Alexandre Betinardi Strapasson is an Honorary Lecturer at the Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) and periodically teaches in different postgraduate programmes at the College. He currently works at Harvard University, as a Belfer Center Research Fellow in Agriculture and Energy Policy, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at IFP School in France. His main interests include nature-based solutions, bioeconomy, energy-water-agriculture nexus, negative emissions technology, energy policy, and system dynamics models.
Alexandre recently led three consultancy projects on energy affairs commissioned by the British Embassy Brasilia via the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and has participated in several other consultancy projects for governments, private sector, and international organizations. He is Director of Graffa Lab Ltd (Brazil) and affiliated with LCAworks Ltd (UK) and Imperial College Consultants. He was one of the lead modellers of the Global Calculator, and joint-PI for the EU Land Use Futures project, both supported by the UK Government. In addition, he contributed to the development of the European Calculator, funded by the European Commission. At Imperial, he was also founder and first chairman of the Imperial College Brazil Forum. He supervises students at both doctoral and postdoctoral levels through the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) as a Voluntary Mentor, and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as a Temporary Faculty Member. Previously, he also supervised students at Imperial and SOAS (University of London). In addition, he is a member of the Carbon Management journal's Editorial Board.
Before these academic experiences, Alexandre was Director and Head of Department of Bioenergy at the Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA, 2005-2010) and a UNDP Consultant for Energy, Ozone, and Climate Change at the Brazil's Ministry of the Environment (MMA, 2003-2005), participating in UNFCCC negotiations.
He is a Chartered Engineer (Agronomist), holding a MSc in Energy from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a PhD degree in Environmental Research from Imperial, with a Postdoc in Sustainability Science from Harvard.
TIMELINE AT IMPERIAL
- 2022 to present: Honorary Lecturer.
- 2018 to 2020: College Consultant.
- 2016 to 2021: Honorary Research Fellow.
- 2015 to 2015: Honorary Research Associate.
- 2013 to 2014: Climate-KIC Research Associate.
- 2011 to 2013: Chairman of Imperial College Brazil Forum.
- 2010 to 2014: CAPES Doctoral Researcher.
Chaturvedi R, Strapasson A, Garg A, 2022, Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Their Roles in India's Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Indian Forester, Vol:148, ISSN:0019-4816, Pages:539-541
et al., 2022, The use of system dynamics for energy and environmental education, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, Vol:19, ISSN:2365-9440, Pages:1-31
et al., 2021, Digital simulators in the epistemological context of Gagné and Vygotsky: a didactic intervention proposal on electricity and electrical circuits, Revista De Ensenanza De La Fisica, Vol:33, ISSN:2250-6101, Pages:75-88
Mouette D, Strapasson A, 2022, Applying System Dynamics in the Energy Sector: A Pedagogical Approach Using the 2050 Calculators for Climate Change Mitigation, Advances in Systems Sciences and Systems Practice, ISSS, Pages:1-2, ISSN:1999-6918
et al., 2022, Ethanol Power with Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, 4th Bioenergy Studies Symposium, TAGEM, UNIDO, GEF