Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex
Noam’s research history includes both natural and social science work. His background is in natural sciences, with a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He completed his PhD in environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), in which he constructed an Earth system model looking at changes over geological timescales (tens to hundreds of millions of years). He also completed a short post-doc in chemical oceanography based postdoc at UEA.
In 2005 he shifted his research to focus on transitions to sustainability. Between 2005-2007 he worked on the EU project MATISSE studying transitions to sustainable development, researching case studies, and developing computer simulations of historical and potential future transitions. From 2008-2013, he was employed at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI), including research on microgeneration from a socio-technical perspective. In 2015 he joined the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), where he has undertaken research for the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) as well as CREDS. He also lectures in Energy Policy.
- Drivers and effects of digitalization on energy demand in low carbon scenarios
- The role of digitalisation in low carbon scenarios
- Critically reviewing smart home technology applications and business models in Europe
- Reframing policy for the energy efficiency challenge: Insights from housing retrofits in the United Kingdom
- Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future
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