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Jean-Francois is Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy. Initially trained in condensed matter physics and complexity science, with a PhD from the University of St Andrews, he now leads a research team in energy systems and economic modelling. Under a fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), his research concerns building computational models for projecting future global greenhouse gas emissions by simulating scenarios of technology evolution, land use and economic development. This is done in order to analyse the future impacts of human action on climate change, the environment and human well-being and gain insight on what government policies could enable to steer the world onto a new course where climate change is avoided without obstructing socio-economic development. His work is done in close collaboration with economists, engineers, geographers, social scientists and climatologists. He is also very actively involved in university postdoctoral affairs, and currently holds the position of vice-president of the Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) society.