Dr.ir. E.J.L. (Emile) Chappin

Dr.ir. E.J.L. (Emile) Chappin



Emile Chappin is an Associate Professor at the Energy and Industry Group of the department Technology Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology, co-director of the TPM Energy Transition Lab, a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment, and a pianist and conductor. Emile’s research focuses on the role of simulation models and games for the energy transition, energy system analysis, and energy policy.


Research interests

Emile’s research interest is in the role of simulation modelling, in particular agent-based modelling on the domain of energy systems. In his research, Emile connects developments in modelling methodology to an understanding of complex socio-technical energy systems in order to better understand how to model, analyse and design (parts) of the energy transition. His primary interests are to unravel the possible long-term dynamics of energy systems and how they are shaped by energy policies, and in contributing to the modelling methods that address important academic and societal questions in this area.

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Academic background

Emile holds a PhD (2011) from Delft University of Technology, Delft on Simulating Energy Transitions (see http://chappin.com/ChappinEJL-PhDthesis.pdf). Emile has a BSc (2004) and MSc (2006) degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management, specialising in energy and industry, both from Delft University of Technology.

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