Prof Iftekhar KARIMI

Principal Investigator

Professor Karimi specializes in Process Modeling, Synthesis, Integration, Optimization and Development; Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency; Machine Learning, Oil and Gas supply chains; Carbon Capture & Utilization; and Technoeconomic Assessments. He has published extensively in the area of PSE, with >8000 citations till date, and has led many industry-collaborative research and consulting projects (e.g. SRC, SLNG, SPPG, Shell, Rolls-Royce, Qatargas). Professor Karimi’s work is also supported by NRF, NCCS, EMA, ExxonMobil and SgEC.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS and a PI for the C4T JPS programme.

Singapore - NUS



Research Interest

- Modeling and optimisation
- Energy systems and energy efficiency
- Planning and scheduling
- Oil and gas supply chains
- Systems biology

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Devanand, Aravind, Gourab Karmakar, Nenad Krdzavac, Feroz Farazi, Mei Qi Lim, Y.S. Foo Eddy, Iftekhar A. Karimi, and Markus Kraft. 2022. ‘ElChemo: A Cross-Domain Interoperability between Chemical and Electrical Systems in a Plant’. Computers & Chemical Engineering, January, 107556.

Eibeck, Andreas, Arkadiusz Chadzynski, Mei Qi Lim, Kevin Aditya, Laura Ong, Aravind Devanand, Gourab Karmakar, et al. 2020. ‘A Parallel World Framework for Scenario Analysis in Knowledge Graphs’. Data-Centric Engineering 1 (July): e6.

Devanand, Aravind, Gourab Karmakar, Nenad Krdzavac, Rémy Rigo-Mariani, Y.S. Foo Eddy, Iftekhar A. Karimi, and Markus Kraft. 2020. ‘OntoPowSys: A Power System Ontology for Cross Domain Interactions in an Eco Industrial Park’. Energy and AI 1 (August): 100008.

Devanand, Aravind, Markus Kraft, and Iftekhar A Karimi. 2019. ‘Optimal Site Selection for Modular Nuclear Power Plants’. Computers & Chemical Engineering 125 (June): 339–50.

Huang, K and I A Karimi, "Efficient Algorithm for Simultaneous Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks". Chemical Engineering Science, 105 (2014): 53-68.

Tavallali, M S, I A Karimi, K M Teo, D Baxendale and S Ayatollahi, "Optimal Producer Well Placement and Production Planning in an Oil Reservoir". Computers & Chemical Engineering, 55 (2013): 109-125.

Aggarwal, S, I A Karimi, and R I Gregorious, "In Silico Modeling and Evaluation of Gordonia alkanivorans for Biodesulfurization". Molecular BioSystems, 9, no. 10 (2013): 2530-2540.

Haghpanah, R, A Majumder, R Nilam, A Rajendran, S Farooq, I A Karimi and M Amanullah, "Multiobjective Optimization of a Four-Step Adsorption Process for Postcombustion CO2 Capture Via Finite Volume Simulation". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, no. 11 (2013): 4249-4265.

Khalighi, M, Y Chen, S Farooq, I A Karimi and JW Jiang, "Propylene/propane separation using SiCHA". Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (2013): 3877-3892.


1994 DuPont’s Best Manufacturing Technology award
1985 IBM faculty development award