Graeme Hawker, BA BSc MA MSc PhD CSci MEI


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Personal Statement

I am a Researcher in Energy Systems, primarily working as part of the UK Energy Research Centre.

My main interest is in multi-vector simulation and optimisation, looking at how the different constraints we have in the future development of electricity, gas, hydrogen and heat networks may affect how we choose to meet our long-term carbon emissions targets.

My other interests include:

  • Macro-level carbon budgeting (in particular using the TIMES modelling framework)
  • Low-carbon heating technologies
  • Local energy systems
  • Operation and control of large wind farms in transmission networks
  • Risk and reliability in power networks
  • Machine learning for failure prediction

I have previously worked as an analyst and consultant in the Renewable Energy sector.

Academic / Professional qualifications

BA (hons.) Natural Sciences - Cambridge University 2002

BSc (hons.) Physical Sciences - Open University 2013

MSc Information Technology - Glasgow University 2003

Chartered Scientist and Member - The Energy Institute 2012

PhD in Electrical Engineering - University of Strathclyde 2018: "Spatial and Temporal Disaggregation of Whole System Energy Models Through Exemplar Local Multi-Carrier Networks"

Research Interests

Energy systems analysis, wind power, solar power, electricity and gas distribution, power system economics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty Of Engineering

31 Oct 201224 Sep 2018

Bachelor of Science, Open University

Master of Natural Science at Cambridge University, University of Cambridge

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge


  • Energy modelling
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Smart Grids
  • Distribution

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2006 2020

BEIS Call for Evidence - The Future for Small-scale Low-carbon Generation: Response from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

McLachlan, C., Braunholtz-Speight, T., Hawker, G. & Watson, J., 31 Aug 2018, London, 16 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access

Zoning for local heat and energy efficiency strategies

Hawker, G., Flower, J. D. & Bell, K., 30 Apr 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

Open Access
Energy efficiency


Spatial and temporal disaggregation of whole system energy models through exemplar local multi-carrier networks

Author: Hawker, G., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Bell, K. (Supervisor) & Kockar, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2007 2019

TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis

Christian Calvillo Munoz (Organiser), Gioele Figus (Organiser), Patricia Fortes (Speaker), Anna Krook-Riekkola (Speaker), Andrew Mortimer (Speaker), Alvaro Calzadilla Rivera (Speaker), Graeme Hawker (Speaker), Kristoffer Andersen (Speaker), Antonios Katris (Participant), Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi (Participant), Karen Turner (Participant), Peter McGregor (Participant)
23 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia