Imperial College London

Dr Alexandre Strapasson

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Honorary Lecturer



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Alexandre Betinardi Strapasson is an Honorary Lecturer at the Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP). He currently lives in Brazil and is an Asssistant Professor (tenured) at the Centre for Sustainable Development (CDS) at the University of Brasilia (UnB). His main interests are nature-based solutions, bioeconomy, energy-water-agriculture nexus, negative emissions technology, energy policy, and system dynamics models. He is a former Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at HARVARD Kennedy School. He is also a member of the Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment (HACE).

At Imperial, Alexandre was one of the lead modellers of the Global Calculator and has collaborated with other 2050 Calculator initiatives. He was the founder and first chairman of the Imperial College Brazil Forum and lectured in different postgraduate programmes at the College.

Before these academic experiences, Alexandre was Director and Head of the Department of Bioenergy at Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA, 2005-2010) and a UNDP Consultant for Energy, Ozone, and Climate Change at Brazil's Ministry of the Environment (MMA, 2003-2005), participating in UNFCCC negotiations.

He is a Chartered Engineer (Agronomist), holding an MSc in Energy from the University of São Paulo (USP), with additional studies at IFP School in France and OECC in Japan. He also holds a PhD in Environmental Research from Imperial, with a postdoc in Sustainability Science at Harvard University. 


  • 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: EU Climate-KIC Research Associate.
  • 2011 to 2013: Brazil Forum Founder and Chairman.
  • 2010 to 2014: CAPES Foundation Doctoral Researcher.




Bessah E, Donkor E, Raji AO, et al., 2022, Factors affecting farmers' decision to harvest rainwater for maize production in Ghana, Frontiers in Water, Vol:4, ISSN:2624-9375, Pages:1-11

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

Strapasson A, Ferreira M, Cruz-Cano D, 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


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

Strapasson A, Weber Neiva Masulino N, Conti C, et al., 2022, Ethanol Power with Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, 4th Bioenergy Studies Symposium, TAGEM, UNIDO, GEF

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