Dr Abhishek Tiwary

Job: Associate Professor

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44(116) 366 4466

E: abhishek.tiwary@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/AbhishekTiwary

Social Media: www.enhanceprojects.info


Personal profile

Engineering Sustainability at the interface of Technology and Nature based solutions, underpinned by Energy demand and Environmental impact mitigation. My PhD focused in Environmental Engineering/ Pollution Control Technology, University of Nottingham, UK.

I have pursued interdisciplinary research and methods, both in UK and in international settings, for system-scale sustainability assessment of technology innovations. This has largely covered feasibility assessment of environmentally benign solutions to global challenges on closed-loop resource reuse and renewable energy, for both industrial and societal applications.

Within the broad remit of Engineering Sustainability, my work focuses on combining fundamental understanding at technology level with socio-economic practice to mitigate environmental impacts from technology up scaling and at systems level, through in-house, UK wide and wider international collaborations. More recent activities focus on international collaborations with India, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt on whole system sustainability, supporting viable technology integration across energy-water-transport infrastructure.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

Publications and outputs

Key research outputs

Research interests/expertise

Techno-economic feasibility and environmental appraisal of emerging processes using an engineering management approach cross-cutting natural and built environments. Served in a number of academic/research roles in six UK universities and has been Innovation lead for a start up company. 

Areas of teaching

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer; Engineering Project Management; Environmental Management and Policy


PhD, University of Nottingham, UK

Courses taught

UG - Engineering

PG - Engineering Management

Recent research outputs

Consultancy work

Areas of expertise: Techno-economic and environmental appraisal; Feasibility assessment of environmental technologies; Project scaling up.

Externally funded research grants information


2024 – Innovate-UK SBRI Phase 2 (as PI) Improving environmental performance of solid fuel heatingsystems (Ref: 10109014, Total funding: £325,189).

2024 – Royal Academy of Engineering Transforming Systems through Partnership with Jordan(as UK PI) Integrating environmental technology solutions for developing a circular economy for olivemill waste system (TSP-2324-6\108, Total funding: £49,702).

2023 – Innovate-UK SBRI: Reducing pollution resulting from domestic burning or agriculturalpractices: Phase 1, (as PI) (Ref: 10080029, £59,773)

2022 – UKRI TRANSITION-BioAirnet Discovery & Innovation Grant (as PI) (Ref: P20934, £24,988)

2022 - Royal Academy of Engineering, Proof of Concept Grant (as PI) (Ref: PoC2223-22, £49,000)2021 - Royal Academy of Engineering, Industry Fellowship, Enabling Hybrid AutonomousNonconventional System for Clean Indoor Environment [ENHANCE] project (£63,888)

2021 - Innovate-UK SBRI project (as sub-contractor) on Removing air pollutants from homes tosafeguard health (Collaborators: Jenton, DMU, AirGard, Colt international, (Ref: 105611, £49,000).

2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering, Transforming Systems through Partnership (as UK PI). Improved olive mill waste and wastewater management integrating circular economy for arid regions(Total Funding: £79,964 over 24 months with Al-Balqa Applied University, Amman and an industry, Jordan).

2020 – British Council Research Environment Link (as UK PI) UK-Turkey capacity building forwastewater treatment integrated with renewable energy and safer reuse for sustainable communities(Total grant: £36,025 over 12 months with Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey).

Internally funded research project information

2021 - QR-GCRF seed-corn funding with Nepal (as PI) Capacity building for monitoring nature-based engineering projects for mountainous region incorporating spatial imaging and AI (£15,000)

2021 – QR-GCRF seed-corn funding with Nigeria (as Co-I) EnHANCE-Hospitals project with Prof Katherine Huddersman from HLS (£24,800)

2021 – CEM RIO VC2020 / New L/SL Staff Fund (as PI) Renewable energy integrated waterless sanitation system (£2,975)

2020 – QR-GCRF seed corn funding (as PI) Enabling Hybrid Autonomous Non-Conventional Energy integrated Water/Wastewater Treatment System for Remote African Communities (Total: £24, 857)