Alexandre Betinardi Strapasson works on research projects at the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, and periodically lectures in postgraduate programmes at Imperial and at IFP School in Paris. He also does international consultancies, being one of the Directors of LCAworks Ltd (UK). Alexandre currently lives in Brazil and recently led two energy projects commissioned by the British Embassy in Brasilia, funded by the UK Prosperity Fund, namely: Assessment of Energy Centres in Brazil; and Gender Equality in the Energy Sector in Brazil. He is interested in energy and environmental systems modelling, including climate change mitigation and low carbon futures. He was one of the lead modellers of the Global Calculator for climate change mitigation, and joint-PI for the EU Land Use Futures project, supported by the former UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He currently contributes with the development of a European Calculator, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. At Imperial, he was also founder and first chaiman of the Imperial College Brazil Forum. In addition, Alexandre collaborates with the IPCC as an Expert Reviewer, and supervises international students at both doctoral and master's levels through the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He is also a Visiting Lecturer at IFP Energies Nouvelles in France and, until recently, was Associate at the Environment & Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.
Prior to these academic experiences, Alexandre was Director and Head of the Department of Bioenergy at the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, leading the development of a pioneering agro-ecological zoning for sustainable biofuels nationwide and several international partnerships. He also worked as UNDP Consultant for Energy and Climate Change at the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, participating in UNFCCC negotiations. He is an Agricultural Engineer, holding a MSc in Energy from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a PhD degree from Imperial, with a Postdoc in Sustainability Science from HARVARD Kennedy School.
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