Dr Giesekam is a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. His research and consultancy focusses on climate change mitigation in industrial supply chains, with a particular emphasis on the UK construction industry. This includes work on the policy and practices required to deliver net zero carbon buildings and infrastructure and a more circular economy. See his website for recent news and ongoing projects.
Jannik primarily focuses on problem-oriented policy relevant research. He has undertaken work for the Department for Transport (DfT), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Green Construction Board, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) and the Scottish Government. He has participated in a wide range of working, steering and expert advisory groups for organisations such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Science Based Targets Initiative. He has contributed to widely used guidance documents produced by groups such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). He has also acted as an expert reviewer for a wide range of organisations such as Chatham House, the Overseas Development Institute and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
Jannik regularly presents to mixed audiences of academics, industrial practitioners and policy makers. This includes invited presentations at 7 government departments, the International Energy Agency (IEA), professional institutes (e.g. ICE, IStructE, CIOB), non-profits (e.g. CIRIA & ASBP), industry conferences (e.g. Ecobuild, Carbon Crunch, Volvo Construction Climate Challenge) and numerous other events - see his website for slides and recordings.
In addition to academic research, Jannik undertakes a small number of consultancy projects each year - past clients include Zero Waste Scotland, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).
Prior to September 2021 Jannik spent a decade at the University of Leeds. During this time he was a Research Fellow in Industrial Climate Policy at the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (2018-2021), a Research Fellow in Energy, Materials and Climate Policy at the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (2015-2018) and completed a PhD on embodied carbon mitigation in the UK construction industry (2011-2016).
Get in touch if you are interested in collaborating on research or knowledge exchange projects or doing a PhD under Jannik's supervision.