Alexandre Betinardi Strapasson works as an Honorary Research Fellow on research projects at the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, and periodically lectures in postgraduate programmes at Imperial. He currently works at Harvard University, as a Belfer Center Research Fellow in Agriculture and Energy Policy, whilst also keeping his collaborations with Imperial College. His main interests include the energy-water-agriculture nexus, and the bioeconomy. He recently led a project on the Covid-19 Response for the Energy Sector in Brazil, commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through the Prosperity Fund, as well as two other energy projects commissioned by the British Embassy Brasilia, namely: Assessment of Energy Centres in Brazil; and Gender Equality in the Energy Sector in Brazil.
Alexandre 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, currently BEIS). He has also contributed with the recent development of the European Calculator, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. At Imperial, he was also founder and first chairman of the Imperial College Brazil Forum. In addition, Alexandre 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. Alexandre also does international consultancies, being Founder and Director of Graffa Lab Ltd (Brazil) and one of the Directors of LCAworks Ltd (UK), as well as a consultant affiliated to Imperial College Consultants.
Prior to these experiences, Alexandre was Director and Head of 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 in Environmental Research from Imperial, with a Postdoc in Sustainability Science from HARVARD Kennedy School.
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