Professor Subhes Bhattacharyya

Professor of Net Zero Carbon Energy Systems
PhD (Grenoble, France), MEng (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand), BEng (University of Calcutta, India)

Academic and research departments

Centre for Environment and Sustainability.


Areas of specialism

Applied energy research covering engineering, economic, environmental and regulatory perspectives; Energy policy and planning; multi-criteria decision making; energy sector sustainability issues; Energy Systems modelling; Energy Access; energy pricing and taxation; climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation issues;

University roles and responsibilities

  • Teaching and research on energy issues with a special focus on net zero carbon emissions.

    My qualifications

    PhD in Applied Economics (Energy Economics specialisation)
    University Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble, France
    Advance Maters degree - Applied Economics
    University Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble, France
    Master of Engineering - Energy Planning and Policy
    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical engineering)
    University of Calcutta (India)

    Previous roles

    31 August 2012 - 28 February 2022
    Professor of Energy Economics and Policy; Director of Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development; Research Theme Director - Net Zero.
    De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
    01 September 2003 - 30 August 2012
    Senior Lecturer; Programme Director - Energy Studies
    University of Dundee (UK)
    01 May 2002 - 31 August 2003
    Visiting Associate Professor,
    Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
    01 March 2001 - 30 April 2002
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (India)
    01 December 1997 - 31 January 2001
    Economist - Regulatory projects
    National Economic Research Associates
    05 February 1997 - 30 November 1997
    Associate Professor
    Madras School of Economics, India

    Affiliations and memberships

    Senior Fellow
    Higher Education Academy (UK)
    Energy Institute
    Royal Society of Arts


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision