Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







c511ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Andrea Bernardi received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padova in 2015 and in 2017 he joined Imperial College. He is a Research Associate at the Centre of Process System Engineering in the Chemical Engineering Department where he works on catalytic conversion of CO2 modelling.

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.  

His  research focuses on two main topics. The first one is the development of detailed kinetic models to describe the catalytic conversion of CO2 and hydrogen into fuels such as methanol and DME. The second research interest is the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) techniques to compare and optimise alternative routes for CO2 conversion (e.g.: methanol synthesis, Fisher Topsch synthesis, solar and electrocatalysis).



Bernardi A, Sarkis M, Triantafyllou N, et al., 2022, Assessment of intermediate storage and distribution nodes in personalised medicine, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol:157, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:107582-107582

Sarkis M, Bernardi A, Shah N, et al., 2021, Decision support tools for next-generation vaccines and advanced therapy medicinal products: present and future, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Vol:32, ISSN:2211-3398, Pages:100689-100689

Sarkis M, Bernardi A, Shah N, et al., 2021, Emerging challenges and opportunities in pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, Processes, Vol:9, ISSN:2227-9717, Pages:1-16

Al-Qahtani A, Gonzalez-Garay A, Bernardi A, et al., 2020, Electricity grid decarbonisation or green methanol fuel? A life-cycle modelling and analysis of today's transportation-power nexus, Applied Energy, Vol:265, ISSN:0306-2619

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