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Amar Nayak

Research Assistant at Robert Gordon University


Astute researcher with specialisation in Life Cycle Analysis, data analysis and research, looking for a more challenging job where I can explore my full potential



PhD (Environmental engineering and economics)

Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Critically analyse the existing GHG reporting system of the agencies and government
  • Critically analyse LCA parameters like allocation techniques, system boundary, emission factor and uncertainity
  • Providing an alternative framework that can incorportae life cycle emissions using case study of Iron and steel sector of UK, USA and Australia.

(Expected to finish this year- a year ahead of schedule)


MBA (Strategic Management)

Robert Gordon University, UK

Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Production)

Manipal Institute of Technology, India

Current Work

Oct 2009Present

Research Assistant

Robert Gordon University

• Data collection, data analysis and conduct literature review

• Timely execution of project with limited funding.

• Managing proper information system.

• Making course material for transport economics and sustainability

• Attending meeting across Europe and representing University in conferences

• Maintain detail information on GHG inventory, energy policies, Renewable energy and smart grid.

• Maintaining strong relationship with client and partners.


Life cycle Assessment

About to finish PhD in LCA. 


Academic writing, business writing, proposal writing


General research and analysis including synthesis and assimilation

Environment and Sustainability

GHG emissions, estimation, green city, transport, policy and decision making

Literature review

Literature review-foundation of any research

Project Management

Managed several Engineering, Design and EU wide projects

Quantitative analysis 

Statistical Analysis and Operations Research. Published  a paper in OR


Adept at using API's and moderate data cleaning

Qualitative analysis

Interview, focus group 


Just Started

Peer reviewed output

  • Xu, B., Nayak, A., Gray, D. and Ouenniche, J., 2016. Assessing energy business cases implemented in the North Sea Region and strategy recommendations.Applied Energy, 172, pp.360-371.
  • Xu, B, Nayak, A. Gray. D, Ouenniche. J, (2014). An Integrated Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Methodology for Assessing Energy Showcases implemented in The North Sea Region. In: The OR Society, OR 56 annual conference. London, 9-11 September 2014, London : The OR Society
  • Gary, D., Nayak, A., Ali, E, (2015). Benchmarking alternative fuel vehicle using DEA: Outlier analysis with policy recommendation. In: 13th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis. Braunschweig, 24-27 August.
  • Nayak A. and Gray, D., . 2014. Modelling benchmarking framework of IPL players using DEA, Malmquist and  Self-Organising maps (Sports Analytics).

Consultancy studies

  • Statistical analysis for eyeball tracking experiment to determine user trustworthiness of medical website: t-test, One way ANOVA, Friedman test, Bonferroni test and step wise regression
  • Potential market in North East of Scotland for Solar panel and Wind turbine, (Energy Policy)
  • Consultancy report to NESTRANS (North East Scotland Transport) on improving freight business in North east of Scotland and recommendations were tabled in parliament. Demonstrated key changes required in the organisation.

Other unpublished study

  • Calculating efficiency of Macro economic policy (India), using network data envelopment analysis and statistical analysis of environmental variable. (will be published later this year)
  • Conducted a Survey in Aberdeen city to evaluate the public acceptance of local government interventions to improve air quality.
  • Conducted a workshop CO2 estimation using LCA approach for project partners from Europe in Bremen, Germany.
  • Developed an excel model to estimate local emission due to transportation of Aberdeen city centre. This model is generic in nature and can be replicated elsewhere.

Employment History

February 2006 to August 2007; Organisation: OPW fuelling component (India)

Job Title: Sr Design Engineer

October 2004 to January 2006; Organisation: Harvest Electronics Ltd

Job Title: Project Engineer

November 2003 to September 2004; Organisation: Innoventive tubes Pvt Ltd

Job Title: R & D Engineer

March 2003 to October 2003; Organisation: Advik Hi tech Pvt Ltd

Job Title: Design and Development engineer

February 2002 to February 2003; Organisation: Looking for job

November 2000 to February 2002; Organisation: Godrej and Boyce Mfg Co Ltd

Job Title: Executive Manufacturing

Job Description

  • Managed projects from conception, pre-production through to completion.
  • Provided technical support to the project team and wider regional teams.
  • Managed project budgets and kept costs down.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of projects after completion.
  • Responsible for the completion of all documentation.
  • Prepared contract documentation for procurement services and materials.
  • Evaluated tenders and providing recommendations.
  • Carried out effective client liaison for all projects undertaken.
  • Liaised with customers on a regular basis to ensure the successful design and
  • 3D modelling using Pro E, AutoCAD and FEA using MIDAS.
  • Managed a team of CAD engineers and documentation engineer
  • Managed gas pump component projects from conception to delivery
  • Conceptualised and designed 3D model using Unigraphics
  • Finite element analysis using ANSYS
  • Managed full product life cycle for design and development stage.
  • Developed prototype and testing prototype

Volunteer Work and other

(2006 to 2007)- Child Rights and You (CRY)

Educated street children and under privilege children of Mumbai and created awareness among citizen through citizen charter; Created awareness of child rights among people living in slums; Enrolled street children in government school and motivating them to continue education; Educated children on general hygiene and cleanliness

Other:  Achieved third spot in Scotland in love to ride (cycle to work) challenge 2015.

Hobbies: Hill walking in Scotland and Indian hills, mountain biking, Running, Squash.

Reference on request