Editor-in-Chief, Energy Strategy Reviews; Department of Energy Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Mark Howells directs the division and holds the chair of Energy Systems Analysis (KTH-dESA) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and is an honorary affiliate professor at the University of Technology in Sydney. His group leads the development of some of the world’s premier open source energy, resource and spacial electrification planning tools; he has published in Nature Journals; coordinates the European Commission’s think tank for Energy; is regularly used by the United Nations as a science-policy expert; and is a key contributor to UNDESA’s ‘Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development Policies’. His division contributes to efforts for NASA, IRENA, ABB the World Bank and others.
Prior to joining KTH-dESA he has an award-winning career with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Howells’ graduate and post-graduate studies were undertaken at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Within that time, he was an international research affiliate at Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and represented the World Energy Council’s student program.