Past Students

Many past students who have successfully completed their MSc and/or PhD in energy economics have gone on to very interesting and rewarding careers, both in academia and energy industries across the world.

Elisabetta Pellini

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2010
PhD in Energy Economics 2014

I came to the University of Surrey in 2009 to undertake an MSc in Energy Economics and Policy because of the reputation of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) in high quality teaching and excellent research. I arrived with some prior work experience on energy markets and I wanted to deepen my knowledge and to acquire new analytical skills to enhance my career. Since the very beginning, I found the programme challenging but very rewarding. Click here to Read More

Paraskevas Kipouros

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2012

I completed my MSc in Energy Economics and Policy at the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) in 2012. Coming from Greece, SEEC in the School of Economics at the University of Surrey was the best choice to continue my studies, combining a highly attractive and well-organised academic program in the extraordinary location, such as Surrey. Click here to Read More

Yaw Adofo Osei

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2009

I came to the University of Surrey not knowing exactly how the future would look like but I must admit that I met a very friendly environment created by both staff and Students. The training at the Economics Department, specifically in SEEC, really broadened my view of the energy sector. Coupled with my background as an electrical engineer with five years working experience in electricity distribution; the training has provided me the opportunity to analyze issues related to the energy sector not only technically but also from the economic point of view. Click here to Read More

Oona Nanka-Bruce

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2009

I took the major step of starting the 2-year part-time MSc course in Energy Economics and Policy at the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) in 2007 whilst still working as a power systems engineer for engineering consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). At the time, I had 16 years experience in the power industry with expertise in distribution and transmission network planning. However, I had a desire to extend my capabilities on economic issues relating to the energy sector, another area of business offered by PB. Click here to Read More

David C. Broadstock

PhD in Economics 2008

I joined the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) at the University of Surrey to undertake the research for my PhD in Transport  Economics and Planning, which was jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (CASE award) in collaboration with industry co-sponsor JMP, a national transport consultancy. The friendly yet professional/studious environment at SEEC, coupled with the resources and skills held within the department of economics and university, provided me with the perfect platform for my work. In particular the wealth of experience and knowledge within SEEC and the department of economics coupled with active dissemination through internal seminars on wider energy issues significantly complemented my work. Click here to Read More

Ziver Olmez

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2007

I joined the MSc in Energy Economics and Policy at SEEC in 2006, which was perhaps the most defining decision I ever made as an economist. Never in history has economic growth and development been as energy sensitive as it is now. SEEC has given me the opportunity to acquire and apply the most versatile and specialized skills in the energy economics arena, and I feel extremely fortunate to have been exposed to, and taught by such a great team of economists at Surrey. Click here to Read More

Jittima Mantajit

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2001
PhD in Energy Economics 2005

Having worked as an engineer in a policy unit under the Thai Energy Ministry, I realised that apart from engineering, economics also plays the crucial role in network utilities like gas and electricity, particularly when they face liberalisation. This urged me to pursue my further education in economics at the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC).

I chose the MSc in Energy Economics and Policy because of its excellent reputation in the quality of teaching and the high standard of its academic staff. The programme proved challenging and consisted of many interesting multidisciplinary subjects, which guided me toward my PhD thesis in liberalisation and efficiency in gas transportation.

As a PhD student, I worked under close and encouraging supervision, albeit that it was hard work. I was impressed by the friendly environment in SEEC and the Department and the support received both from staff and my fellow students.

Carole Nakhle

PhD in Energy Economics 2004

The four years I spent at SEEC studying for my PhD provided the most stimulating moments in my academic endeavours, despite the various challenges that I faced. I really enjoyed the continuous support of both the staff and other PhD students. I now look at my thesis with a great sense of pride and happiness. Moreover, it has provided me with an ideal platform on which to build a career in energy economics research and consultancy.

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Himanshu A Amarawickrama

MSc in Energy Economics and Policy 2003

Having worked 4 years in Sri Lanka and India for AES Corporation as a developer in the energy sector I decided to take, what was atthe time, a risky step and apply for the MSc in Energy Economics and Policy at the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC) at the University of Surrey. However, after a challenging and rewarding year, I graduated with my MSc in 2003 and I am happy that I made that decision. The MSc energy modules are relevant for the energy industry wherever you choose to work. Furthermore, you get tremendous exposure through SEEC to the world of energy economics, specifically energy econometrics and demand modelling. I very much enjoyed my days at SEEC and the University as a student, especially the international environment it offered.
After my graduation, I found employment within the Renewable Energy Group of Ernst and Young LLP in the UK and later I have moved on to work in the Transport Sector with the same employer. I am an associate member of SEEC and continue to be involved in SEEC’s research activities.

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