Contact Dr Dawid Hanak

Areas of expertise

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Conventional & Advanced Fuels
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Power Systems & Turbines
  • Process Systems Engineering


Dr Dawid P. Hanak is currently a Senior Lecturer in Energy and Process Engineering at Cranfield University. He has received a B.Eng. degree (with distinction) in Environmental and Energy Engineering, and the M.Eng. degree in Power Engineering from Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He also received the M.Sc. degree in Carbon Capture and Transport, and the Ph.D. degree in Carbon Capture Systems Engineering from Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK in 2013 and 2016, respectively. Dr Hanak has held research positions at Cranfield University, and has been leading process modelling activities in a portfolio of research projects in the areas of Energy Systems and Carbon Capture and Storage. His research interest includes low-emission power generation and industrial processes, sustainable energy systems, fossil fuel power plants retrofits with CO2 capture systems, probabilistic techno-economic performance assessment, and reliability analysis. His expertise is in process simulation and modelling of power generation and CO2 capture systems, and statistical analysis of engineering data. 

Research opportunity

I am currently accepting PhD and Master by Research applications in process engineering, chemical engineering, energy engineering, with a particular inclination on carbon capture, low-carbon power generation and industrial processes. 

Current activities



    • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    • InnovateUK
    • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Origen Power Ltd
    • Cambridge Engineering Analysis & Design Ltd (CEAD)
    • Epicam Ltd
    • Cambridge Cleantech
    • Transvac Ltd
    • Aurelius Ltd


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