Ian Partridge has worked part time at the Energy Institute since joining it as a post-doctoral researcher in January 2013. He is working on setting up a Graduate Portfolio Program in Energy Studies at the University of Texas and participating in Energy Institute research projects. His research interests include the economics of renewable energy and financing of low carbon electricity generation, particularly in the developing world, the effects on human health of emissions from coal-fired electricity generation plants and environmental issues related to oil and gas production.
Dr. Partridge graduated with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Before coming to the University of Texas, he worked for many years in the oil and gas industry, as a management consultant and in investment banking. He has degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, England, and in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.