Brendon Tankwa

Doctoral Student

Brendon Tankwa


Brendon Tankwa is a DPhil student in the School of Geography and the Environment under the supervision of Peter Barbrook-Johnson and Doyne Farmer.

His research interests lie at the intersection of the energy transition, complexity economics, and occupational mobility. He seeks to explain the drivers of green technology cost and deployment improvements and determine how a just energy transition might be achieved.

He holds a MSc in Environmental Change and Management (Distinction) from the University of Oxford and a BASc in Engineering Physics (Distinction) with a minor in Commerce (Distinction) from the University of British Columbia.

Prior to Oxford co-founded an energy clean tech start-up working on battery storage and demand side management. Additionally, he works on a series of strategy consulting and financing projects.