Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Nixon was born in Al Rafia, Saudi Arabia in 1994 and raised in Kerala, India until the age of 10, when he moved to Preston, England. After completing his schooling in 2013, Nixon pursued an undergraduate MEng - 4 year degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (ICL). During the final year of his degree, he co-conducted research into the optimisation of domestic solar Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC) under the supervision of Dr. Christos Markides. Furthermore, he held key positions of responsibility within the student Union during this time.

Following the completion of his first degree in 2017, he is currently undertaking a PhD within the Chemical Engineering Department at ICL under the supervision of Prof. Nilay Shah and Dr. Niall Mac Dowell. Nixon is also part of Cohort 4 of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment's "Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet" Doctoral Training Programme. His PhD project focuses on the development of an integrated H2-CCS modelling tool and its application to case studies within the UK. Nixon's research involves close collaboration with industrial links as well as distinguished research institutes within Europe, with a great deal of emphasis placed on fast-tracking CCS deployment across various industries. Nixon's research interests primarily include energy systems modelling and low-carbon initiatives. 



Iruretagoyena D, Bikane K, Sunny N, et al., 2020, Enhanced selective adsorption desulfurization on CO2 and steam treated activated carbons: Equilibria and kinetics, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol:379, ISSN:1385-8947, Pages:1-11

d'Amore F, Sunny N, Iruretagoyena D, et al., 2019, European supply chains for carbon capture, transport and sequestration, with uncertainties in geological storage capacity: Insights from economic optimisation, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol:129, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:1-18

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