Imperial College London

Dr Simon De Stercke

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 6115simon.destercke




302Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Simon currently studies the effect of hydrometeorological extremes on risks of water-related diseases, in particular leptospirosis, in the context of the NERC-funded UnderWRiDE project. He also maintains international collaborations on energy systems analysis.

His doctoral research was on the dynamics of the water-energy nexuses of London and Mumbai, with an explicit end-use perspective. The salience of end-use in Simon's research stems from previous research with the Transitions to New Technologies program at IIASA. There, he studied long-term dynamics of global and national energy systems at the primary, final and useful energy levels, and found that dynamics are faster as a system is analysed closer to end use.

Simon's first degree is in electromechanical engineering. He also holds a Master of Environmental Management.



O'Keeffe J, Pluchinotta I, De Stercke S, et al., 2022, Evaluating natural capital performance of urban development through system dynamics: A case study from London., Science of the Total Environment, Vol:824, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:1-12

De Stercke S, Chaturvedi V, Buytaert W, et al., 2020, Water-energy nexus-based scenario analysis for sustainable development of Mumbai, Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol:134, ISSN:1364-8152, Pages:1-17

Wilson C, Grubler A, Bento N, et al., 2020, Granular technologies to accelerate decarbonization Smaller, modular energy technologies have advantages, Science, Vol:368, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:36-+

De Stercke S, Mijic A, Buytaert W, et al., 2018, Modelling the dynamic interactions between London’s water and energy systems from an end-use perspective, Applied Energy, Vol:230, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:615-626

Grubler A, Wilson C, Bento N, et al., 2018, A low energy demand scenario for meeting the 1.5 degrees C target and sustainable development goals without negative emission technologies, Nature Energy, Vol:3, ISSN:2058-7546, Pages:515-527

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