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Tom Houghton is Director of the MBA (Oil & Gas) at Curtin University Graduate School of Business where he teaches economics and energy-related subjects to postgraduate students. 
After graduating from Imperial College with an MEng, Tom worked for 5 years in project management for Alstom where he oversaw the construction of a number of power plants and managed a team of commercial engineers. He went on to complete an MBA at London Business School and subsequently worked for 8 years in corporate finance reaching the position of Director at Nomura International in London. He has executed numerous transactions, generating significant value for his clients in the information technology space. Since leaving the banking industry, Tom has worked as an academic, receiving his PhD from the University of Strathclyde, and is now a research and teaching academic at Curtin University. His research surrounds the economics of sustainable energy systems where he publishes in a wide range of journals. In addition to his role as Director of the specialist energy MBA and recently helped develop a new Masters program in Predictive Analytics.
1990 – 1995 Project Manager, Alstom
1997 – 2002 Vice President, Broadview International
2002 – 2005 Director, Nomura International
2007 – 2013 Research Fellow University of Strathclyde
2014 –     Director, MBA (Oil & Gas), Curtin Graduate School of Business

Specialized Field

Sustainable energy economics and financing

Academic Background

Ph.D. (University of Strathclyde)

Research Papers

  • "Learning from Mixed or Method Practice: The Nines Case Study", Omega, 201612
  • "Offshore transmission for wind: Comparing the economic benefits of different offshore network configurations", Renewable Energy, Vol.94, 201608
  • "Stakeholder Engagement in Energy Transformation", Energy Systems Conference (London, UK 2016), 201606
  • "Energy Security: Relative Power in Australia and Northeast Asia Energy Trading Relations.", The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2015 IAFOR European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment Conference. Brighton., 201504
  • "Considerations in design of an offshore network", CIGRE Science & Engineering Innovation in the Power Systems Industry, No.1, 201412
  • "Systemic risk elicitation: Using causal maps to engage stakeholders and build a comprehensive view of risks", European Journal of Operational Research, No.238, 201410
  • "Considerations in design of an offshore network", CIGRE (Paris, France 2014), 201408
  • "Modelling Systemic Risks to Inform a Repowering Decision", ESREL (Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2013), 201309
  • "Managing Complex Projects for Industry: developing a new approach to risk management.", 26th European Conference in Operational Research, 201307
  • "Building a framework for integrated risk management of complex projects: the case of a major distribution network investment.", CIRED 2013: 22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, 201306
  • Houghton T, Bell K, Doquet M (submitted 2013) “Analysis of alternative offshore HVDC structures for wind: assessing the benefits of a coordinated approach” Energy Policy
  • "Drivers of Investment in HVDC network capacity", Smart Grids Paris, 201206
  • "The economic case for developing HVDC-based networks to maximise renewable energy utilisation across Europe: an advanced stochastic approach to determining the costs and benefits", CIGRE, 201204
  • "Managing projects in an uncertain and volatile world: engaging stakeholders, and building a systemic view of risk", OR Society Annual Conference, 201204
  • "Managing projects in an uncertain world: engaging stakeholders, and building a systemic view of risk", Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, 201204
  • Ma, Y.; Houghton, T.; Cruden, A.; Infield, D. (2012) “Modeling the Benefits of Vehicle-to-Grid Technology to a Power System” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Vol. 27, Issue 2, Pages 1012-1020
  • Houghton T and Cruden A (2011) “Exploring Future Hydrogen Development and the Impact of Policy: A Novel Investment-Led Approach” Energy Policy Vol. 39, Issue 3, Pages 1318-1329
  • "Development of a novel market forecasting tool and its application to hydrogen energy production in Scotland", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.35 No.16, 201004
  • "Perspectives on APAC Renewables", Scottish Renewables Annual Conference, 201004
  • "An Investment-Led Approach to Modelling the Development of Hydrogen Energy in the UK", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.34 No.10, 200910
  • "An Investment-led Approach to Forecasting Hydrogen Energy Economic Development", University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Presentation Day, 200904
  • "The development and application of a shareholder value impact model: could the production of hydrogen transport fuel offer value creation opportunities to an electric utility?", World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, 200904
  • "Fuel cells as distributed generation", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part A-Journal of Power and Energy, Vol.222 No.7, 200811
  • "Value Driven Investment into Hydrogen and Fuel Cells", National Hydrogen Association Fall Forum, 200804