People

The Team

UMAS brings together a diverse team of individuals; highly qualified consultants, scientists, economists, naval architects and technical specialists, each with a unique skill set and thought leaders in their subject.

This assembly of individuals makes us the largest university based consultancy on GHG and energy matters related to shipping. We have over 50 years of collective experience in energy and environment matters shipping, garnered through our staff who have either completed a PhD or undertaking a PhD on this subject.

Dr Simon Davies

Dr Simon Davies

Director

Dr Simon Davies

Simon is a Visiting Lecturer at UCL and the co-founder of UMAS, he is also the managing director of MATRANS Ltd. Simon has over twenty years’ experience in climate change & sustainability management and advisory services. He has held leadership positions in major corporations including the Centrica Group of companies as Head of Environment and leading KPMG’s Climate Change and Carbon team in the UK, focusing particularly on the international shipping sector. Simon has extensive overseas working experience particularly across the EU, S.E Asia, Africa and North America.

Dr Tristan Smith

Dr Tristan Smith

Director

Dr Tristan Smith

Tristan is a Reader at the UCL Energy Institute and is the director of the Research Council UK funded project Shipping in Changing Climates, a multi-university and industry research project and leads the modelling work on supply and demand interaction and evolution. He is the lead author of the Third IMO GHG Study – 2014. He has previously been the coordinator of the Low Carbon Shipping – A System Approach project. He has a number of years’ experience as a naval architect in the UK Ministry of Defence, and has won an international award for his work on ship safety.

Dr Lynette Dray

Dr Lynette Dray

Consultant

Dr Lynette Dray

Lynnette Dray is a Senior Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute. Her research interests include transport model development, policy assessment, demand and vehicle fleet modelling and transport system optimisation. Before joining UCL, she was a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University, where she was institutional lead on transport related projects. She was also lead modeller in both the AIM (Aviation Integrated Modelling) and TOSCA (Technology Opportunities and Strategies toward Climate-friendly transport) projects. She has a PhD is in astrophysical numerical modelling from the University of Cambridge.

Dr Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo

Dr Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo

Consultant

Dr Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo

Solmaz is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute and has been mainly involved in ETI HDVE project which included an evaluation of R&D investments in new technologies while meeting environmental targets. She has also been involved in Shipping Changing Climates project funded. She has a PhD in traffic management and route optimisation from Imperial College London. She has an MSc in Manufacturing and Management from Cambridge University. Solmaz has also been involved in a project with WWF analysing policy implications of meeting the target of 2C temperature rise in 2050.

Elena Hauerhof

Elena Hauerhof

Consultant

Elena Hauerhof

Elena is a consultant at UMAS. Her primary focus is concerned with data modelling and analysis of ship atmospheric emissions. Her PhD was on vessel performance optimisation of products tankers by application of energy saving devices, operational strategies and innovative machinery arrangements as well as investigating potential improvements in EEDI formulation based on carbon footprinting under realistic weather conditions. Elena has an MSc in Computer and Information Engineering from City University, London.

Dr Nicholas Joseph Lazarou

Dr Nicholas Joseph Lazarou

Consultant

Dr Nicholas Joseph Lazarou

Nicholas is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute. He carries out econometric analysis of the international trade economics in the context of the Shipping in Changing Climates project. Nicholas holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton titled “Modelling Transport Costs in International Trade”. He has an MSc in Finance and Economics from the University of Southampton and a BSc in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus. He has three years’ experience as a vessel operator with a Piraeus based ship owning firm. He has lectured both at the under and postgraduate levels on various subjects.

Dr Ben Milligan

Dr Ben Milligan

Consultant

Dr Ben Milligan

Ben is a Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. He has also held visiting positions at the George Washington University, University of Cape Town and University of Cambridge. Ben’s expertise focuses on legal and policy aspects of sustainable development, and the governance of oceans and coasts including matters related to shipping. He has provided advisory services for organisations including national governments; the Commonwealth Secretariat; Global Environment Facility; UK Crown Estate Commissioners; UN Environment Programme; and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Eoin O’Keefe

Eoin O’Keefe

Principal Consultant

Eoin O’Keefe

Eoin is a researcher on the global and UK shipping system. His doctoral research is primarily focused on modeling the global dry bulk shipping sector using a combination of systems dynamics and agent based modeling approaches. He was also a contributing author to the IMO Third GHG Study and a report on the economic impacts of climate change on Caribbean states prepared for UNDP and OECS for COP16 at Cancun in 2010. He has fouryears’ experience of research in the shipping and climate change fields preceded by over 5 years’ experience in software development and civil engineering.

Carlo Raucci

Carlo Raucci

Principal Consultant

Carlo Raucci

Carlo is a consultant at UMAS. He is completing his PhD, where he is researching the potential for hydrogen as a marine fuel, which involves the development of modelling framework that brings together two areas of expertise, energy systems modelling and transport (shipping) system modelling. Carlo co-authored the IMO 3rd GHG Study and analysed energy efficiency indices for shipping companies. Prior to this, he was an energy consultant involved in technical-economic and environmental feasibility studies in Australia. He worked as business analyst and consultant for Capgemini in Rome for four years. Carlo has a BSc in Management Engineering of Logistic and Production and an MSc in Energy Management Engineering, both from University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla

Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla

Consultant

Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla

Nishat is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute and is involved in the Shipping and Changing Climates project. He is responsible for managing the work package dealing with supply and demand interaction, investigating the implementation of energy efficiency measures and barriers to their uptake as well as policies to accelerate transition to a low carbon industry. He gained his PhD in Energy and Transport ‘Market failures and barriers affecting energy efficient operations in shipping’ from UCL in 2014. He has a BSc in Management and an MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance, both from Cass Business School, City University.

Isabelle Rojon

Isabelle Rojon

Consultant

Isabelle Rojon

Isabelle is a consultant at UMAS. Her research focuses on maritime greenhouse gas policies, the diffusion of technological innovation in shipping and environmental management. Before joining UMAS, she was a Senior Research & Editorial Executive at Fathom Maritime Intelligence, writing publications on environmental regulations and energy efficiency in the maritime industry, and has previously worked in the Energy & Environment Department of the research and consultancy company Ecorys in the Netherlands. Isabelle has a BA in Political and Economic Sciences from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Dr Julia Schaumeier

Dr Julia Schaumeier

Consultant

Dr Julia Schaumeier

Julia is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute and is involved in the Shipping in Changing Climates project. She has a PhD from Imperial College London on the topic of engineering self-organised resource-allocation management schemes for open and embedded systems. Her work combines theories from economy and artificial intelligence and has applications in transport systems. She has a strong background in mathematics and physics, experience in developing software projects and is an expert in visualising information and investigating peculiarities of regulations.