Dr Christian Calvillo Munoz

Research Fellow

Centre for Energy Policy

Personal statement

I am an early career researcher, with a strong interest on the energy transition. I have expertise on energy system models, and the analysis of energy efficiency and the decarbonisation of heat and transport.

I have a strong international background and extensive collaborative networks. For example, I have completed my PhD as a part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Sustainable Energies Technologies and Strategies (SETS), with studies developed in Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands.

My current career objective is to continue to develop high quality research and collaborative work, and to keep developing my skills to become a successful academic.


Policy trade-offs in introducing a CO2 transport and storage industry to service the UK's regional manufacturing clusters
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo Titilope, Calvillo Munoz Christian, Katris Antonios, Swales John
Ecological Economics (2022)
Can network spending to support the shift to electric vehicles deliver wider economy gains? The role of domestic supply chain, price and real wage effects
Alabi Oluwafisayo, Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian
Energy Economics Vol 110 (2022)
Characterisation of UK industrial clusters and techno-economic cost assessment for carbon dioxide transport and storage implementation
Calvillo Christian, Race Julia, Chang Enrong, Turner Karen, Katris Antonios
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 119 (2022)
Policy trade-offs in delivering and maximising the benefits of CCS : a focus on the economic and labour market challenges
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian, Stewart Jamie, Race Julia, Corbett Hannah
The importance of building export capacity in a new Scottish CO2 Transport and Storage industry : alleviating domestic funding pressures and securing green growth and jobs transition
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian, Stewart Jamie, Race Julia
Phase 1 CCUS Cluster Rollout - Potential Wider-Economy Impacts, Responses and Trade-offs
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Stewart Jamie, Corbett Hannah, Race Julia

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Professional activities

BTG Workshop - Net-Zero
Growing Up in Higher Education - 'A CV of Failures'
Steering Group Meeting (April 2022) - Delivering a Sustainable and Equitable Heat Transition (SEHT) project
Meeting with BEIS - EINAs,Economic impacts and CGE
Energy Conversation -The cost of living crisis and net zero - what does the future hold?
International Women's Week 2022 – Growing Up in Higher Education

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HaSS Faculty - Research and KE Support Scheme for Grant Applications
Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Principal Investigator)
Research and KE Support Scheme for Grant Applications

HaSS Faculty scheme to support the development of grant applications. Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to support activities that will lead to research or KE funding applications.

In April 2021 I was awarded £4972.55, to buy 162 hours of my time, over 6 months, to buy out research time to work on two grant proposals.
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
Delivering a sustainable and equitable heat transition in the UK (SEHT)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Research Co-investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Hawker, Graeme (Researcher) Katris, Antonios (Researcher) Stewart, Jamie (Researcher)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Analysing the links between fuel poverty, energy efficiency and health in Scottish communities
Mueller, Tanja (Principal Investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
Energy efficiency and the decarbonisation of heat have been identified as key areas to achieve the net zero targets set by the Scottish Government. However, these changes could translate into higher energy prices, putting further economic pressure on households. Also, impacts of fuel poverty are very likely to go beyond the lack of disposable income, potentially affecting health, work productivity, and general wellbeing.
This project aims to investigate links between housing type, energy efficiency ratings, economic status, fuel poverty, and health, with a focus on several diverse areas of Scotland. Generated hypotheses can then be used to inform future policies and as a basis for further research.

£1,200 were awarded from the StrathWide 2020 funding call (inernal funding).
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Who ultimately pays for and who gains from the electricity network upgrade for EVs to support the UK?s net zero-carbon ambitions?
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Research Co-investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Research Co-investigator) Katris, Antonios (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Optimal network upgrade investment timing and wider economy returns for the EV roll-out
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Research Co-investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Analysing the potential role of tidal energy in the transition to a decarbonised energy system in Scotland
Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Principal Investigator) Ordonez Sanchez, Stephanie Eugenia (Principal Investigator)
Tidal energy conversion (TEC) is a relatively new technology with little indication of its economic cost. This uncertainty in costs have made TEC to be underestimated in many energy strategies and roadmaps.
This project will thus aim to i) find the commonalities and differences between cost models and pathways applicable to TEC, using a common database and power prediction evaluation, and ii) assess the potential role of TEC in Scotland, using the TIMES energy system model
This new approach of combining both cost and pathway models, may give a more accurate predictions of the long-term cost of TEC, making it possible to better assess the contributions of TEC to the electricity mix in Scotland.

£2,450 were awarded from the StrathWide 2019 Funding call.
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020

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