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Dr Amir Jahanbakhsh is a Research Fellow in geological energy and carbon storage and a Programme manager at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University. He holds a PhD in reservoir engineering from Heriot-Watt University with up to 10 years of industry work experience in the application of subsurface resources for energy purposes before his PhD. Carbon capture and storage, geo-energy and hydrogen economy are his main areas of research. Since he joined RCCS he has been involved in managing large multinational multidisciplinary consortium projects across the CCUS value chain including MILEPOST-Microscale Processes Governing Global Sustainability (ERC), Low carbon jet fuel through the integration of novel technologies for co-valorisation of CO2 and biomass (EPSRC) and Novel adsorbents applied to integrated energy-efficient industrial CO2 capture (EPSRC), PrISMa – Process-Informed design of tailor-made Sorbent Materials for energy-efficient carbon capture (ERA-ACT2) and more recently USorb-DAC – Unlocking the scalable potential of sorbent-based DAC technologies (RMI).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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