Imperial College London

Dr. Yousef Alshammari, FEI

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Honorary Senior Research Fellow



yousef.alshammari08 Website




ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Research Areas 

Energy economics, net-zero energy transition, oil markets analysis, hydrogen production 


  • 2009-2014: PhD, Chemical Engineering “Clean Energy via Hydrothermal Gasification of Hydrocarbon Resources”, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2008-2009: MSc (Merit), Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2006-2008: BEng (Hons), Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

Current Roles

  • Jan 2018 – Present: CEO & Head of Oil Research, CMarkits, London, UK
  • Dec 2021 – Present: Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
  • Oct 2015 – Present: Member of Experts Group on Sustainable Energy, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNCEC), Geneva
  • 2019- Present: Faculty Member, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia
  • 2021 – Present: Opinion Writer, CNN Arabic
  • Oct 2020 – Present: Leadership Opinion Contributor, Forbes Middle East, Dubai
  • June 2020 – Present: Analysis Contributor,, London, UK

Previous Positions

  • April 2016 – March 2019: Research Project Leader, Energy Economics, University of Vienna
  • July 2018 – March 2019: Expert, Global Scenarios, World Energy Council
  • Oct 2016 – Jan 2017: Visiting Research Fellow, OPEC, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015- 2018: Leader of Studies Committee, FEL Board, World Energy Council
  • 2015 – 2016: Fellow: IEA-Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, Washington DC, USA
  • Sep 2014 – April 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • May – Dec 2013: Research Intern, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
  • Oct – Nov 2011: Visiting Research Postgraduate, Tsinghua University, China
  • Oct 2009 – May 2013: Research Postgraduate, Imperial College London, UK

Invited Talks

International Awards

  • Awarded token of appreciation as a guest speaker on OPEC and Oil Market Dynamics by the International Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2021-2022, sponsored by Aramco and Schlumberger
  • Named as a “Young Global Changer” at the G20 Think Summit, Berlin, 2017
  • Winner of the UK Alumni Awards 2017 for Professional Achievements by the British Council
  • A Prize winner for TOP20 research papers at the World Energy Congress 2016, Istanbul
  • Winner of the runner up prize for 2nd best proposal of energy ideas at the Future Energy Leaders’ Summit, Colombia, 2014, attended by President Juan Santos
  • Named as a Future Energy Leader at the World Energy Congress, 2013
  • Awarded as a Distinguished Scholar at the 82nd Saudi National Day, by Saudi Embassy in London, 2012
  • Recipient of the “Outstanding Student Service Award”, International Association of H2 Energy, 2012
  • Awarded a prize for the wining research proposal at the Imperial-Tsinghua Summer School, 2011
  • The 2nd best paper Award in Applied Sciences, the Saudi International Conference, UK, 2011

Memberships of Professional Bodies 

  • 2022- Present: Fellow, Energy Institute, UK
  • 2009- 2022: Associate Member, Energy Institute, UK
  • 2016-Present: Member, Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • 2014-Present: Member, International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), US
  • 2013-2014: Member, Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies, UK

Media Highlights and Interviews

  • Quoted by CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Petroleum Economist, AFP, S&P Platts, Energy Intelligence, and Hart Energy
  • Conducted more than 300 live shows with AlArabiyaBBC News (Arabic), Sky News Arabia, CNBC Arabia, TRT World, Asharq Bloomberg, Le Fonti, CGTN, OPEC, and the Saudi News
  • Selected as a guest speaker at the Cleaning up show on “The Conundrum of the Saudi Energy Transition” with Michael Liebreich, Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, among key global figures including Tony Blair, Stephen Chu, Ban Ki Moon, Lorde Browne, and Fatih Birol.  
  • Articles featured on Markets Insider, MarketWatch, Nasdaq, and Yahoo Finance.

Selected Publications 

Alshammari, Y.M., 2021. Scenario analysis for energy transition in the chemical industry: An industrial case study in Saudi ArabiaEnergy Policy150, p.112128

Alshammari, Yousef M. "Achieving climate targets via the circular carbon economy: The case of Saudi Arabia.C 6.3 (2020): 54.

Alshammari, Yousef M. "The energy transition in transport using alternative fuels: Can new technologies achieve policy targets?.OPEC Energy Review 43.3 (2019): 301-326

Alshammari, Yousef M., and Moufid Benmerabet. "Global scenarios for fuel oil utilisation under new sulphur and carbon regulations." OPEC Energy Review 41.4 (2017): 261-285

Alshammari, Y. and Sarathy, S.M, (2016). “Achieving 80% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target in Saudi Arabia under Low and Medium Oil Prices”, Energy Policy

Alshammari, Y., and Hellgardt, K., (2015). “CFD Modelling of Sub and Supercritical Water Reforming of n-Hexadecane in a Tubular Flow Reactor”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design

Alshammari, Y., and Hellgardt, K., (2015). “Sub and Supercritical Water Reforming of n-Hexadecane in a Tubular Flow Reactor”, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 107, 723-732

Alshammari, Y., and Hellgardt, K., (2014). “H2O2 Decomposition and Partial Oxidation of n-Hexadecane in Supercritical Water”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 93, 565-575

Alshammari, Y., and Hellgardt, K., (2014). “A New HYSYS Model for Underground Gasification of Hydrocarbons under Hydrothermal Conditions”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 12648–12656

Alshammari, Y., and Hellgardt, K., (2012). “Thermodynamic Analysis of Hydrothermal Gasification of Hexadecane”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 5656 – 5664