Dr Mohamed Ismail

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate

m.s.ismail@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Mohamed Ismail
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Mohammed is currently a Research Associate in the Energy 2050 at the University of Sheffield. He received his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering, with Distinction, from King A.Aziz University. His MSc degree was in Process Analytics and was awarded from Newcastle University (UK). Mohammed is a previous holder of the prestigious PhD scholarship of Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award (DHPA).

He completed his PhD study, which was on craterisation and modelling of the transport properties of the porous media used in low temperate polymer electrolyte fuel cells, in 2011 at the University of Leeds. Following this, Mohammed worked as a Research Fellow at the Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative (University of Leeds). Developing an efficient and cost-effective fuel cell systems for portable applications was his main research focus during his fellowship at the University of Leeds.

Research interests

Mohammed’s main research focus is to boost the efficiency of the low temperature hydrogen fuel cells through proposing new designs and materials. In addition to that, his research interests cover the following areas:

  • Characterisation of porous media used in polymer electrolyte fuel cells.
  • Numerical modelling of the electrodes of the polymer electrolyte fuel cells.
  • Development of air-breathing fuel cell systems for portable applications.
Grants
  • 2013. A novel and highly efficient fuel cell system used to power small electronic devices. An EPSRC Proof of Concept project (via the funding of the University Knowledge Transfer Scheme) (£50k). Co-investigator.
  • 2010 Development of near-to-commercialisation fuel cell systems to power small electronics. RG.ETII.482663 (£250k). Research fellow.
  • 2007. Characterisation of the transport properties of porous media in PEM fuel cells. Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award funded by EPSRC and Shell UK (£100k). PhD Student.

Patents

  • Novel Current Collectors for Air-breathing PEM Fuel Cells. Publication Number WO/2014/080174.
  • Novel Numerical Model for Air-breathing PEM Fuel Cells. Publication Number WO/2013/088122.v