Dr. Azadeh Maroufmashat

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Research Scientist/ Former Canadian Science Policy fellow

Hydrogen economy / energy system/ transition to net-zero 2050

Current research and/or projects

My work is focused on promoting hydrogen economy and electrification in transportation for heavy duty trucks and bus fleets and in industrial sectors by applying variety of modeling, optimization, and machine learning techniques using GAMS, Python, Excel.


Education and awards

Research Fellow, Group for Research in Decision making, HEC Montreal, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Waterloo.2020

Ph.D. in Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology. 2016

Visiting Scholar, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Waterloo. 2014

M.Sc. in Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology.2010

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology. 2003


Selected Awards:

  • German-Canadian Young Atlantis Program travel award, Berlin, Germany, 2022                    
  • Canadian Science Policy Fellowship, MITACs, Canada, 2021
  • Mitacs Accelerate, Science Concepts International, 2020
  • Mitacs Accelerate, Toyota Canada, 2018
  • Second place Award, U.S. Hydrogen Student Design Contest, 2018
  • Grand prize Award, U.S. Hydrogen Student Design Contest, 2016

International experience and/or work

  • Acted as a scientific and technical delegate on the Canadian team for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III report- summary for policy makers.

Key publications

List of publication can be found at google scholar

J23. Wang, W., Ma, Y., Maroufmashat, A., Zhang, N., Li, J., & Xiao, X. (2022). Optimal design of large-scale solar-aided hydrogen production process via machine learning based optimisation framework. Applied Energy, 305, 117751.

J22. Preston, N., Maroufmashat, A., Riaz, H., Barbouti, S., Mukherjee, U., Tang, P., ... & Fowler, M. (2021). An Economic, Environmental and Safety Analysis of Using Hydrogen Enriched Natural Gas (HENG) in Industrial Facilities. Energies, 14(9), 2445.

J21. Shamsi, H., Tran, M. K., Akbarpour, S., Maroufmashat, A., & Fowler, M. (2020). Macro-Level Optimization of Hydrogen Infrastructure and Supply Chain for Zero-emission Vehicles on a Canadian Corridor. Journal of Cleaner Production, 125163.

J20. Preston, N., Maroufmashat, A., Riaz, H., Barbouti, S., Mukherjee, U., Tang, P., ... & Fowler, M. (2020). How can the integration of renewable energy and power-to-gas benefit industrial facilities? From techno-economic, policy, and environmental assessment. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

J19. Walker, S., Al-Zakwani, S., Maroufmashat, A., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2020). Multi-Criteria Examination of Power-to-Gas Pathways under Stochastic Preferences. Energies, 13(12), 3151.

J18. Maroufmashat, A., Taqvi, S. T., Miragha, A., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2019). Modeling and Optimization of Energy Hubs: A Comprehensive Review. Inventions, 4(3), 50.

J17.  Al-Zakwani S., Maroufmashat, A., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2019), Allocation of Ontario’s surplus electricity to different Power- gas applications, energies, Accepted.

J16.  Likkasit, C., Maroufmashat, A., Elkamel, A., Ku, H. M., & Fowler, M. (2018). Solar-aided hydrogen production methods for the integration of renewable energies into oil & gas industries. Energy Conversion and Management, 168, 395-406.

J15.  Maroufmashat, A., & Fowler, M. (2018). Policy Considerations for Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Incentives: Case Study in Canada. World Electric Vehicle Journal, 9(3), 38.

J14. Maroufmashat, A., & Fowler, M. (2017). Transition of Future Energy System Infrastructure; through Power-to-Gas Pathways. Energies, 10(8), 1089.

J13. Ranisau, J., Barbouti, M., Trainor, A., ..., Maroufmashat, A., & Fowler, M. (2017). Power-to-Gas Implementation for a Polygeneration System in Southwestern Ontario. Sustainability, 9(9), 1610.

J12.  Al-Subaie, A., Maroufmashat, A., Elkamel, A., & Fowler, M. (2017). Presenting the implementation of power-to-gas to an oil refinery as a way to reduce carbon intensity of petroleum fuels. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(30), 19376-19388.

J11. Mukherjee, U., Maroufmashat, A., Narayan, A., Elkamel, A., & Fowler, M. (2017). A stochastic programming approach for the planning and operation of a power to gas energy hub with multiple energy recovery pathways. Energies, 10(7), 868.

J10. Mukherjee, U., Maroufmashat, A., Ranisau, J., Barbouti, M., Trainor, A., Juthani, N., ... & Fowler, M. (2017). Techno-economic, environmental, and safety assessment of hydrogen powered community microgrids; case study in Canada. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(20), 14333-14349.

J9.   Mukherjee, U., Walker, S., Maroufmashat, A., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2017). Development of a pricing mechanism for valuing ancillary, transportation and environmental services offered by a power to gas energy system. Energy, 128, 447-462.

J8. Maroufmashat, A., Sattari, S., Roshandel, R., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2016). Multi-objective optimization for design and operation of distributed energy systems through the multi-energy hub network approach. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(33), 8950-8966.

J7.  Maroufmashat, A., Fowler, M., Khavas, S. S., Elkamel, A., Roshandel, R., & Hajimiragha, A. (2016). Mixed integer linear programing-based approach for optimal planning and operation of a smart urban energy network to support the hydrogen economy. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(19), 7700-7716.

J6.  Maroufmashat, A., & Sattari, S. (2016). Estimation of natural gas optimum allocation to consuming sectors in year 2025 in Iran. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 11(7), 587-596.

J5.  Sayedin, F., Maroufmashat, A., Roshandel, R., & Khavas, S. S. (2016). Optimal design and operation of a photovoltaic–electrolyser system using particle swarm optimisation. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 35(6), 566-582.

J4.  Sayedin, F., Maroufmashat, A., Sattari, S., Elkamel, A., & Fowler, M. (2016). Optimization of Photovoltaic Electrolyzer Hybrid systems; taking into account the effect of climate conditions. Energy Conversion and Management, 118, 438-449.

J2.  Maroufmashat, A., Elkamel, A., Fowler, M., Sattari, S., Roshandel, R., Hajimiragha, A., ... & Entchev, E. (2015). Modeling and optimization of a network of energy hubs to improve economic and emission considerations. Energy, 93, 2546-2558.

J1.  Maroufmashat, A., Sayedin, F., & Khavas, S. S. (2014). An imperialist competitive algorithm approach for multi-objective optimization of direct coupling photovoltaic-electrolyzer systems. International journal of hydrogen energy, 39(33), 18743-18757