Dr Souran Chatterjee

Dr Souran Chatterjee

Lecturer in Energy Transitions -Environmental Management & Sustainability

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Lecturer in Energy transition 



PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy (Suma cum laude), Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Master of Science in Economics (First class), University of Calcutta, India
Bachelor of Science in Economics (Honors), University of Calcutta, India
Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2022) - Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Visiting faculty (2019), Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University,India
Assistant Professor (2019), Department of Environmental Science, Asian University of Women, Bangladesh
Economist (2015-2018) at Advanced building and urban design(ABUD),Hungary
Project manager (2013-2015) at IMRB international (International Business Unit),India
Intern (2012) at WWF-India

Roles on external bodies

  •  Session Chair of “Carbon neutral building’ at Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMPE) annual conference 2021
  • Reviewer of EMP-E annual conference
  • Review Board Expert for Impact Assessment Study- BPIE (2018- 2019)
  • Reviewer IPCC city and climate change conference (2018)
  • Reviewer of several high-impact academic journals
  • Reviewer of ECEEE conference (2017,2021)


Teaching interests

·         Energy and sustainability
·         Social science research methods
·         Health Economics
·         Air pollution assessment methods
·         Energy Economics
·         Assessment of SDG 
·         Health and environmental impact assessment
·         Air pollution assessment 


Research interests

  •  Energy demand modelling 
  • Modelling socio-economic impacts and sustainable development goals (SDG)
  • Energy transition towards net-zero energy system, and economy 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

  • Supervised one senior thesis (B.SC) in Environmental Science (Asian University for Women, 2019) 

Grants & contracts

Research projects: 1. The Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL), Funding body: European Commission Horizon 2020 – Research & Innovation Programme Time: 2019-2022, Website: https://sentinel.energy/
2. Energy Demand changes Induced by Technological and Social innovations (EDITS) network Funding body: Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan. Time: 2021-2025 Website: https://iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/Energy/Research/EDITS/EDITS.html 
3. Feasibility study for a certified plus-energy-district-renovation of the listed Otto-Wagner-Area Funding body: Austria Research Promotion Agency Time: 2019-2020 Website: https://envsci.ceu.edu/projects/otto-wagner-areal-plus 
4. ENGAGER- Right to energy Funding body: European Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) scheme Time: 2020-2021 Website: http://www.engager-energy.net/aims-and-objectives/ 
5. Sustainable Urban Pollution Management and Associated Socio-Economic Impact: A Study of Kolkata Megacity Funding body: Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA 2.0) 2019-20, India Time: 2019-2020 
6. Calculating and Operationalising the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Europe project Funding body: European Commission Horizon 2020 – Research & Innovation Programme Time: 2015-2018 Website: https://combi-project.eu/ 
7. Indian public Debt instruments Time: 2012 
8. Qatar transport solution Time: 2012 


