Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Research Associate in Climate Science and Policy







Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Robin Lamboll is a research associate at the Grantham Institute, and is interested in what humans emit into our atmosphere and what we can do about it. 

Robin mostly works on open-source software that finds relationships between known or projected emissions to infer unknown emissions, which feeds into how we infer what the future may look like given socio-economic projections. Other research interests include looking at the total amounts of pollution humans can emit before passing dangerous temperature thresholds and the impact of COVID-19 on human emissions. 

Robin completed a PhD in the physics of solar cells at the University of Cambridge, modelling the behaviour of new designs of solar cells, and has an MSci in Natural Sciences from Cambridge. Robin has previously worked as a quantitative consultant and successfully represented the UK in multiple international poetry slams.



Jones CD, Hickman JE, Rumbold ST, et al., 2021, The Climate Response to Emissions Reductions due to COVID‐19: Initial Results from CovidMIP, Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN:0094-8276

Gettelman A, Lamboll R, Bardeen CG, et al., 2021, Climate Impacts of COVID-19 Induced Emission Changes, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:48, ISSN:0094-8276

Lamboll RD, Nicholls ZRJ, Kikstra JS, et al., 2020, Silicone v1.0.0: an open-source Python package for inferring missing emissions data for climate change research, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:13, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:5259-5275

Forster PM, Forster HI, Evans MJ, et al., 2020, Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19 (vol 82, pg 613, 2020), Nature Climate Change, Vol:10, ISSN:1758-678X, Pages:971-971

Forster PM, Forster HI, Evans MJ, et al., 2020, Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19, Nature Climate Change, Vol:10, ISSN:1758-678X, Pages:913-919

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