Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate



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Nathanial Cooper is a postdoctoral scholar in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focuses on supply chain management for biomass.

He performed his doctoral research on the design of reactant distributors in PEM fuel cells, in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 2016. His undergraduate work was in Mechanical Engineering at Brown University, graduating in 2012. 

Nathanial's research interests lie mainly in the areas of renewable energy and sustainable engineering. 



Cooper N, Panteli A, Shah N, 2019, Linear estimators of biomass yield maps for improved biomass supply chain optimisation, Applied Energy, Vol:253, ISSN:0306-2619

Trotter PA, Cooper NJ, Wilson PR, 2019, A multi-criteria, long-term energy planning optimisation model with integrated on-grid and off-grid electrification - The case of Uganda, Applied Energy, Vol:243, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:288-312

Cooper NJ, Smith TL, Santamaria AD, et al., 2018, An Electrochemical Performance Characterization Method for Comparing PEFCs of Varying Channel Dimensions, Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Vol:15, ISSN:2381-6872, Pages:041006-1-041006-8

Huo S, Cooper NJ, Smith TL, et al., 2017, Experimental investigation on PEM fuel cell cold start behavior containing porous metal foam as cathode flow distributor, Applied Energy, Vol:203, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:101-114

Cooper NJ, Santamaria AD, Becton MK, et al., 2017, Neutron radiography measurements of in-situ PEMFC liquid water saturation in 2D & 3D morphology gas diffusion layers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:42, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:16269-16278

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