Imperial College London

Dr Alexandre Strapasson

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Research Fellow



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Alexandre Strapasson works on research projects at the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, and periodically teaches in postgraduate programmes at the College, whilst also living in Brazil and working on some local initiatives as well. He is interested in energy and environmental systems modelling, including climate change mitigation and low carbon futures. Alexandre was one of the lead modellers of the Global Calculator for climate change mitigation, and joint PI for the EU Land Use Futures model, in collaboration with the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He also contributes 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. Alexandre 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 Kennedy School.

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 University.



Elizondo A, Pérez-Cicera V, Strapasson A, et al., 2017, Mexico’s Low Carbon Futures: An integrated assessment for energy planning and climate change mitigation by 2050, Futures, Vol:93, ISSN:0016-3287, Pages:14-26

Sandstrom S, Strapasson A, 2017, Socio-Environmental Assessment of Gender Equality, Pastoralism, Agriculture and Climate Information in Rural Communities of Northern Tanzania, Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, Vol:2, ISSN:2413-922X, Pages:66-83

Strapasson A, Woods J, Chum H, et al., 2017, On the global limits of bioenergy and land use for climate change mitigation, Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Vol:9, ISSN:1757-1693, Pages:1721-1735


Vineis P, Scheelbeek P, Strapasson A, 2016, Co-benefits of food policies: climate and health, 28th Annual Conference International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE): Old and new risks: challenges for environmental epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), ISSN:1552-9924

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