Dr Christian Calvillo Munoz

Research Associate

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.


Is there a tension between 'green growth' and regional 'levelling up'? Impacts of introducing an infrastructure-intensive carbon transport and storage industry to service the UK's regional manufacturing clusters
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Characterisation of Industrial Clusters in the UK and Techno-Economic Cost Assessment for CCTS Implementation
Calvillo Munoz Christian, Race Julia, Chang Enrong, Turner Karen, Katris Antonios
Investigating Wider Economy Impacts of Net Zero Industry Development – Scotland's Net Zero Infrastructure Project (SNZI)
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian, Stewart Jamie, Swales Kim
Network Investment and Electric Vehicle Rollout Required for 2050 Net Zero : the Importance of Electricity Price Impacts in Driving Policy Trade-offs
Alabi Oluwafisayo, Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Calvillo Christian
Can the Electrification of Private Transport Lead to Economic Prosperity?
Alabi Oluwafisayo, Turner Karen, Calvillo Christian, Katris Antonios, Stewart Jamie, Brod Constantin
Analysing the impacts of a large-scale EV rollout in the UK – how can we better inform environmental and climate policy?
Calvillo Christian F, Turner Karen
Energy Strategy Reviews Vol 30 (2020)

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Professional activities

Meeting with the Scottish Government Low Carbon Heat and Chief Economist teams
StrathWide 2020: 4th Annual Strathclyde Researcher Conference
Meeting with Scottish Government modelling teams
Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations: Do we have the necessary skilled labour to enable a net zero economy?
Innovation & Business Model Trends in Distributed Storage
Energy Conversations: Decarbonising residential heat – how can we make the transition to low-carbon heat?

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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.
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Modelling the Distribution of Costs from Network Upgrades for Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Co-investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Co-investigator) Figus, Gioele (Co-investigator) Katris, Antonios (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
Energy System Impacts of Energy Efficiency
Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) McGregor, Peter (Co-investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
The project 'Energy System Impacts of Energy Efficiency' focus on two key aspects:
1. The central focus of the project will be the use of Scottish TIMES itself to explore the impact of energy efficiency changes on the energy system and to more fully understand the capabilities and limitation of the model.
2. The project will make clear links to Energy Efficient Scotland and use these as the source of examples as well as informing the main inputs to TIMES that will allow the assessment of energy efficiency interventions.

The purpose of making these recommendations is to help Scottish Government to enhance the value of the range of models available specifically in terms of ‘soft-linking’ between TIMES and other models such as the Scottish Electricity Dispatch Model (SEDM) and economy-wide CGE modelling in order to:
• gain insights into the extent to which energy efficiency measures might change the need for investment in electricity generation capacity ;
• explore the effects of energy efficiency on the wider economy and how that might, in turn, change the volume and nature of demand for energy services.

10-Jan-2016 - 07-Jan-2020

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