Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Fellow







RODH 501Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Andrea Bernardi is a Research Fellow at the Sargent Centre for Process System Engineering working as part of the National Interdisciplinary Centre for the Circular Chemical Economy and the Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padova in 2015 and in 2017 he joined Imperial College to work on the EPSRC-funded project “Flexible Routes to Liquid Fuels from CO2 by Advanced Catalysis and Engineering”. Dr Bernardi is a member of the Imperial College London Network of Excellence in Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches.

Prior to joining Imperial College, he worked at the Chemical Engineering Department of University of Padova in the area of biofuels production from microalgae with a focus on the modelling of light-growth interaction for process optimisation purposes.  

Dr. Bernardi’s research interests are: (i) techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of chemical processes with a focus on chemical recycling of plastic waste and sustainable production of platform chemicals (e.g. methanol, ethylene), (ii) supply chain optimisation of personalised therapies, and (iii) sustainability in pharma, with a focus on the development of novel manufacturing strategies to decrease the environmental footprint.



Pedersen A, Pandya J, Leonzio G, et al., 2023, Comparative techno-economic and life-cycle analysis of precious versus non-precious metal electrocatalysts: the case of PEM fuel cell cathodes, Green Chemistry, Vol:25, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:10458-10471

Baaqel HA, Bernardi A, Hallett JP, et al., 2023, Global sensitivity analysis in life-cycle assessment of early-stage technology using detailed process simulation: application to dialkylimidazolium ionic liquid production., Acs Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Vol:11, ISSN:2168-0485, Pages:7157-7169

Yang Z, Ahmad S, Bernardi A, et al., 2023, Evaluating alternative low carbon fuel technologies using a stakeholder participation-based q-rung orthopair linguistic multi-criteria framework, Applied Energy, Vol:332, ISSN:0306-2619

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