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Shubham Tiwari

Researcher

Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program

Biography

Shubham Tiwari is an energy systems modeler, currently working as a researcher in the IIASA Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group. He is actively involved in enhancing the BeWhere model database through a comprehensive techno-economic representation of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) pathways. In particular, he is developing a model for the aviation sector, including the production of SAF with a special focus on direct air capture e-fuels. His work entails conducting thorough assessments of both technical feasibility and market potential for SAF deployment across specific regional and national case studies. Furthermore, his work is focused on developing prominent carbon dioxide removal pathways, such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, and direct air capture.

He also worked as a power and energy consultant at Consultants of Technologies, Thailand, under a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project. As part of this role, he assisted preparing power development plans for Thailand. Furthermore, he has one year of field experience as a manager at the Electrical Distribution Department in Madhya Pradesh, India. His responsibilities included power and project management, along with operating and maintaining 33/11 K.V substations.

Tiwari is a PhD candidate at the department of Sustainable Energy Transition of the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. His research work is focused on developing a robust co-optimization framework for a multi-microgrid multi-energy systems and includes “Power-to-Gas” (P2G) and hydrogen storage modeling along with carbon storage and carbon markets to analyze low carbon energy systems. His passion for clean energy system modeling motivates him to learn software like GAMS, PYTHON, PLEXOS, MATLAB, and DIGSILENT Power Factory in order to better understand techno-economic valuation of energy and power system models, as well as the analytical requirements for long term regional energy planning.

Here at IIASA, Tiwari is dedicated to fostering a collaborative team dynamic. As part of this spirit of cooperation, he is open to occasionally undertaking tasks beyond his core focus. In addition, he aspires his work to drive positive change within the energy sector by offering environmentally responsible solutions that transcend geographical boundaries and industrial challenges.

Apart from the research, he is interested in outdoor sports such as tennis, badminton and swimming.


Last update: 18 AUG 2023