Academic Director, Energy Academy Europe

André is appointed as Academic Director Energy Academy Europe and Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at Groningen University. Prior to this position he was Professor and scientific director of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.

His research covers, amongst others, bio-based economy, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy, alternative transport fuels, energy system & scenario analysis, technological learning and energy policies.

He works as an advisor for governments, the EC, IEA, the UN system, GEF, OECD, WEF, WEC, the energy sector & industry, NGO’s, etc. He contributed to various IPCC reports, the World and Global Energy Assessment and IEA’s World Energy Outlook. Furthermore he was appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and awarded the Linneborn Prize for outstanding contributions to the development of energy from biomass.

He has published over 600 titles in scientific journals, reports, books and proceedings, qualifies as ‘highly cited researcher’ (top 1% of research field) by criteria of Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science and is frequently lecturing across the globe.