Andreas Schäfer

Andreas Schäfer

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Andreas W. Schäfer is a Professor of Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London.  He is also the UCL Energy Institute’s Director of Research, a Visiting Professor at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University, and a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Transportation for five years.

Andreas’ publications cover the demand for and supply characteristics of energy and transportation systems.  Examples include econometric models of national, world-regional, and global travel demand, techno-economic assessments of advanced surface and air vehicle technologies, and integrated modeling of the global air transportation system.  In addition to peer review journals, his work was published in popular science magazines, such as Scientific American and American Scientist.  He is lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT Press (June 2009).

Andreas was principal investigator of a number of funded research projects, including the UK Research Council funded “Aviation Integrated Modelling” project ( and the EU FP7 funded “Technology Opportunities and Strategies Toward Climate-Friendly Transport” ( project.

Prior to joining the UCL Energy Institute, he held appointments at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), MIT, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University.  Andreas holds a MSc in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Energy Economics, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Andreas W. Schäfer’s research interests include energy and transportation systems analysis.

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