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Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Lead on Systems Modelling of GGR

Imperial College London

Professor of Future Energy Systems, Imperial College London 

Niall Mac Dowell is the lead on Systems Modelling of GGR at CO2RE and is a Professor in Energy Systems Engineering at Imperial College London, where he leads the Clean Fossil and Bioenergy Research Group. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of both the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research is highly interdisciplinary, focusing on integrated multi-scale modelling of low-carbon energy systems, particularly their dynamic interactions at different scales. His work focuses on understanding the transition to a low carbon economy. 

Niall has previously been a member of the technical working group of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and has served as the Secretary of the IChemE’s Energy Centre. He has worked with a range of private sector energy companies, and has provided evidence and advice to the UK Government and Parliament, the IEA, the IEAGHG, the ETI and the JRC. He was awarded the Qatar Petroleum Prize for his work on Clean Fossil Fuels in 2010 and the IChemE’s Nicklin medal for his work on low carbon energy in 2015.