Sheila Samsatli

Position: Dr/ Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath

Title: Development of a large, high-fidelity, whole-system optimisation model for planning, design and operation of hydrogen value chains for net zero


Dr Sheila Samsatli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath. She is a member of the Science Expert Group of the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), providing independent scientific andtechnical support to the BEIS Chief Scientific Adviser. Sheila’s expertise is developing large, high-fidelity optimisation models for value chains to achieve net-zero, while protecting the environment, ecosystem services and biodiversity. She is Principal Investigator of various projects funded by the EPSRC, BEIS, Newton Fund, STFC etc. Many of her system optimisation models are being used by government organisations, such as BEIS and Scion Crown Research Institute (New Zealand), International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement and various industries to help formulate policies for sustainable energy production, consumption and management. She has published in and edited special issues of high-impact peer-reviewed journals and won various awards for excellence in research.