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Industries & Expertise

Energy and Natural Resources

Imperial’s diverse expertise in energy brings together interdisciplinary research teams to address the most pressing energy-related challenges we face today.

Our consultants are committed to creating a direct, positive impact from their research by applying this to real-world problems and maintaining the most up to date knowledge within their field. They have developed sophisticated and simple solutions for some of the world’s biggest energy companies in the UK and overseas, including Shell and BP.

Whether you need help with developing electric vehicles, calculating nuclear risk or conducting blowdown simulations and analysis, we can find the right people to help you solve a problem flexibly and responsively.


Future energy systems, market disruption and non-traditional business models

Researchers at Imperial College are at the forefront of understanding energy system technologies, transformation, energy markets disruption and, implications and the benefits and impacts of non-traditional business models. Their expertise (gained with industry, policy makers and academia) can help solve the challenges of emerging or existing businesses, policy and regulatory decision makers and investors. Services and expertise includes:
  • Strategic insight
  • Decision making under uncertainty and futures approaches (including horizon scanning, backcasting and scenarios)
  • Energy system and market insight
  • Business model stress testing
  • Scenario building
  • Energy demand insight
  • Consumer benefits and impacts insight
  • Technology insights
  • Energy regulation
  • Supply technology 
  • Novel energy and water technologies

Experts include...

Dr Christoph Mazur - expertise in smart technologies, energy, system innovation and transitions, novel business models, electric mobilty, sustainable urban projects and planning. 

Dr Jeff Hardy - expertise in non-traditional business models, future energy systems, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.


Electric and hybrid vehicles

  • Mobility technologies
  • Electric mobility - including transition and innovation for the automotive industry


Sustainable energy


Carbon capture and storage (CCS), lifecycle analysis (LCA), Carbon reduction management and bio-storage, sustainability, fuel cell engineering and technology, smart grids and next generation solar panels.  



Seismic hazard assessment, medical isotopes, nuclear safety assessment, safety technology for reactor criticality and repositories, encapsulation and building materials, safety of reactor design and of legacy waste storage.

Oil and Gas

Gas condensates, well systems, blowdown simulations and analyses, seismic data processing, imaging and interpretation, reservoir engineering physics, petrophysics, process and environmental engineering and process optimisation.


Well systems, process optimisation, new and disruptive technologies. Measurement methods and equipment designs to optimise froth flotation for mineral recovery, and minimising the environmental impact.