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Dr Jean-François Mercure

Dr Jean-François Mercure

Assistant Professor at Radboud University in The Netherlands

Research Fellow at C-EENRG

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337126


NOTE: I have now become Assistant Professor at Radboud University in The Netherlands. I remain affiliated to Cambridge dept of Land Economy, as Research Fellow at C-EENRG, but cannot take on PhD students in Cambridge anymore. I can take on PhD students at Radboud.

Formerly a condensed matter physicist, I lead the Energy Systems Modelling (ESM) research group at 4CMR. Our group research activities concern evaluating projections of global anthropogenic GHG emissions as outcomes of policies, the composition of sectors of technology stemming from the diffusion of innovations, technology transitions and global energy resources. My expertise lies in innovation-diffusion systems, energy, energy commodity markets, emissions and climate change, economics of climate change.

Key Publications

  • J.-F. Mercure, H. Pollitt, U. Chewpreecha, P. Salas, A.M. Foley, P.B. Holden, N.R. Edwards, The dynamics of technology diffusion and the impacts of climate policy instruments in the decarbonisation of the global electricity sector. Energy Policy 73  686–700 (2014) Open Access
  • J.-F. Mercure and P. Salas, On the global economic potentials and marginal costs of non-renewable resources and the price dynamics of energy commodities. Energy Policy 63 469–483 (2013) Open Access
  • J.-F. Mercure, FTT:Power : A global model of the power sector with induced technological change and natural resource depletion. Energy Policy 48 (0), 799 – 811 (2012) URL
  • J.-F. Mercure and P. Salas, An assessment of global energy resource economic potentials. Energy 46 (1), 322 – 336 (2012) URL
  • Mercure, J.-F., Bangura, A. F., Xu, X., Wakeham, N., Carrington, A., Walmsley, P., Greenblatt, M., Hussey, N. E., May Upper critical magnetic field far above the paramagnetic pair-breaking limit of superconducting one-dimensional li0.9mo6o17 single crystals. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 187003, (2012)
  • Global Electricity Technology Substitution Model with Induced Technological change, J.-F. Mercure, Tyndall Centre Working Papers 148 (2011)
  • Gross violation of the Wiedemann-Franz law in quasi-one-dimensional conductor Li0.9Mo6O17, N. Wakeham, A. F. Bangura, X. Xu, J.-F. Mercure, M. Greenblatt and N. Hussey, Nature Communications, 2:396 (2011)
  • J. - F. Mercure, A. Rost, E. C. T. O Farrell, S. K. Goh, R. S. Perry, M. Sutherland, S. A. Grigera, R. A. Borzi, P. Gegenwart and A. P. Mackenzie, Physical Review B, 81, 235103 (2010)
  • Entropy Landscape of phase formation associated with quantum criticality in Sr3Ru2O7 A. Rost, R. S. Perry, J.-F. Mercure, A. P. Mackenzie and S. A. Grigera Science, 325, 1360 (2009)
  • Quantum oscillations in the anomalous phase in Sr3Ru2O7 J.-F. Mercure, S. K. Goh, E. C. T. O Farrell, R. S. Perry, M. Sutherland, A. Rost, S. A. Grigera, R. A. Borzi, P. Gegenwart and A. P. Mackenzie, Physical Review Letters, 103, 176401 (2009)
  • Dependence of the structural relaxation of amorphous silicon on implantation temperature J. -F. Mercure, R. Karmouch, Y. Anahory, S. Roorda and F. Schiettekatte Physical Review B, 71, 134205 (2005)
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A key area of research at 4CMR over the past 5 years has been the development of the Future Technology Transformation model, used in exploring how policies influence global technology and carbon. This includes an on-line visualisation tool so you can view our results.

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4CMR works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, with overlapping interests, skills and projects. C-EENRG is also located in the Department of Land Economy, with a core mission to "conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation."

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