07 September 2017

Alumnus Andreas Schäfer at IIASA

Prof. Andreas Schäfer gave an institute seminar on Transportation and climate change -- past trends and future prospects. This was his first visit at IIASA in 21 years. More details on his current research below.

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© ATS Lab - UCL Energy Institute

Andreas Schäfer started his seminar at IIASA by saying, "IIASA is where everything started." After leaving the Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Program at IIASA, he worked at MIT, Cambridge, Stanford, and is currently with the University College London (UCL).

The seminar explored the long-term evolution of passenger travel, changes in technology and business models that could alter transportation demand in the future, the determinants of transportation energy intensity, and some of the technologies and energy carriers that could significantly reduce GHG emissions. After combining these factors, it discussed the implications for CO2 emissions. 

Schäfer's 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 leading 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).


Biography

Andreas W. Schäfer is a Professor of Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. His publications cover the demand for and supply characteristics of energy and transportation systems. He is lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT Press (June 2009). Prior to joining the UCL Energy Institute, he held appointments at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University. His advisory roles include the UK Airports Commission, the UK Aerospace Technology Institute, the World Economic Forum, among others.





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Schaefer A & Victor DG (1999). Global passenger travel: Implications for carbon dioxide emissions. Energy 24 (8): 657-679. DOI:10.1016/S0360-5442(99)00019-5.

Schaefer A & Victor DG (1997). The Past and Future of Global Mobility. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-97-013. Reprinted from Scientific American, pp. 36-39 [October 1997].

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