Mark Howells directs the division and holds the chair of Energy Systems Analysis (KTH-dESA) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and is an Honorary Affiliate Prof at the University of Technology in Sydney and Editor in Chief of Energy Strategy Reviews. KTH-dESA spearheads the development of some of the world's premier open source energy, resource and spacial electrification planning tools. Mark he has published in Nature Journals; coordinates the European Commission's think tank for Energy; is regularly used by the United Nations as a science-policy expert; and is a key contributor to UNDESA's 'Modelling Tools for Sustainable Development Policies'. His division contributes to efforts for NASA, IRENA, ABB the World Bank and others. Prior to joining KTH-dESA he has an award winning career with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Mark's graduate and post-graduate studies were undertaken at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Within that time he was also an international research affiliate at Stanford's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development: spokesperson for the World Energy Council's student program; lead RSA's Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) process as well as other national initiatives.