Dr Niall Mac Dowell leads the Clean Fossil and Bioenergy Research Group at Imperial College. He is a lecturer in Energy and Environmental Technology and Policy at Imperial College London, a member of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering and the Centre for Environmental Policy. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Niall is a member of the Technical Working Group on Industrial CCS of the Zero Emissions Platform and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the IChemE's Energy Centre
Niall’s research interests are highly interdisciplinary and are focused on integrated multi-scale modelling of low carbon energy systems, with a particular focus on their dynamic interactions across varying length and time scales.
In addition to his research work, Niall conducts consultancy work for companies involved in power generation and has given advice to DECC, the IEA, the JRC and the ETI. He has travelled on behalf of the Foreign Office to China and Korea to promote low carbon power generation and was part of the Imperial College Delegation to the UN FCC COP18 event in Doha, Qatar and has been invited to provide written evidence to members of the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change.
Niall is also enthusiastic about public engagement, and is a regular contributor to the Sense About Science Energy Panel.
Niall is the Principal Investigator on the EPSRC project MESMERISE-CCS and Co-Investigator on the EPSRC projects Opening New Fuels for UK Generation and BECCS-IL in addition to the DECC CCS Innovation project CAPSULE, the EU FP7 project CO2QUEST.
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, 2019, The role and value of negative emissions technologies in decarbonising the UK energy system, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:81, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:181-198
et al., 2018, Reducing US Coal Emissions Can Boost Employment, Joule, Vol:2, ISSN:2542-4351, Pages:2633-2648
Al-Saqlawi J, Madani K, Mac Dowell N, 2018, Techno-economic feasibility of grid-independent residential roof-top solar PV systems in Muscat, Oman, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol:178, ISSN:0196-8904, Pages:322-334
et al., 2018, Dynamic operation and modelling of amine-based CO2 capture at pilot scale, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:79, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:134-153