Imperial College London

Miss Al Sarihi

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate





133313 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





Aisha Al-Sarihi is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. The focus of her current research is to enhance the understanding of ‘how’ to promote a transition to renewable energy in the hydrocarbon-rich economies, particularly in the Arab States of the Gulf. 

Before the PhD, Aisha worked as an environmental researcher at Sohar University in Oman. She participated in a regional air pollution project granted by The Omani Research Council (TRC). Her main role in the project aimed to investigate and model air pollution emissions sourced by heavy industrial activities at Sohar Industrial Port, including petrochemical, steel and aluminum industries, and their potential impact on the surround living communities. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, and BSc in Science Education.


Baawain, M. S., & Al-Serihi, A. S. (2014). Systematic Approach for the Prediction of Ground-Level Air Pollution (around an Industrial Port) Using an Artificial Neural Network. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14, 124–134.

 Al-Sarihi, A. S., Cherni, J. A. (2014). A potential socio-technical transition to renewable energy in hydrocarbon-rich economies: The case of Oman. ETH PhD Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2014, Zurich, Switzerland; 06/2014

 Al-Sarihi, A. S., Contestabile, M., Cherni, J. A. (2015). Renewable Energy Policy Evaluation Using System Dynamics Approach: The Case of Oman. The 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; 07/2015


2nd place in the PhD poster competition at the wholeSEM conference on ‘Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making’, Cambridge University, 4 and 5 July 2016. 


Interview, 'Are the Arab States of the Gulf doing enough to tackle climate change?'