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.

Contact: simon.davies@u-mas.co.uk

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.

Contact: tristan.smith@ucl.ac.uk

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.

Contact: l.dray@ucl.ac.uk.

Dr Elena Hauerhof

Dr Elena Hauerhof

Consultant

Dr 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.

Contact: elena.hauerhof@u-mas.co.uk

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.

Contact: ben.milligan@ucl.ac.uk

Eoin O’Keeffe

Eoin O’Keeffe

Principal Consultant

Eoin O’Keeffe

Eoin is a technical director with MATRANS following working with the shipping group at the UCL Energy Institute. Prior to this he developed and deployed desktop and online systems for a software house and a marketing communications agency. Before changing career to software, he project managed and was a structural engineer for multiple projects in both the Republic of Ireland and the UK. He has extensive experience in modelling ship movements and emissions using AIS data as well as statistical analysis of vessel performance using on-board operational data. He is also completing his doctorate research which is primarily focused on techno-economic simulation of the global dry bulk shipping sector using agent based modelling.

Contact: eoin.okeeffe@u-mas.co.uk

Dr Sophie Parker

Dr Sophie Parker

Principal Consultant

Dr Sophie Parker

Sophie is a Principal Consultant at UMAS. She is an applied economist and her research focuses on the role of finance and markets in influencing energy efficiency measures. Before joining UMAS, she worked as an economic consultant at KPMG and a regional economist at IHS. While at KPMG, she helped develop the methodology for HSBC’s IFRS9 macroeconomic models. She has a PhD in energy and economics and an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics at UCL. Her PhD examined the economic determinants of freight prices and ship movements in the tanker market.

Contact: sophie.parker@u-mas.co.uk

Dr Carlo Raucci

Dr Carlo Raucci

Principal Consultant

Dr Carlo Raucci

Carlo is a Principal Consultant at UMAS since April 2016. He is leading the modelling of the global shipping system and the supply of conventional and alternative marine fuels. He is providing consultancy services analysing energy efficiency indices for shipping companies and assessing shipping future scenarios with the use of alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies. He has 4 years’ experience of research in the shipping and climate change fields. Carlo co-authored the 3rd IMO GHG Study and the Assessment of fuel oil availability that informed the IMO’s decision on 0.5% Sulphur limits. Prior to this, he had an extensive experience in the energy services and business intelligence management divisions. He has 5 years’ experience as consultant managing several projects with the leading national and international companies in the energy, transportation, public administration, aerospace and defense industries. Carlo gained his PhD in Energy and Transport (The potential of hydrogen to fuel international shipping) from University College London (UCL) in 2016. He has a BSc in Management Engineering of Logistic and Production and an MSc in Energy Management Engineering, both from University of Naples Federico II.

Contact: carlo.raucci@u-mas.co.uk

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.

Contact: n.rehmatulla@ucl.ac.uk

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

Contact: isabelle.rojon@u-mas.co.uk

Domagoj Baresic

PhD

Domagoj Baresic

Domagoj is a Doctoral Researcher at the UCL Energy Institute. Prior to joining UCL, Domagoj worked for over three years in the financial sector as an analyst covering carbon and energy markets (at Bloomberg and GlobalData). His professional research emphasis was on European Union climate change policies and their impact on different aspect of energy infrastructures and markets. In addition, Domagoj has served for over a year as a Senior Fellow for a foreign policy London-based think tank (Human Security Centre) where his research interest concentrated on climate change, energy security and related effects on human safety. Originally from Croatia, Domagoj has lived in the UK for over 10 years and holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy and BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Domagoj is particularly interested in global and regional policy developments that contribute to lowering of GHG emissions from shipping. He is keen on exploring in more detail the relationship between international organisations, global governance and scientific research. His research interests span the interrelationship between international relations, environmental politics and their relationship to science and technology.

Contact: domagoj.baresic.14@ucl.ac.uk

Jean-Marc Bonello

PhD

Jean-Marc Bonello

Jean-Marc is a Doctoral Researcher at the UCL Energy Institute. His main research interests lie in data manipulation and analysis for measuring ship efficiency with particular attention to energy saving technologies and performance indices. He has an MSc in Marine Engineering and Naval architecture from the University of Southampton and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta. His work experience includes design and consultancy in mechanical building services and naval architecture consultancy in the oil and gas industry.

Contact: jean-marc.bonello.15@ucl.ac.uk

Joseph Lambert

PhD

Jospeh Lambert

Joseph Lambert works with the shipping transport team at the UCL Energy Institute where he is currently working towards a PhD on Arctic shipping and which alternative technologies can be a commercially viable substitute to more conventional fuels or technologies such as HFO. He has experience in using programs such as MATLAB, and other specialist packages like ANSYS or Abaqus to analyse core engineering problems. Through studying accounting and economics modules at the LSE he has developed an understanding of how businesses can use financial and managerial accounting to aid in decision making. He has an MEng degree from UCL in Engineering with Business Finance.

Contact: joseph.lambert.13@ucl.ac.uk

Colin Robertshaw

PhD

Colin Robertshaw

Colin Robertshaw is a Doctoral Researcher of maritime operations and technology within the UCL Energy Institute. His PhD research is concerned with the transition pathways that are associated with the adoption of hydrogen based synthetic fuels within the maritime industry. He has substantial experience within industry and has held positions involved in the design, construction, survey and technical operation of various vessel types and associated systems. Colin holds an MSc in Marine and Offshore Power Systems and a BEng (Hons) in Marine Technology, awarded by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in addition to industry specific operational certification, issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Contact: colin.robertshaw.17@ucl.ac.uk