Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. My research involves experimental co-adsorption studies for CO2 and H2 separations.

My PhD was completed in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London and the research focus was on the supercritical adsorption of CO2 and CH4 on shales and other porous media (such as carbons and zeolites). The work included material charactersiation, adsorption measurements at high pressures and modelling adsorption behaviour in heterogeneous materials.  


2021 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London

2016 - 2021

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London

2014 - 2016

Graduate Engineer

Lloyd's Register

2010 - 2014

MEng Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London



Delle Piane C, Ansari H, Li Z, et al., 2021, Influence of organic matter type on porosity development in the Wufeng-Longmaxi Shale: A combined microscopy, neutron scattering and physisorption approach, International Journal of Coal Geology, ISSN:0166-5162, Pages:103880-103880

Ansari H, Rietmann E, Joss L, et al., 2021, A shortcut pressure swing adsorption analogue model to estimate gas-in-place and CO2 storage potential of gas shales, Fuel: the Science and Technology of Fuel and Energy, Vol:301, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:1-13

Ma L, Fauchille A-L, Ansari H, et al., 2021, Linking multi-scale 3D microstructure to potential enhanced natural gas recovery and subsurface CO2 storage for Bowland Shale, UK, Energy and Environmental Science, Vol:14, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:4481-4498

Tian T, Hou J, Ansari H, et al., 2021, Mechanically stable structured porous boron nitride with high volumetric adsorption capacity, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:13366-13373

Pini R, Ansari H, Hwang J, 2021, Measurement and interpretation of unary supercritical gas adsorption isotherms in micro-mesoporous solids, Adsorption, Vol:27, ISSN:0929-5607, Pages:659-671

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