Imperial College London

Dr Alexandre Strapasson

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Research Fellow



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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 Founder and Director of GRAFFA Lab Ltd (Brazil) and 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.



Bessah E, Raji A, Taiwo O, et al., 2020, Hydrological responses to climate and land use changes: The paradox of regional and local climate effect in the Pra River Basin of Ghana, Journal of Hydrology Regional Studies, Vol:27, ISSN:2214-5818

Strapasson A, Falcão J, Rossberg T, et al., 2019, Land use change and the European biofuels policy: The expansion of oilseed feedstocks on lands with high carbon stocks, Ocl - Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids, Vol:26, ISSN:2272-6977, Pages:1-12

Soares MP, Ferreira M, Strapasson A, et al., 2019, Mediating the learning of electrical circuits in physics: teaching unit proposal using the flipped classroom model, Physicae Organum, Vol:5, ISSN:2446-564X, Pages:1-13

Strapasson A, 2019, Das relações entre o humano e a natureza num país em transe, Revista Política Democrática, ISSN:1518-7446, Pages:10-13


Strapasson A, Ferreira D, Costa HC, et al., 2019, Avaliação de Centros de Energia no Brasil: Estudo Prospectivo para Criação de um Centro de Energia Brasil-Reino Unido, 71st Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), SBPC, Pages:1-4, ISSN:2176-1221

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