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prof. dr. B. (Bob) van der Zwaan

Faculty of Science
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Photographer: Dirk Gillissen

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C2.252
Postal address
  • Postbus 94157
    1090 GD Amsterdam
  • Publications


    • Arango-Aramburo, S., Turner, S. W. D., Daenzer, K., Pablo Rios-Ocampo, J., Hejazi, M. I., Kober, T., ... van der Zwaan, B. (2019). Climate impacts on hydropower in Colombia: A multi-model assessment of power sector adaptation pathways. Energy Policy, 128, 179-188.
    • Halstead, M., Donker, J., Dalla Longa, F., & van Der Zwaan, B. (2019). The importance of fossil fuel divestment and competitive procurement for financing Europe's energy transition. JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE FINANCE INVESTMENT, 9(4), 349-355.
    • Sweerts, B., Dalla Longa, F., & van der Zwaan, B. (2019). Financial de-risking to unlock Africa's renewable energy potential. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 102, 75-82.
    • Sweerts, B., Pfenninger, S., Yang, S., Folini, D., van der Zwaan, B., & Wild, M. (2019). Estimation of losses in solar energy production from air pollution in China since 1960 using surface radiation data. Nature Energy, 4(8), 657-663.
    • van der Zwaan, B., Halstead, M., & Kober, T. (2019). Water Stress Implications of Energy Scenarios for the Middle East: an Assessment of Risks and Uncertainties. In H. Doukas, A. Flamos, & J. Lieu (Eds.), Understanding Risks and Uncertainties in Energy and Climate Policy: Multidisciplinary Methods and Tools for a Low Carbon Society (pp. 143-160). Cham: Springer Open. [details]





    • Lucas, P. L., Nielsen, J., Calvin, K., McCollum, D. L., Marangoni, G., Strefler, J., ... van Vuuren, D. P. (2015). Future energy system challenges for Africa: insights from Integrated Assessment Models. Energy Policy, 86, 705-717. [details]
    • van Sluisveld, M. A. E., Harmsen, J. H. M., Bauer, N., McCollum, D. L., Riahi, K., Tavoni, M., ... van der Zwaan, B. (2015). Comparing future patterns of energy system change in 2 ºC scenarios with historically observed rates of change. Global Environmental Change, 35, 436-449. [details]




    • Tavoni, M., Kriegler, E., Riahi, K., van Vuuren, D. F., Aboumahboub, T., Bowen, A., ... van der Zwaan, B. (2014). Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models. Nature Climate Change, 5, 119-126. [details]

    Media appearance

    • van der Zwaan, B. (11-01-2019). Bob van der Zwaan at Energienieuws. Bob van der Zwaan at Energienieuws.
    • Detz, R. J., Reek, J. N. H. & van der Zwaan, B. (09-07-2018). Media attention Solar Fuels paper Groene Courant. Media attention Solar Fuels paper.
    • van der Zwaan, B. (26-09-2017). Cooperation with ECN on electricity from waste toilet paper. Cooperation with ECN on electricity from used toilet paper.
    • Rothenberg, G. & van der Zwaan, B. (19-09-2017). Waste toilet paper converted to electricity. Waste toilet paper converted to electricity.

    Talk / presentation

    • van der Zwaan, B. (speaker) (28-11-2018). Energy Transition: Changes Required, Kennisfestival TNO, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
    • van der Zwaan, B. (speaker) (14-11-2018). Advancing Energy Access Modelling with Geographic Information System Data, IAMC conference 2018, Sevilla, Spain.
    • van der Zwaan, B. (speaker) (13-11-2018). Financial De-risking to Unlock Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential, IAMC conference 2018, Sevilla, Spain.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Johns Hopkins University
      Adjunct professor International relations
    • ECN part of TNO
      Senior Scientist