Imperial College London

Izhar H. Shah, Ph.D.

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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Izhar holds a Ph.D. in Environment with multidisciplinary research focused on resources sustainability, low-carbon industries, economy-environment decoupling, and industrial symbiosis. Izhar is passionate about assessing the environmental impact of industries and cities, their carbon footprint, and ways to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the rise in global GHG emissions, Izhar is working towards synthesising technological solutions aided by advanced GHG accounting methods for urban and industrial decarbonisation and climate change mitigation.

Izhar is experienced in sustainability evaluations through life cycle impact analysis, socio-economic policy assessment, material/substance flow accounting, and systems efficiency optimisation.

Izhar also serves in the steering committee of the Imperial Life Cycle Network, as an Assistant Supervisor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and as a Departmental Representative in the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre.

Izhar actively takes part in societal engagement and welcomes all invitations to engage with the public and media. Recently, Izhar hosted 2 workshops and an exhibition at the Great Exhibition Road Festival showcasing the science behind climate change and sustainable choices people could make. Izhar was part of the Imperial COP26 delegation for the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow last year.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

(Picture: Izhar explaining miniature construction materials to children at the Science Museum, London)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shah IH, Park H-S, 2020, Chronological change of resource metabolism and decarbonization patterns in Pakistan: Perspectives from a typical developing country, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol:25, ISSN:1088-1980, Pages:144-161

Shah IH, Dong L, Park H-S, 2020, Tracking urban sustainability transition: An eco-efficiency analysis on eco-industrial development in Ulsan, Korea, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:262, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:1-11

Shah IH, Dong L, Park H-S, 2020, Characterization of resource consumption and efficiency trends in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: Economy-wide biotic and abiotic material flow accounting from 1978 to 2017, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:250, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:119554-119554

Venkatesan M, Zaib Q, Shah IH, et al., 2019, Optimum utilization of waste foundry sand and fly ash for geopolymer concrete synthesis using D-optimal mixture design of experiments, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Vol:148, ISSN:0921-3449, Pages:114-123


Shah I, Bahera SK, Rene ER, et al., 2020, Integration of biorefineries for waste valorization in Ulsan Eco-Industrial Park, Korea, Waste Biorefinery - Integrating Biorefineries for Waste Valorisation, Editor(s): Bhaskar, Pandey, Rene, Tsang, Elsevier B.V., Pages:659-678

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