Graeme Hawker, BA BSc MA MSc PhD CSci MEI


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

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

My main interest is in multi-carrier energy simulation/optimisation and Whole System Modelling, 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Spatial and Temporal Disaggregation of Whole System Energy Models Through Exemplar Local Multi-Carrier Networks, Faculty Of Engineering

31 Oct 201224 Sept 2018

Award Date: 24 Sept 2018

Bachelor of Science, Open University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Master of Natural Science at Cambridge University, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002


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


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