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Dr Adam Hawkes

System Design Lead – Principal Investigator, Imperial

Imperial College london

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Adam Hawkes leads the CCG System Design Workstream. He is a Reader in Energy Systems at Imperial College London, Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, and Programme Lead for Energy Modelling at the Grantham Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition journal, a new partner open access journal to the high impact Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. A Chartered Engineer, Dr Hawkes has more than 20 years’ experience of technical leadership and management in the field of greenhouse gas mitigation approaches, energy technology assessment, and systems design and modelling. Adam has worked on key emerging challenges… [Read more]

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Prof. Jim Hall

Sector Interactions Co-Lead

University of Oxford

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Jim Hall co-leads the CCG Systems Integration Workstream. He is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at the University of Oxford and is Director of Research in the School of Geography and the Environment. Before joining the University of Oxford in 2011 to become Director of the University’s Environmental Change Institute, Prof. Hall held academic positions in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol. Prof. Hall is internationally recognized for his research on risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty for water resource systems, flood and coastal risk management, infrastructure systems, and adaptation to climate change. Professor Hall is a member… [Read more]

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Dr Jonathan Cullen

Sector Interactions Co-Lead

University of Cambridge

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Dr Jonathan Cullen is the University Lecturer in Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Resource Efficiency Collective (www.refficiency.org) and has a reputation for top-down studies of resource systems, bringing skills in developing new metrics to reflect both energy and material consequences of materials production. Jonathan studied Chemical and Process Engineering in New Zealand and began his career as a Process Engineer in heavy industry. After 5 years, he moved to Lima, Peru, where he was involved in projects with ITDG (Intermediate Technology Development Group) and UNALM (Universidad Nacional Agraria de La Molina) to develop biodiesel energy… [Read more]

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Prof. Sam Fankhauser

Economics & Policy Lead

University of Oxford

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Sam Fankhauser leads the CCG Economics and Policy Workstream. He is Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Oxford, where he is affiliated with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and the School of Geography and the Environment. He is also Research Director of Oxford Net Zero and a Fellow of Reuben College. Outside academia, Sam is a Non-Executive Director of CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, and an Associate Director at economics consultancy Vivid Economics. He was an inaugural member of the UK Committee on Climate Change, on which he served from… [Read more]

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Dr Julia Tomei

Policies and Investment Lead

University College London

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Julia Tomei leads the CCG Policies for CCG Investment Workstream.  She is a Lecturer in Energy, Resources and Development at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. Her research advances understandings of the human and political dimensions of energy and resource use in developing countries. Her work engages with research users from policy, academia, and industry and examines the practical and policy mechanisms that can advance sustainable development. She draws on a range of social science theories and methods in her research and regards her experience and outlook as truly interdisciplinary. She has published more than 20 papers in a range… [Read more]

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Holger Dalkmann

Electrifying Transport Sub-stream Lead

CEO, Sustain 2030

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Holger Dalkmann advises CCG on their national and international partnership strategy as well as leading the research on electrifying transport. He has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of transport, cities, sustainability, and climate change. He is founder and CEO of his own business (Sustain 2030) based in Berlin, Germany. He operates as an independent consultant providing strategic and technical advice for a variety of organizations like the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Volvo Research Foundation (VREF), UNCRD, and Agora Verkehrswende. For FCDO, he works as a Senior Advisor… [Read more]

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Carla Cannone

Postgraduate Researcher

Loughborough University

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Carla is a postgraduate researcher in the Geography & Environment Department at Loughborough University. She holds a double-degree Master of Science from the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, as part of the EIT InnoEnergy Master School. During her master’s studies, she was a teaching assistant intern for the “Summer School of Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development” organized at ICTP Centre by the UN and other International Organizations. Before starting her postgraduate studies, she obtained her Bachelor in Energy Engineering from the University of Bologna. During the undergraduate period, she won two… [Read more]

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Prof. Satheesh Krishnamurthy

Open Education Lead - Principal Investigator

Open University

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Satheesh Krishnamurthy is the CCG Open Education Lead. He has over 20 years’ research experience in renewable energy within academia and industry. He specializes in the laser and plasma processing of renewable energy materials and chemical vapour deposition of semiconductor nanomaterials. His research is widely published with over 80 publications in scientific journals and book chapters, some with impact factor of 8 to 35, and over 7000 citations. He is committed to the practical application and sustainability of research through commercialization of renewable energy technologies and strengthening the capacity of academics and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Professor Krishnamurthy has successfully… [Read more]

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Dr Alex Money

Investment Pipeline Lead

University of Oxford

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Alex Money leads the CCG Investment Pipelines Workstream. He is the founding MD of an early stage company focused on earth observation, and he concurrently directs an academic research programme at the University of Oxford. He is also an undergraduate tutor in geography at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He has around 25 years of practitioner experience in investment and industry. His previous data venture was backed by Oxford’s Said Business School seed fund and venture capital. Prior to academia, he co-founded a capital markets ESG advisory firm, working with companies from £100 million to £100 billion by market value. He spent… [Read more]

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Dr Aruna Sivakumar

Co-Investigator

Imperial College london

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Aruna Sivakumar is a co-investigator at CCG. She is a senior lecturer in consumer behaviour and urban systems at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. She is also director of the Urban Systems Lab at Imperial and leads several smart city and systems modelling initiatives. As PI, she has attracted funding worth over £2m over the last 7 years from national and international sources such as EPSRC, ESRC, Shell Inc in the UK, and SMRT Singapore. Over a career spanning 15+ years Aruna has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal papers, made over 100 conference presentations, and… [Read more]

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