Imperial College London

Dr Mai Bui

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Associate



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Dr Mai Bui is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Environmental Policy in the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Imperial College London. She is also a member of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) and co-leads the Clean Fossil and Bioenergy Research Group (CleanFaB) with Dr Niall Mac Dowell. Mai is a Future Energy Leader at the Energy Centre of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). She is also a member of the Early Career Professionals Forum for the Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) Council, part of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the UK. In 2021, she and her co-authors were awarded the The Junior Moulton Medal by the IChemE for their research on CO2 capture technology development. Recently, she started the role of Senior Research and Insight Manager for the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

She currently works on the EPSRC-funded project Multiphysics and multiscale modelling for safe and feasible CO2 capture and storage. Mai was working on the Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies project funded by NERC between 2018-2021, which studied the region-specific potential of negative emission technologies. In 2017, Mai worked on the project Multi-scale Energy Systems Modelling Encompassing Renewable, Intermittent, Stored Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (MESMERISE-CCS), which studied the value of flexible CCS, identifying process bottlenecks along the CCS chain. In 2016, Mai completed work on the Opening New Fuels for UK Generation project. She studied the feasibility of firing biomass and biogenic waste-derived fuels (e.g., waste wood, municipal solid waste) in UK power plants. Her work focuses on developing grey-box models of the power plant and clean-up system.

Mai completed her PhD at Monash University in Australia (2011-2015). She worked in collaboration with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to study the effect of flexible operation during post-combustion capture (PCC) of CO2. Her work involved process modelling and dynamic operation of a PCC pilot plant.

For her list of publication, visit Mai's ORCID website:



, 2023, Emissions Gap Report 2023: Broken Record – Temperatures hit new highs, yet world fails to cut emissions (again)

Bui M, Sunny N, Mac Dowell N, 2023, The prospects of flexible natural gas-fired CCGT within a green taxonomy, Iscience, Vol:26

Chiquier S, Patrizio P, Bui M, et al., 2023, A comparative analysis of the efficiency, timing, and permanence of CO<sub>2</sub> removal pathways(Vol 15, pg 4389, 2022), Energy &amp; Environmental Science, Vol:16, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:321-321

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