Imperial College London

Adam Ward

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Assistant







B425ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Adam Ward is a Research Assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering. His current work focuses on the computer-aided design and assessment of Direct Air Capture (DAC) units and their integration into the UK energy system, funded by the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC). 

Adam's research interests lie at the interface of modern techniques in numerical modelling, statistics and optimisation to design and analyse novel industrial-scale adsorption-based gas separations. He is particularly interested in the application of these processes to low-carbon energy systems through the design of post-combustion carbon capture, direct air capture, and hydrogen purification units.

Adam obtained an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2020, where his studies were focused on process modelling, optimisation and control.



Ward A, Li K, Pini R, 2023, Assessment of dual-adsorbent beds for CO2 capture byequilibrium-based process design, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol:319, ISSN:0950-4214

Ward A, Pini R, 2022, Efficient Bayesian optimisation of industrial-scale pressure-vacuum swing adsorption processes for CO2 capture, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:61, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:13650-13668

Ward A, Pini R, 2022, Integrated uncertainty quanti cation and sensitivity analysis of single-component dynamic column breakthrough experiments, Adsorption, Vol:28, ISSN:0929-5607, Pages:161-183

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