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Prof. Abdul Ghani Olabi DIRECTOR OF THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTRE Academic Rank Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Dublin City University, Ireland

Research Interests:

  • • Prof Olabi received his M.Eng and Ph.D. from Dublin City University, since 1984 he worked at different national and international institutes such as; National Research Centre-Italy “CNR”, Research Centre of FIAT-Italy “CRF”, Dublin City University “DCU” and Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies “IEET” at UWS. Prof Olabi has supervised 40 PhD students to successful completion. Prof Olabi has edited more than 20 proceedings and has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and international conferences, in addition to more than 60 book chapters. In the last 4 years Prof Olabi has patented 2 innovative projects. Prof Olabi is the founder of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP, www.seepconference.com and the International Conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials. He is the Subject Editor of the Elsevier Energy Journal, Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Smart Materials (Elsevier), Editor of the Reference Module of Materials Science and Engineering (Elsevier), Editor in Chief of Renewable Energy section of Energies, Associate Editor of Smart Energy Journal (Elsevier), Associate Editor of the International Jouenal of the Thermofluids, Honorary Editor of Energy Storage and Saving (KeAi-Sciencedirect) and board member of a few other journals. Prof Olabi has coordinated different National, EU and International Projects. He has produced different reports to the Irish Gov. regarding: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells and Solar Energy. The Sustainable Energy and Power Systems Research Centre has 10 members who are classified as top 2% scientists in the world.

