Team Member Bio

Jaffer Ghouse

Simulation and Optimization Engineer

Jaffer Ghouse, Ph.D., is a Simulation and Optimization Engineer working with the Systems Integration and Operations Group in Woodside Energy’s New Energy Business. He specializes in process design, optimization, advanced energy systems, and process intensification technologies. In his current role, Dr. Ghouse develops end-to-end systems level optimization-based tools that help evaluate various opportunities in the energy transition space, particularly low-carbon hydrogen, and ammonia.

Before joining Woodside Energy, Dr. Ghouse was the team lead at KeyLogic Systems, where he supported the Process Systems Engineering Research Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). During his tenure at NETL, he contributed to the development of open-source optimization-based software tools such as IDAES and DISPATCHES and served as the NETL Principal Investigator for the ARPA-E funded flexible carbon capture project. He also worked on a collaborative research partnership between NETL and Exxon Mobil focusing on carbon dioxide removal technologies.

Dr. Ghouse holds a Bachelor’s in Technology from Anna University Chennai (2010) in India and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University (2016) in Canada.

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