  1. Molnár, G., Cabeza, L. F., Chatterjee, S., & Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2024). Modelling the building-related photovoltaic power production potential in the light of the EU's Solar Rooftop Initiative. Applied Energy, 360, 122708.
  2. Sugiyama, M., Wilson, C., Wiedenhofer, D., Boza-Kiss, B., Cao, T., Chatterjee, J. S., ... & Zimm, C. (2024). High with low: Harnessing the power of demand-side solutions for high wellbeing with low energy and material demand. Joule, 8(1), 1-6.
  3. Molnár, Gergely; Cabeza, Luisa; Chatterjee, Souran; Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana (2024), “Modelling the building-related photovoltaic power production potential in the light of the EU's Solar Rooftop Initiative”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/56jhbx5n9k.1
  4. Salvia, M., Reckien, D., Geneletti, D., Pietrapertosa, F., D'Alonzo, V., Hurtado, S. D. G.,Chatterjee,S ... & Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2023). Understanding the motivations and implications of climate emergency declarations in cities: The case of Italy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 178, 113236.
  5. Mastrucci, A., Niamir, L., Boza-Kiss, B., Bento, N., Wiedenhofer, D., Streeck, J., ..Chatterjee,S,... & van Ruijven, B. (2023). Modeling Low Energy Demand Futures for Buildings: Current State and Research Needs. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 48, 761-792.
  6. Chatterjee, S., Stavrakas, V., Oreggioni, G., Süsser, D., Staffell, I., Lilliestam, J., ... & Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2022). Existing tools, user needs and required model adjustments for energy demand modelling of a carbon-neutral Europe. Energy Research & Social Science, 90, 102662. doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2022.102662
  7. Chatterjee,S., Rafa,N., Nandy, A. (2022). Welfare, development, and cost-efficiency: A global synthesis on incentivizing energy efficiency measures through co-benefits. Energy Research & Social Science, 89, 102666. doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2022.102666 3.
  8. Molnár, G., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., & Chatterjee, S. (2022). Estimating the global technical potential of building-integrated solar energy production using a high-resolution geospatial model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 375, 134133. 
  9. Chatterjee, S., & Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2021). Measuring the productivity impacts of energyefficiency: The case of high-efficiency buildings. Journal of Cleaner Production, 318, 128535. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128535 
  10. Ghosh, N., Das, B., Das, N., Chatterjee, S., Debsarkar, A., Dutta, A., ... & Roy, J. (2021). Particulate Matter and Adverse Respiratory Health Outcome: Exposure of Street Vendors in Kolkata City in India. Pollution, 7(3), 709-724. Doi: 10.22059/poll.2021.321814.1059 
  11. Thema, J., Suerkemper, F., Couder, J., Mzavanadze,N., Chatterjee, S., Teubler, J., ... & Rasch, J. (2019). The multiple benefits of the 2030 EU energy efficiency potential. Energies, 12(14), 2798. 
  12. Jan W. Bleyl, Markus Bareit, Miguel A. Casas, Souran Chatterjee, Johan Coolen, Albert Hulshoff, Sarah Mitchell, Mark Robertson and Diana Ürge-Vorsatz (2018)- Office Building Deep Energy Retrofit: Cost Benefit Analyses using Dynamic Cash Flow Analysis and Multiple Benefits on Project Level: Energy Efficiency, 1-19. 
  13. Urge-Vorsatz, D., Kelemen, A., Thomas, S., Thema, J., Tirado-Herrero, S., Mzavanadze, N., Hauptstock, D., Suerkemper, F., Teubler, J., Gupta, M., Chatterjee, S. (2016). Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context. Applied Energy, 179, 1409- 1426. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.027 

Chatterjee, S. (2019). “Co-benefits- the unrealised aspect of climate change policies”. Cross cutting research in social sciences. Edited by Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri and Purbalika Bhattacharya Maitra. pp.62-77. Publisher: UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. ISBN: 978-81-939363-0-6

Chatterjee, S., Kiss, B., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., & Teske, S. (2022). Decarbonisation Pathways for Buildings. In Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals(pp. 161-185). Springer, Cham.

Sven Teske, Jaysson Guerrero Orbe, Jihane Assaf, Souran Chatterjee, Benedek Kiss, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz et al. (2022). Chapter 3-Methodlogy- Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals Part 2.

Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Sarah Niklas, Kriti Nagrath, Simran Talwar, Souran Chatterjee, Benedek Kiss, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz et al. (2022). Chater-15- Discussion, Conclusions, and Policy Recommendations- Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals Part 2.

Conference Papers
1. Chatterjee,S. et al. (2021). Context matters: a study of multiple impacts of energy efficiency measures in the EU-27 and South Asia. ECEEE summer study proceedings. 2. Thema, J., Suerkemper, F., Thomas, S., Teubler, J., Couder, J., Chatterjee, S., ... & von Below, D. (2019).The relevance of multiple impacts of energy efficiency in policy-making and evaluation. ECEEE summer study proceedings.

3. Chatterjee, S., & Ürge-Vorsatz, D (2017). Productivity impact from multiple impact perspective. ECEEE summer study proceedings, P:1841-1847.

4. Thema, J., Suerkemper, F., Thomas, S., Teubler, J., Couder, J., Chatterjee, S., ... & von Below, D. (2017). More than energy savings: quantifying the multiple impacts of energy efficiency in Europe. ECEEE summer study proceedings

5. Thema, Johannes, Felix Suerkemper, Stefan Thomas, Jens Teubler, Johan Couder, Nora Mzavanadze, Stefan Bouzarovski, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Souran Chatterjee, and David von Below (2016). "Widening the perspective: an approach to evaluating the multiple benefits of the 2030 EU energy efficiency potential." –ieppec conference. http://www.ieppec.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/05/Paper-Thema.pdf

6. Chatterjee, S, Ürge-Vorsatz , D. (2018). Measuring productivity impact of energy efficiency measures. Young Energy Researchers Conference, Wels, Austria.

