Azadeh Maroufmashat

A passionate researcher who likes to link academic research to industry and Policy work.

I am currently among the only females in my department researching energy systems, Power-to-gas, and the hydrogen economy, so a desire to encourage other women to pursue and excel in STEM is particularly dear to my heart.

I am currently Canadian Science policy fellow in Environment and Climate change Canada. Research fellow/open for new opportunity

My focus is on the interaction of technology, systems, and policy with energy and the environment.

I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Energy System Engineering all from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I was a Postdoctoral fellow/ guest lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo for four years thanks to my knowledge of Renewable energy systems and integrated modeling. I am currently a Research fellow in the Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) in HEC Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

My research interests lie at the intersection of integrated modeling, optimization, and energy policy. My research contributions (including 21 high- impact journal papers, 5 book chapters, two industry technical reports, and 40 conference presentations) have primarily been on the optimal integration of sustainable energy generation and storage technologies with existing energy systems. I have investigated the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of urban energy system modeling (micro-grid applications), and power-to-gas as a feasible energy storage technology and low-carbon sustainable energy alternative for transportation and for the hydrogen economy. I have obtained several national and institutional grants/awards, including U.S. Department of Energy awards and MITACS Accelerate Grants regarding the application of the Hydrogen economy.

I also co-advised student teams that became Grand Prize winners (2016) and Honorable winners (2018) in the Hydrogen Student design contest held by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Maroufmashat, A., Investigating the incentives related to the zero-emission light-duty vehicle infrastructures in Ontario, 1st CUTRIC National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference, Mississauga, ON, Canada, Jun 2019.

Maroufmashat, A., Hydrogen for remote communities through Power-to-gas pathways, Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum, Hydrogen Business Council of Ontario, North bay, ON, Canada, Jun 2017.

Maroufmashat, A., Power-to-Gas for energy System Integration and Storage, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, Feb 2017.

C26. Maroufmashat, A., Preston N., Fowler, M., Elkamel. A. (2019, Oct.), Optimal Operation of Cogeneration Plants in Industrial Facilities, IEOM, Toronto, Canada.

C25. Gu. L., Kim J., Ko, J., Maroufmashat, A., Preston N., Fowler, M., Elkamel. A. (2019, Oct.), An Optimization Strategy for Managing Surplus Electricity through P2G Pathways, IEOM, Toronto, Canada.

C24. Maroufmashat, A., & Fowler, M. (2017, August). Low-carbon transportation pathways through power-to-gas. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) (pp. 353-356). IEEE.

C23. Mukherjee, U., Walker, S., Maroufmashat, A., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2016, Jun) Utilizing Power-to-Gas and Power-to-Power to provide ancillary services and energy storage, Energy and Water (EAW), Jun 22-23, Proceedings of 2016 Energy & Water Symposium, Windsor, ON, Canada.

C22. Al-Subaie, A., Maroufmashat, A., Walker, S., Fowler, M., & Elkamel, A. (2016, August). Decarbonizing transportation through the use of power-to-gas for oil refining operations. 2016 IEEE Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) (pp. 231-235). IEEE.

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.

J3. Bakhteeyar, H., Maleki, A., Mashat, A. M., & Sattari, S. (2016). Technology Selection for Iran's Gas Flare Recovery System. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 48, 333-339.

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.

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