Professor Nilay Shah

Professor Nilay Shah (advisor) Imperial

Contact details:

Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Roderic Hill Building

Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus



Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6621



Role in MAGLUE: Advisor

Research background: Professor Nilay Shah is the Director of the multi-insitution, interdisciplinary and award-winning Centre for Process Systems Engineering, which currently has 23 academics and 80 researchers. He led the whole-systems bioenergy optimisation research topic of, and developed a bioernergy infrastructure optimisation method for, the NERC-funded TSEC-BIOSYS programme and leads the SUPERGEN Challenge project, “Bioenergy chains Whole Systems Analysis and Modelling” in this area. Within MAGLUE he will act as advisor on the SiM model environment developed in SUPERGEN I.



Akgul, O., N. Mac Dowell, L. Papageorgiou and N. Shah. 2014. A mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) supply chain optimisation framework for carbon negative electricity generation using biomass to energy with CCS (BECCS) in the UK. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 28:189-202.


Boot-Handford, M.E., J.C. Abanades, E.J. Anthony, M.J. Blunt, S. Brandani, N. Mac Dowell, J.R. Fernández, M.-C. Ferrari, R. Gross and J.P. Hallett. 2014. Carbon capture and storage update. Energy & Environmental Science. 7:130-189.


Brown, S., S. Martynov, H. Mahgerefteh, M. Fairweather, R.M. Woolley, C.J. Wareing, S.A. Falle, H. Rutters, A. Niemi and Y.C. Zhang. 2014. CO 2 QUEST: Techno-economic Assessment of CO 2 Quality Effect on Its Storage and Transport. Energy Procedia. 63:2622-2629.


Giarola, S., M. Patel and N. Shah. 2014. RETRACTED: Biomass supply chain optimisation for Organosolv-based biorefineries. Bioresource technology. 159:387-396.


Jennings, M., D. Fisk and N. Shah. 2014. Modelling and optimization of retrofitting residential energy systems at the urban scale. Energy. 64:220-233.

Josiah, J., O. Gough, J. Haslam and N. Shah. 2014. Corporate reporting implication in migrating from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes: A focus on the UK. In Accounting Forum. Elsevier, pp 18-37.


Lomax, G., M. Workman, T. Lenton and N. Shah. 2015. Reframing the policy approach to greenhouse gas removal technologies. Energy Policy. 78:125-136.


Mac Dowell, N. and N. Shah. 2014. Dynamic modelling and analysis of a coal-fired power plant integrated with a novel split-flow configuration post-combustion CO 2 capture process. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 27:103-119.


Mac Dowell, N. and N. Shah. 2015. The multi-period optimisation of an amine-based CO 2 capture processintegrated with a super-critical coal-fired power station for flexible operation. Computers & Chemical Engineering


Pantaleo, A., C. Candelise, A. Bauen and N. Shah. 2014a. ESCO business models for biomass heating and CHP: Profitability of ESCO operations in Italy and key factors assessment. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 30:237-253.


Pantaleo, A.M., S. Camporeale and N. Shah. 2014b. Natural gas–biomass dual fuelled microturbines: comparison of operating strategies in the Italian residential sector. Applied Thermal Engineering. 71:686-696.


Pantaleo, A.M., S. Giarola, A. Bauen and N. Shah. 2014c. Integration of biomass into urban energy systems for heat and power. Part I: An MILP based spatial optimization methodology. Energy Conversion and management. 83:347-361.


Sharifzadeh, M., C. Richard, K. Liu, K. Hellgardt, D. Chadwick and N. Shah. 2015a. An integrated process for biomass pyrolysis oil upgrading: A synergistic approach. Biomass and Bioenergy. 76:108-117.


Sharifzadeh, M., L. Wang and N. Shah. 2015b. Integrated biorefineries: CO 2 utilization for maximum biomass conversion. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 47:151-161.


Todri, E., A.N. Amenaghawon, I.J. del Val, D.J. Leak, C. Kontoravdi, S. Kucherenko and N. Shah. 2014. Global sensitivity analysis and meta-modeling of an ethanol production process. Chemical Engineering Science. 114:114-127.


Voll, P., M. Jennings, M. Hennen, N. Shah and A. Bardow. 2015. The optimum is not enough: A near-optimal solution paradigm for energy systems synthesis. Energy. 82:446-456.


Zhang, Q., N. Shah, J. Wassick, R. Helling and P. Van Egerschot. 2014. Sustainable supply chain optimisation: An industrial case study. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 74:68-83.


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