1. Chatterjee, S., Stavrakas, V., Oreggioni, G., Pickering ,B., Thellufsen, J., Staffell, I., Flamos, A., & Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2021). Integration of demand model results into system planning models. Deliverable 3.3. Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL) project. European Commission. Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. 2. Chatterjee, S., Oreggioni, G., Stavrakas, V., Aryandoust, A., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Staffell, I., Flamos, A., (2021). Matching the user needs for energy demand modelling to achieve European energy transition. Deliverable 3.2. Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL) project. European Commission. Central European University, Hungary.

3. Schlögl,K., Kresser, C, Schriefl, E, Schöberl,H., Artner,I., Chatterjee, S., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. et al. (2021). Machbarkeitsanalyse zertifizierte Plus-Energie-Quartier-Sanierung des denkmalgeschützten Otto-WagnerAreals. Berichte aus Energie- und Umweltforschung. https://nachhaltigwirtschaften.at/resources/sdz_pdf/schriftenreihe-2021-03-ottowagner-areal.pdf

4. Ürge-vorsatz,D., Chatterjee, S., et al. (2021). Scenario modeling towards a net zero global building sector. EDIT project. Central European University, DBH INNOHUB.

5. Chatterjee,S., Urge-vorsatz,D. (2020). Observed trends and modelling paradigms. Deliverable 3.1. Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL) project. European Commission. Central European University.

6. Ürge-vorsatz,D., Boza-Kiss,B., Chatterjee,S. (2019). Managing the transition to a climate-neutral economy What policies can prepare cities and regions for the transition to a climate-neutral economy? OECD.

7. Couder, J., Chatterjee, S., Teubler, J., Hansen, M. B., Wilke, S., Mzavanadze, N., & Bouzarovski, S. (2018) Multiple impacts in policy-making and evaluation D8. 2 Policy report on COMBI results.

8. Chatterjee,S. & Ürge-Vorsatz, D (2018). Quantification of productivity impacts. WP5 Social welfare: D5.4a Final report,COMBI. Budapest. https://combi-project.eu/downloads/project-reports/

9. Chatterjee,S et al. (2018). Synthesis Methodology. WP D 2.4 Final report, COMBI. https://combiproject.eu/downloads/project-reports/

10. Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana, Ágnes Kelemen, Mukesh Gupta, Souran Chatterjee, Mónika Egyed, and András Reith. (2015). Literature review on Multiple Impact quantification methodologies- D2.1 report. Literature review, Budapest: COMBI. http://combi-project.eu/wpcontent/uploads/2015/09/D2.1_LR-methodologies.pdf



Reports & invited lectures

  •  Invited to deliver the key note lecture by the World Bank, at the World Bank Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Low Carbon Cities programme (2022) 
  •  Invited lecturer on "Introduction to Health Economics" at East Delta University, Bangladesh, 2021 
  •  Peer-teacher: taught different models of teaching as a part of the CTL Program curriculum, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary- 2015 
  • Invited speaker, climate change and role of youth, Infinity, India - 2014 
  • Invited speaker, economics of waste management, Bidhannagar college,India-2012 

Other academic activities

Awards and fellowship received

·         Associate Fellow (AFHEA) In recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (2024).
·         Austrian State Prize in 2021 under the “Research and Innovation” category for the project Otto Wagner Areal Plus
·         Recipient of Global Teaching Fellowship (2018), Central European University, Hungary
·         Awarded Advanced Doctoral Students Award for outstanding student research by Central European University in 2018
·         Represented India in the Asia-Pacific Graduates’, Nepal organized by ICIMOD and SEN, on the topic of green economy in 2012
·         Selected in the Tunza Conference, Indonesia organized by UNEP as an Indian youth delegate to speak about climate change in 2011
·         Selected as an International Climate Champion by British Council for the project on economics of waste management in 2010