I am a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Prior to September 2021 I spent a decade at the University of Leeds. During that time I was a Research Fellow in Industrial Climate Policy at the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions and a Research Fellow in Energy, Materials and Climate Policy at the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products. Prior to which I completed a PhD on embodied carbon mitigation in the UK construction industry.

My research focusses on climate change mitigation in industrial supply chains, with a particular emphasis on the UK construction industry. This includes work on the policy and practices required to deliver net zero carbon buildings and infrastructure and a more circular economy. I have published widely on these topics (see publications). I have given invited talks, contributed to guidance documents, served on steering groups and acted as a technical reviewer for groups such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Science Based Targets Initiative and the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). I have also undertaken work for the Department for Transport, Green Construction Board, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and the Scottish Government. In addition to my academic work I undertake a small number of consultancy projects each year - past clients include Zero Waste Scotland, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). Please get in touch if you'd like more information about my work or would like to collaborate on a future project.


Email: jannik [at] jannikgiesekam [dot] co [dot] uk

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The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

Lawrence Bragg