Durand is a data scientist at Carbon Tracker in the Power & Utilities team, with experience across a wide range of domains. Prior to joining Carbon Tracker, he was a freelance data journalist producing interactive visual stories, winning an Information Is Beautiful award along the way. He also worked on a PhD in computational stellar astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany, until his lifelong obsession with climate & energy policy prevailed. He is interested in how machine learning can be used for social good and to bring about a just transition.

Durand holds a Masters in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leeds.