I am a PhD researcher in the Chemical Engineering department of Imperial College London. My work focuses on the potential use of hydrogen as an energy carrier and its technical and economic considerations.
The viability of hydrogen as an energy vector has long been debated. However, with growing environmental demands for a sustainable and carbon-neutral fuel source in addition to the traditional needs for energy to be cheap and reliable, hydrogen is an increasingly attractive option. I am interested in finding the cost hydrogen would have to be produced for the market to adopt it as a competitive alternative to existing power sources, as well as whether a supplementary infrastructure may be implimented to distribute it and who the most likely consumers would be.
I have created models for combined cycle power plants, large scale production of hydrogen as a carbon-zero fuel in an ATR, fuel cells and future hydrogen supply chain in a UK context.
My research is supported by EdF and EPSRC.