Dr Mohammed Ismail

BSc, MSc, PhD

Mohammed IsmailResearch Associate

Energy 2050 - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: C03 - Sheffield Bioincubator
40 Leavygreave Road
University of Sheffield
S3 7RD

Email: m.s.ismail@sheffield.ac.uk


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 Areas

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.

Research 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.

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • (2015) The effects of the composition of microporous layers on the permeability of gas diffusion layers. Proceedings of the 6th European Fuel Cell - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 (pp 275-276) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2013) The through-plane thermal conductivity and the contact resistance of the components of the membrane electrode assembly in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. EFC 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference (pp 113-114) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ismail MS, Borman DJ, Damjanovic T, Ingham D & Pourkashanian M (2011) On the through-plane permeability of microporous layer-coated gas diffusion layers used in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 36(16) (pp 10392-10402) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2011) The effect of anisotropic GDL on the performance of PEM fuel cell. EFC 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition (pp 407-408) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2009) Effect of MPL-coating on through-plane permeability of gas diffusion layers. EFC 2009 - Piero Lunghi Conference, Proceedings of the 3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference (pp 255-256) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2009) On the multicomponent mass transport in an anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell. EFC 2009 - Piero Lunghi Conference, Proceedings of the 3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference (pp 185-186) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2009) Through-plane permeability for untreated and PTFE-treated gas diffusion layers in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology 2009 (pp 713-721) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rosli MI, Pourkashanian M, Ingham D, Ma L, Borman DJ & Ismail M (2009) Transparent PEM Fuel Cells for Direct visualization Experiments. 2009 Proceedings of the ASME 7th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference(FuelCell2009-85089) (pp 329-337). The Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa, Newport Beach, California, 8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download