Scientific Journey & Academic Discoveries

Preoptima is rooted in scientific rigour and rests on over 25 years of combined academic research. Its academic creators are Professor Francesco Pomponi and Dr. Bernardino D’Amico, soon after joined by Dr. Jay Arehart. This international collaboration has ensured that Preoptima was built from day one with a global outlook and currently already decarbonising new projects in both the UK and the US.

The scientific profiles of the academic founders can be seen on Google Scholar (their works have been cited > 6,000 times and downloaded > 100,000 times globally):


Francesco Pomponi

Full Professor | REBEL, Edinburgh Napier University | CISL, University of Cambridge

Bernardino D'Amico

Associate Professor | Edinburgh Napier University


Jay H. Arehart

University of Colorado Boulder

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