Philipp Trotter

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Philipp is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Renewable Energy at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on sustainable energy transitions in low-income countries, covering technical aspects of energy planning optimisation, the role of the private sector and business model innovation, as well as policy design.

Philipp has several years of experience in the energy sector of emerging and industrialised economies. He has worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company for three years, focusing on large-scale energy utilities in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is a Globalizer Advisor for Ashoka International, consulting for social businesses in Africa, Asia and the US. He has been invited to support several African governments, the European Parliament and IRENA on national energy policies as well as renewable energy and rural electrification policy instruments. Philipp holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Bath, an energy engineering diploma degree from RWTH Aachen University, an MSc in Politics of the Developing World from the London School of Economics, and has been a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University as well as the University of California at Berkeley.