Jaswanth Yaddala

Research Assistant

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK

Office: JN 3.04

Email: J.Yaddala@hw.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaswanthyaddala

Research Profile


Jaswanth Yaddala completed his MSc in Global Sustainability Engineering with Distinction from Heriot-Watt University in 2023. His final project was a Techno-economic study of Direct Air Capture (DAC) with renewable integration. It mainly focussed on the UK’s standard grid electricity, and renewable integration scenarios with variable tariffs and variable grid intensity were analysed hourly. He was part of the student led NetZero society and played a pivotal role in helping them to achieve Strive for sustainability award at the Student Union’s Annual awards.

Parallel to his MSc, Jaswanth worked as a low carbon consultant at an Edinburgh-based social enterprise. He was part of community-led low-carbon projects specialised in energy modeling and energy resource analysis, responsible for several energy audits for businesses across Scotland.

Before coming to the UK, he was part of the international community called Auroville in India for over 6 years where he contributed to several sustainability projects in the community and surrounding areas.

His experience includes innovative energy projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, demand response, microgrids, smart metering and irrigation. His roles included research, project management and stakeholder engagement, working with households, farmers, universities, industry, and governments across India and Europe.

He loves technology and is passionate about contributing to a widespread technical understanding to help solve global problems of climate change and sustainability.

Currently, Jaswanth is a research assistant at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University. His research study will focus on Carbon Removal via Artificial Laterites project and will be working on Life-cycle assessment of weathering systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

Research interests

Jaswanth’s main research areas are carbon dioxide removal (CDR), technology and system assessment, electrochemistry, renewable energy, demand management.