Imperial College London

Prof. David Hart

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Visiting Professor



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2.05Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Concerns about climate change, energy security, resource depletion and energy geopolitics all strongly influence our future energy options. Hydrogen energy and fuel cells offer an intriguing possibility to help us develop sustainable energy systems, in conjunction with other technologies. My research focuses on the potential for these technologies in terms of infrastructure requirements, economics, environmental implications, and policy development. With access to the detailed technical knowledge available at Imperial, we can evaluate issues that are relevant both to scientists and to politicians.

Key aspects of our work include hydrogen infrastructure modelling, fuel chain modelling, emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants, policy analysis, economics and public acceptance of hydrogen technologies.



Shayegan S, Pearson PJG, Hart D, 2009, Hydrogen for buses in London: A scenario analysis of changes over time in refuelling infrastructure costs, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:34, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:8415-8427

Hart D, Anghel AT, Huijsmans J, et al., 2009, A quasi-Delphi study on technological barriers to the uptake of hydrogen as a fuel for transport applications-Production, storage and fuel cell drivetrain considerations, Journal of Power Sources, Vol:193, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:298-307

O'Garra T, Mourato S, Garrity L, et al., 2007, Is the public willing to pay for hydrogen buses? A comparative study of preferences in four cities, Energ Policy, Vol:35, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:3630-3642

Shayegan, S, Hart, et al., 2006, Analysis of the Cost of Hydrogen Infrastructure for Buses in London, Journal of Power Sources, ISSN:0378-7753, Pages:862-874

Schulte I, Hart D, van der Vorst R, 2004, Issues affecting the acceptance of hydrogen fuel, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:29, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:677-685

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