Amar Nayak
First Name: Amar
Surname: Nayak
Position: Research Assistant
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263134
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Duties and Responsibilities

Amar Nayak joined Aberdeen Business School as a Research Assistant in 2009 and has been working in multi-disciplinary topics within Energy, transport, Sustainability, benchmarking, performance evaluation and decision making.

As a career progression path, he stared his PhD in 2011 and his research topic is to develop a consumption based methodology for estimating CO2 emissions of UK Iron and Steel sector. This study will also compare similar methodology from USA and Germany. The outcome of the study will significantly change the way CO2 emission is currently measured (production based). This study is carried out with assistance from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Ricardo AEA.

Academic Background

Amar gained his MBA with RGU in 2007-2008 and Bachelors of Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology (India) from 1996 to 2000. He worked in India from 2000 to 2007 as a Design Engineer and Project Engineer.

Research Interests

  • Performance/Productivity improvement, cost cutting, input output resource optimisation and benchmarking (Data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis).
  • Multi criteria decision making (decision making under conflicting and range of criteria) and scenario analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Carbon emission modelling at local level.
  • Sports analytics
  • Statistical Data analysis
  • Greenhouse gas emission of industry sector and at national level
  • Iron and steel industry emissions.
  • Economic sector emissions and its methodology
  • R Software


Carbon Responsible transport strategies for North Sea Area (CARE north, 2009- 2012). To develop a comprehensive, strategic and practical approach to urban and regional transport/accessibility in the North Sea Region in the context of climate change and declining oil supplies.

Eharbours (2010-2014): The objective of this project is to create a more sustainable energy model in harbour regions on the basis of innovative intelligent energy networks (smart grids) by focusing on increasing the production and use of renewable energy, smart grids and electric transport.

Risk Based Consenting for Offshore Renewables (RiCORE, 2015-2016): The aim of the RiCORE project is to establish a risk-based approach to consenting where the level of survey requirement is based on the environmental sensitivity of the site, the risk profile of the technology and the scale of the proposed project.



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 .

Other output

Nayak A (2015). Project Management plan with risk register. Plan made for RiCORE project.

Nayak A and Gray D (2012). Carbon Model for Aberdeen city centre. Report made for CARE north project

Gray, D and Nayak A (2011). Potential benefits of using video conferencing. Study done for RGU

Working papers

Nayak, A and Gray, D (2015). Data analytics for Indian Premier League: Benchmarking efficiency and Malmquist productivity index approach.

Nayak, A and Owen, A (2015). Consumption based emission of UK Iron and Steel sector.

Nayak, A and Owen A (2015). Comparing Iron and Steel sector CO2 emissions of UK, USA and Germany