systems
  • Sustainable energy technology transitions to tackle climate change and energy security

Recent experience

  • Member of the European Commission’s Biofuels Technology Platform working group on sustainability (2007)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th European Bioenergy Conference (2006)
  • Advisor to the UK Government Chief Scientist on bioenergy (2006)
  • Invited presentation and contribution on biofuels to the Stern Review Team on the economics of climate change (2006)
  • Invited to contribute to the UK Energy Review on alternative transport fuels and vehicles (2006)
  • Advisor to G8+5 countries on establishment of Global Bioenergy Partnership (launched in May 2006)
  • Member of UK delegation for G8+5 Energy Research and Innovation Workshop (2005)
  • Invited to submit evidence on biofuels to the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment Food and Rural Affairs (2004)
  • Expert advisor to Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on biomass energy (since 2000)
  • Member of GEF Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) roster of experts (since 2001)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference Hypothesis VI on hydrogen technologies to be held in Cuba in May 2005
  • Member of the UK Hydrogen Network (H2Net) executive committee (since 2004)
  • Member of UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Working Group on Fuels (since 2003)
  • Project proposal evaluator for the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, EC 6th Framework Programme on R&D, California Energy Commission, and World Bank
  • Rapporteur of the European Commission’s High Level Group on Hydrogen (2003); Co-author of “Hydrogen energy and fuel cells – A vision of our future”
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference Hypothesis V (2003)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the international conference and exhibition on sustainable energy EnergYes (2002)
  • Member of the European Commission’s Alternative Fuels Contact Group (2002/2003)
  • Advisor to the UK Cabinet Office Strategy Unit on the UK Energy Review (2001/2002)
  • Advisor to the Chief Scientist Panel on Energy R&D on biomass energy and hydrogen systems (2001)
  • Advisor to the European Commission’s European Climate Change Programme (2001)

Current projects

  • “TSEC-Biosys – A Whole Systems Approach to Analysing Bioenergy Demand and Supply – Mobilising the Long-term Potential of Bioenergy”, Towards a Sustainable Energy Economy programme, Joint Research Council Funding (Project Coordinator – Consortium consists of 12 leading UK research organisations)
  • “Sustainable Urban Environment – Waste management”, EPSRC, (Co-investigator)
  • “BIOPOL - Assessment of  BIOrefinery concepts and the implications for agricultural and forestry POLicy”, 6th FWP Scientific Support to Policies
  • “NILE – New Improvements for Lignocellulosic Ethanol”, 6th FWP Integrated Project (Principal investigator, Work Package Coordinator)
  • International Energy Agency, Bioenergy Task 40 – International Bioenergy Trade, ICEPT BioEnergy Group acts as UK representative
  • “A Systematic Approach to Estimation of Life Cycle Carbon Inventory, Carbon Footprints and Embodied Carbon”, led by Surrey University, funded by Carbon Trust and EPSRC as part of Carbon Vision programme (Principal investigator)



Slade R, Gross R, Bauen A, 2011, Estimating bio-energy resource potentials to 2050: learning from experience, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:4, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:2645-2657

Bauen AW, Dunnett AJ, Richter GM, et al., 2010, Modelling supply and demand of bioenergy from short rotation coppice and Miscanthus in the UK, Bioresource Technology, Vol:101, ISSN:0960-8524, Pages:8132-8143

Jablonski S, Strachan N, Brand C, et al., 2010, The role of bioenergy in the UK's energy future formulation and modelling of long-term UK bioenergy scenarios, Energy Policy, Vol:38, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:5799-5816

Slade R, Bauen A, Shah N, 2009, The greenhouse gas emissions performance of cellulosic ethanol supply chains in Europe, Biotechnology for Biofuels, Vol:2, ISSN:1754-6834


Gravouniotis P, Bauen A, Pearson P, 2012, Building markets for energy saving equipment and modelling subsidy strategies in tourism dependent economies, International Conference on Clean Energy Solutions for Sustainable Environment (TerraGreen), ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Pages:131-146, ISSN:1876-6102

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