Hasan is a fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He has a multinational background and a career spanning multiple disciplines, including carbon markets, natural sciences and climate and energy policy. Hasan holds a PhD in Carbon Finance from the University of Edinburgh Business School, where his research focused on designing business models for breakthrough low-carbon technologies in steelmaking, in particular carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, to bring ‘green steel’ products to the market. He also holds an MSc in Carbon Finance and an MSc in Oceanography, on the back of a BSc in Biology with focus on marine sciences.
Hasan had previously taken up several roles in climate and energy consultancy and academic and industry research. In academia, Hasan served as a lecturer and instructor at University College London (UCL) and the University of Edinburgh, delivering postgraduate courses on energy finance and policy, and energy and environmental markets. He has also taken up EU-funded research fellowships at ESADE Business School in Barcelona and at Edinburgh. Hasan has also played a key part in securing a number of partnership grants with international institutions focused on CCUS research, including BHP Billiton, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and the University of Waterloo, Canada. Hasan has also worked as a consultant with overseas organisations and governments, particularly in China and Southeast Asia, including delivering reports on the financial viability of CCUS to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Currently, Hasan is serving as a carbon removals scientist at BeZero Carbon, focusing on developing and implementing a carbon credits rating framework to provide transparency over the quality of carbon offsets in the voluntary carbon market. His work at BeZero focuses on appraising tech-based removal solutions, including direct air capture (DAC), bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), biochar production, enhanced weathering and CO2 mineralization in industrial processes.
Hasan has published a number of journal articles on CCS and green steel, and is a member of various associations, including the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE), the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EARE).