Professor André P.C. Faaij (1969) is currently the Academic Director of the Energy Academy Europe and is also a distinguished professor in Energy System Analysis at Groningen University (The Netherlands). In this position, he works with many stakeholders on energy transitions from regional to international level. The Energy Academy Europe has been set-up as a centre of excellence on Energy Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship and is as such a cross-cutting strategy priority for the University of Groningen and its’ partners, including some 400 scientists from natural to social science.
Prior to this position André was a professor and scientific director of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.
Professor Faaij`s research interests include bio-based economy, CCS, intermittent energy sources, alternative transport fuels, energy system studies and modeling, impacts and sustainability of energy systems, technological learning and innovation in energy systems, GHG balances & accounting, energy and research policies.
He is a member of a variety of expert groups in bio-energy and energy policy, research and strategic planning. He works as an advisor for governments, the EC, IEA, the UN system, GEF, OECD, WEF, WEC, the energy sector & industry, strategic consultancy, NGO’s, etc. He contributed to various IPCC reports, the World and Global Energy Assessment and IEA’s World Energy Outlook. He initiated and was task leader of the IEA Bioenergy Implementing Agreements Task 40 on Sustainable International Bioeenrgy Trade for 10 years. Furthermore he was appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in June 2015. Professor Faaij received The Linneborn Prize; established in 1994 for outstanding contributions to the development of energy from biomass.
He is a much asked reviewer for a wide variety of journals as well as scientific (including the European Commission, ERC National Science Foundation and the Royal Academy) and government bodies. He has published over 600 titles in scientific journals, reports, books and proceedings, and is among the ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ (top 1% of research field as of 1 December 2015) by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science.
Professor Faaij holds an h-index of 73 (Google Scholar) with over 20,000 citations and is also the Editorial Board Member of the journals Biomass & Bioenergy and International Journal of GHG control.