Dr Martin Stringer

Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr Stringer is a theoretical physicist whose research career originally focussed on cosmology and galaxy evolution, until his mounting concern for our own planet bought him back down to Earth to work on terrestrial problems. Since then, he has been applying the various mathematical modelling techniques developed over ten-year career studying the formation of galaxies to a variety of other systems, from models of island reforestation and interacting wildlife populations, to future systems of power generation, resource supply chains, and energy markets.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Astrophysics, Oxford University


  • Ballinger, Benjamin, Stringer, Martin, Schmeda-Lopez, Diego R., Kefford, Benjamin, Parkinson, Brett, Greig, Chris and Smart, Simon (2019) The vulnerability of electric vehicle deployment to critical mineral supply. Applied Energy, 255 . doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113844

  • Lèbre, Éléonore, Owen, John R., Corder, Glen D., Kemp, Deanna, Stringer, Martin and Valenta, Rick K. (2019) Source risks as constraints to future metal supply. Environmental Science and Technology, 53 18: 10571-10579. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b02808

  • Small, Mitchell J., Wong-Parodi, Gabrielle, Kefford, Benjamin M., Stringer, Martin, Schmeda-Lopez, Diego R., Greig, Chris, Ballinger, Benjamin, Wilson, Stephen and Smart, Simon (2019) Generating linked technology-socioeconomic scenarios for emerging energy transitions. Applied Energy, 239 1402-1423. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.215

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Book Chapter

  • Stringer, M. J., Benson, A. J., Bundy, K. and Ellis, R. S. (2010). AGN, downsizing and galaxy bimodality. In Vincenzo Antonuccio-Delogu and Joseph Silk (Ed.), AGN feedback in galaxy formation (pp. 52-60) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511761386.009

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Stringer, M. J. and Benson, A. J. (2008). Modeling the formation and evolution of disk galaxies. In: Pathways Through An Eclectic Universe. Conference on Pathways Through and Eclectic Universe, Santiago del Teide Spain, (500-501). Apr 23-27, 2007.

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