Industry Associate, UCL CBT
An industry associate at the University College London (UCL) – Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) and a Masters of Research (MRes) alumni in Energy Demand Studies at University College London (UCL). Patrick has previously earned a BA degree in Russian History and Slavic Languages & Literatures with distinction from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has completed four other Master’s programs: Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES, 2008), Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO, 2016), and Russian Cultural History and the Arts with distinction (MARCA, 2018) at the European University at Saint Petersburg (EUSP) in Russia as well as a Master of International Studies (MIS) in international economic affairs at The George Washington University. Between those programs, he has studied Ukrainian Studies at Harvard University and worked as a banker in wealth management for AXA and HSBC. Patrick is interested in the new economy of Blockchain technology and distributed ledgers as it relates to energy demand while looking at this economic sector using the theory of New Institutional Economics (NIE). He just completed writing his MRes dissertation on Peer-2-Peer (P2P) energy trading via Blockchain technology using Game Theory. In November 2018, his team won the 1st Prize for Best CorDapp (Technical) at the Corda Code Club – Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) – UCL competition. He is a past speaker at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in February 2018 on the subject of Blockchain in Financial Services; the Connected World Summit & AI Tech World 2018 in London in September 2018; the 2019 BASEES Annual Conference at Robinson College, Cambridge University; the Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies at University of Tartu, Estonia; and the Peer-2-Peer (P2P) Financial Systems 2019 Conference at the European Central Bank (ECB) in July 2019. Also, he was invited to and attended the 18th session of the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy (IOEA) at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) in Corsica, France in May 2019 and the First Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP) Workshop in London in June 2019. Building a P2P energy-trading infrastructure via Blockchain in the UK was the ultimate goal of his work. His hobbies include traveling, backpacking, hiking, and skiing.