Supporting world-class talent
Attracting the best minds
Fellows plan, carry out, and lead an independent high-quality programme of research focused on a specific climate and environment-related topic. Fellows are supported by world-leading academic staff, receive training, career support and development opportunities from the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre, whilst working in a dynamic environment, with exposure to policy making and ground-breaking innovation.
Grantham Institute Lecturers work across the Grantham Institute and a home department at Imperial, developing their own research and delivering a programme of Grantham Institute activity to build on our existing programme of engagement and development. Their work broadens the College’s research capabilities, helps to inform decision-making in business and policy, and drives forward research and collaborations across the areas of climate and environmental change.
Research Council Fellowships
The aim of the Research Council Fellowship scheme is to attract and retain outstanding researchers in environment and sustainability. The Grantham Institute offers support to candidates of UKRI Research Council Fellowships who wish to be co-hosted by the Institute and a Department. This includes supporting them in preparing their application, and guaranteeing successful candidates a range of benefits including a fully-funded PhD studentship and a suite of professional development training.
Grantham Visiting Fellows
These posts are aimed at external stakeholders who hold positions of responsibility in industry, business, policy, or NGOs and are interested in the same questions as the Grantham Institute, in knowledge exchange and the translation of research findings. These posts offer greater engagement between academic and non-academic stakeholders, embed external expertise within the College through work on complementary projects, and maximise the impact of research beyond academia.
Hear from the experts
The Grantham Institute has been home to world-class researchers from a wide variety of specialisms. We are proud that our past and present research talent is interdisciplinary and diverse. Hear from current and former researchers below, and view our current staff list here.
Hear from Grantham Institute researchers
Dr Gbemi Oluleye, Lecturer at the Grantham Institute
Dr Gbemi Oluleye discusses cutting emissions from industrial sectors.
Dr Gbemi Oluleye, Imperial College Research Fellow, discusses her research on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sectors.
Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research at Grantham Institute
Dr Joeri Rogelj discusses how his research helps to inform international climate targets.
Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research at the Grantham Institute, discusses how his research helps to inform international climate targets to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Dr Bonnie Waring, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute
Dr Bonnie Waring discusses the carbon cycle and how far forests can help tackle climate change.
Dr Bonnie Waring, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute, discusses her research on the carbon cycle and how far nature-based solutions like tree planting can be effective in helping to tackle climate change.
Dr Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institu
Dr Friederike Otto discusses her research and attribution science.
Climate change is altering weather events across the world, and has been for years, says Dr Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute and Founder of the World Weather Attribution project. It is killing people, destroying livelihoods and causing enormous economic damage across the world - and those who are paying the costs are not those who have caused the problem. Dr Otto discusses her research, which connects the academic understanding of climate change with what people experience, why it's so important to reduce vulnerability to climate change, and climate justice.
Dr Madeleine Morris, Research Associate at the Grantham Inst
Dr Madeleine Morris discusses her research on the policy and regulation of the energy system.
Dr Madeleine Morris, Research Associate at the Grantham Institute, discusses her research on whether the policies, regulations and market structures of today's energy system are fit for purpose for a future energy system that fits into a net-zero world.
Naveed Chaudhry, Accelerator Lead at the Grantham Institute
Naveed Chaudhry on the role of entrepreneurs and startups in tackling climate change.
Naveed Chaudhry, Accelerator Lead at the Grantham Institute, discusses the role of entrepreneurs and startups in tackling climate change, and how innovation can help create a cleaner, greener future.
Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr Mirabelle Muûls discusses her research on the economics of climate change.
Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Assistant Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, discusses her research on the economics of climate change and the impact of climate change on businesses.
Dr Edward Gryspeerdt, Proleptic Lecturer at the Grantham Ins
Dr Gryspeerdt explains about his work studying the impact of human activity on cloud formation.
Greenhouse gases (GHGs) aren’t the only contributors to global warming created by flying – the clouds formed high up in the atmosphere by planes have a significant impact too. Understanding them better could offer valuable ways to change aviation and reduce its impact on the climate. Dr Edward Gryspeerdt, Research Fellow and lecturer, in the Grantham Institute, explains more about his work studying the impact of human activity on cloud formation.
Professor Wouter Buytaert, Professor of Hydrology and Water
Droughts and floods will become more extreme if we don’t act on climate, says Professor Buytaert
Dr Oytun Babacan, Imperial College Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute, discusses his research on low-carbon Too much, or too little water, is increasingly having devastating impacts on communities around the world. Wouter Buytaert, Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, tells us more about this precious resource.energy technologies and how to integrate emerging technologies into existing infrastructure.
Dr Oytun Babacan, Imperial College Research Fellow
Dr Oytun Babacan on low-carbon technologies and how to integrate them into existing infrastrure.
Dr Oytun Babacan, Imperial College Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute, discusses his research on low-carbon energy technologies and how to integrate emerging technologies into existing infrastructure.
Dr Caroline Wainwright, Grantham Institute Research Fellow
Dr Caroline Wainwright on seasonal rainfall and variability in Africa
Dr Caroline Wainwright, Grantham Institute Research Fellow and expert in African weather and climate, discusses how global temperature changes are affecting seasonal rainfall in the world’s tropical regions, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, and why better weather forecasting and early warning systems are so important for local people.