Dr Santiago Suárez de la Fuente is Lecturer in Energy and Transport at University College London (UCL) Energy Institute. He is part of the research group that focuses on shipping decarbonisation and transitional pathways. In particular his research focuses on marine energy-efficient technologies in particular waste energy recovery systems (WERS), holistic modelling approaches for the maritime sector, performance data analytics, geospatial analysis and decarbonisation pathways.

He is currently leading a project funded by P4G which aims at detecting feasible business opportunities in Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa around shipping decarbonisation. He is the deputy director for the UCL Energy Institute's Energy Systems and Data Analytics MSc and teaches topics intersecting between energy and spatial analysis.

He was granted the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Stanley Gray fellowship for his research, and was awarded the IMarEST’s prestigious Denny Medal in 2017. He studied his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO, Mexico). He has an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at UCL (2010-2011) and earned distinction for his dissertation on thermal efficiency in electrical transformers.