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


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)

Research interests/expertise

Techno-economic and environmental appraisal of emerging processes and projects, with over 10 years of research across water/waste, greener energy and transport initiatives. He has served in a number of academic/research roles in six UK universities and has been Innovation lead for a start up company providing off-grid water treatment solutions.

Areas of teaching

Systems Operation Management; Engineering Project Management; Environmental Management and Policy


PhD, University of Nottingham, UK

Consultancy work

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

Externally funded research grants information

Improved waste water treatment technology integrating renewable energy for arid regions, Royal Academy of Engineering, Industry Academia Partnership Programme (as UK PI) April 2019 - April 2021 (Total Funding: £48,777 over 24 months with Al-Balqa Applied University and an industry, Jordan)

Integrated Renewable-Thermal Energy Storage system for reducing heating/cooling energy burden in Refugee Camps (Green Refuge), British Council Institutional Link project 2019-21 with Turkey (as Co-I) (Total funding: £301,214 over 24 months with Çukurova University, Turkey)

Renewable Energy-based Fresh Water Provisioning Technology in Rural Areas of Egypt (ReFreshTEC), British Council Institutional Link project 2017-19 with Egypt (as Co-I). (Total funding: £227,507 over 24 months in collaboration with Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt)

Bio Energy Technology Assessment – Environmental Burden Minimisation (BETA-EBM), EC Marie Curie Fellowship (as Co-I) 2013-16. (Grant number: 332445; Total funding: £225,000; in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute, India)

CONNECT: UK-US Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI2) pump prime funding (as Project Manager) to develop collaborative research with Penn State University, US and Indian Institute of Technology. British Council 2011-12 l Newcastle University (22 of 250 bids)

Self Conserving Urban Environment (SECURE) (as Researcher Co-I), EPSRC-SUE3 funding . Newcastle University. (2011, Total Consortium Grant: £2.5M/ final 4 out of 64 bids)

RCUK Early Career Award (as grant holder): for networking visit in order to develop new research idea/ joint proposal with the Energy and Resources Institute, India (2010, Total award: £1500).

An Integrated Framework for Improving Sustainability of the Indoor Environment (PUrE Intrawise as named researcher), EPSRC-SUE2 funding , 2007 - EPSRC-ESRC funding under the Energy Programme 2007 - EPSRC-ESRC funding under the Energy Programme, University of Manchester (2008, Consortium Grant: £2.3M)

SPRIng: Sustainability Assessment of Nuclear Power: An Integrated Approach (as named researcher), EPSRC-ESRC funding under the Energy Programme 2007 - EPSRC-ESRC funding under the Energy Programme, University of Manchester (2007, Consortium Grant: £2M)