Imperial College London

Dr Simon De Stercke

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate







411Skempton 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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