Niall is a Professor in Energy Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of both the IChemE and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research is focused on understanding the transition to a low carbon economy. Since 2010, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers at the molecular, unit operation, integrated process, and system scales in this context. His work has been presented more than 100 times at conferences in the UK, EU, North America, Middle and Far East. A full list of publications can be found here and he currently serves on the Advisory Board of Joule.
Niall has more than a decade’s experience as a consultant to the public and private sectors. He has worked with a range of private sector energy companies, and has provided evidence to members of the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change and has given advice to DECC/BEIS, the IEA, the IEAGHG the ETI and the JRC. Niall is a member of Total’s Scientific Advisory Board, was also a member of the US National Petroleum Council (NPC) CCUS Roadmap Team. Niall has been a member of the technical working group of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and from 2015 – 2019 served as the Secretary of the IChemE's Energy Centre
Finally, Niall was awarded the Qatar Petroleum Prize for his work on Clean Fossil Fuels in 2010 and the IChemE’s Nicklin medal for his work on low carbon energy in 2015.
Daggash HA, Mac Dowell N, 2021, Delivering low-carbon electricity systems in sub-Saharan Africa: insights from Nigeria, Energy & Environmental Science, ISSN:1754-5692
Homan S, Mac Dowell N, Brown S, 2021, Grid frequency volatility in future low inertia scenarios: Challenges and mitigation options, Applied Energy, Vol:290, ISSN:0306-2619
et al., 2021, The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5 °C or 2 °C world, Global Environmental Change, Vol:68, ISSN:0959-3780
et al., 2021, Delivering carbon negative electricity, heat and hydrogen with BECCS – Comparing the options, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:46, ISSN:0360-3199, Pages:15298-15321
et al., 2021, A life cycle approach to solvent design: challenges and opportunities for ionic liquids - application to CO2 capture, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, Vol:6, ISSN:2058-9883, Pages:258-278