Bryn Pickering

Bryn Pickering

Researcher of decarbonised energy systems

ETH Zurich


I’m a researcher at ETH Zurich, focussing on decarbonisation pathways for individual European coutnries and the continent as a whole. I’m a lead developer of the energy system modelling framework Calliope and active member of the open energy modelling initiative. I’m an advocate of transparent and reproducible science, good data visualisation, and widening participation in higher education.


  • Energy system optimisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data science


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, 2019

    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

  • MRes in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment, 2015

    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

  • MEng in Energy Engineering, 2014

    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Recent Publications

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Reviewing Methods and Assumptions for High-Resolution Large-Scale Onshore Wind Energy Potential Assessments

The rapid uptake of renewable energy technologies in recent decades has increased the demand of energy researchers, policymakers and …

Modelling in Support to the Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System in Europe: Model Development to Match System Design Models to User Needs