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2021- Present: Director of Sustainable Energy and Power Systems Research Centre in University of Sharjah 2018- 2020: Professor and head of department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering in University of Sharjah. 2013-2018: Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland. 2013-2018: Director of Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies. Research Excellence Framework REF2014, Uo15 Leader (General Engineering). 2011-2012: Deputy Head of School of Mechanical Engineering. 2008-2013: Associate Professor, Dublin City University, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 2003-2008: Assistant Professor, Dublin City University, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 1999- 2002: Research Centre of FIAT (CRF), Research Director. 1994-1998: lecturer at the Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology 1991-1993: working in a research project to obtain PhD. Degree. 1989-1990: working in a research project to obtain M.Eng. Degree. 1984-1988: Junior Engineer in R&D.
• Director of the Sustainable Energy & Power Systems Research Centre. • Head of the department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering. • REF2021 Leader, “General Engineering”. • Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies, Director, (Since 2013), www.uws.ac.uk/ieet • REF2014 Uo15 Leader, “General Engineering”. • Member of the Faculty Promotion Board (2013-2018). • Chairman of Interviewing Panels (2013-2018). • Member of Interviewing Panel (2013-2018) • Member of School Board (Since 2013). • Member of University Research Committee (2013-2014). • Member of School Research Committee (Science 2014). • Director of MSc Programme in Mech. & Manuf. Eng. (Sept 2011-March 2013) • Deputy Head of School of Mechanical Engineering (2011-2012). • International Director (Jan 2003 - March 2013). • Director of Manuf. Eng. With Business Studies Programme (2005-2010) • School Research Convenor: (Sept. 2007 to Sept 2010). • School finance director (2005-2010). • School Management Committee (2005-2010) • Member of Faculty Research Committee “FRC”: (Sept. 2007 to Sept 2010). • Member of Faculty Education Committee “FRC”: (Sept. 2011 – March 2013). • Member of DCU Academic Council (2007-2012). • Associate Editors: Energy Journal, Elsevier, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaleditorialboard.cws_home/483/editorialboard • Subject Editor: Energy Journal, Elsevier for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell from Jan 2010. • Editor in Chief of Section Sustainable Energy-Energies http://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/sectioneditors/sustainable_energy • Editorial Board, Area Editor: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaleditorialboard.cws_home/622330/editorialboard • Editorial Board: Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing and Renewable Energy, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/editorial.php?products_id=11953 • Editor in Chief of Encyclopedia in Smart Materials (Elsevier). • Subject Editor: Research in Candidate Materials, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier). • Editorial Board: World Journal of Modelling and Simulation, http://www.wjms.org.uk/ • Member of Faculty promotion panel April 2011. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2014. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2015. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2016. • Member of School promotion panel Jan 2018. • In 2018, Chairman of the Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Engineering Programme at Limerick Institute of Technology. • In 2017, Chairman of the Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Engineering Programme at Tallaght Institute of Technology. • In 2013, Chairman of the Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Engineering Programme at Limerick Institute of Technology. • In 2012, Member of the Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Engineering Programme at Cork Institute of Technology. • In 2009, Member of the Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Mechanical Engineering Programme at University of Limerick. • In 2009, Preparing all accreditation documents for Manufacturing Engineering with Business Studies, Results: Accreditation Obtained • In 2005, Preparing all accreditation documents for Manufacturing Engineering with Business Studies, Results: Accreditation Obtained. • Member of interview panel in August 2014 to appoint Reader/SL in Mech. Eng. • Member of interview panel in August 2014 to appoint Lecturer in Mech. Eng. • Member of interview panel in August 2014 to appoint Lecturer in Computing. • Member of interview panel in January 2016 to appoint Lecturer in Chem. Eng. • Chairman of interview panel in Oct 2015 to appoint KTP Associate. • Chairman of interview panel in Dec 2015 to appoint KTP Associate. • Chairman of interview panel in August 2016 to appoint KTP Associate. • Chairman of interview panel in Dec 2016 to appoint KTP Associate. • Member of interview panel in January 2016 to appoint Lecturer in Chem. Eng. • Member of interview panel in January 2017 to appoint Lecturer in Chem. Eng. • Member of interview panel in May 2017 to appoint Lecturer in Chem. Eng. • Member of interview panel in June 2017 to appoint Lecturer in Mech. Eng. • Member of interview panel in December 2017 to appoint Lecturer in Mech. Eng. • Member of Faculty promotion panel April 2011. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2014. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2015. • Member of School promotion panel Dec 2016. • Member of School promotion panel Jan 2018. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2004, Dublin-Ireland. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2006, Dublin-Ireland. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2009, Dublin-Ireland. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2010, Bari-Italy. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2012, Dublin-Ireland. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2013, Maribor-Slovenia. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2014, Dubai-UAE. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2015, Paisley-UK. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2016, Turkey. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2017, Bled-Slovenia. • Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection SEEP 2018, Paisley-UK. • Materials Science and Smart Materials MSSM 2018, Paisley-UK.
Selected Chapters Publications: 1. Najrul Hussain, Mohammad A. Abdelkareem, Hussain Alawadhi, Abdul Ghani Olabi, 2021, Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Cu-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-815732-9.00107-8. 2. Concetta Semeraro, Abdul-Ghani Olabi, Michele Dassisti, 2021, Sustainability Issues in Manufacturing and Operation of Second-Generation Flow Batteries, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-815732-9.00076-0. 3. Tabbi Wilberforce, Ahmad Baroutaji, Abed Alaswad, Mohammad A Abdelkareem, Mohammed Ramadan, Abdul Ghani Olabi, Enas T Sayed, Khaled Elsaid, Hussein M. Maghrabie, 2021, Piezoelectric Sensors, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-815732-9.00110-8. 4. Michele Dassisti, Abdul-Ghani Olabi, Giovanna Brunetti, 2021, Application of Magnetorheological Fluids MRF in a Suspension System, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-815732-9.00085-1. 5. Anum Iqbal, Mohammad A. Abdelkareem, Nasser M Hamdan, Ahmad Baroutaji, Tabbi Wilberforce, Abdul Ghani Olabi, 2021, Materials for a New Generation of Batteries, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-815732-9.00101-7. Journal Publications: 1. Ahmed Fathy, Seydali Ferahtia, Hegazy Rezk, Dalia Yousri, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, A.G. Olabi, Optimal adaptive fuzzy management strategy for fuel cell-based DC microgrid, Energy, 2022, Article: 123447. 2. A.G. Olabi, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Renewable energy and climate change, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 158, 2022, Article: 112111. 3. Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Mohamed S. Mahmoud, Khaled Elsaid, Enas Taha Sayed, Tabbi Wilberforce, Mohammed Al-Murisi, Hussein M. Maghrabie, A.G. Olabi, Prospects of Thermoelectric Generators with Nanofluid, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Volume 29, 2022, Article: 101207. 4. Abdul Hai Alami, Mohamad Ramadan, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Jawaher Jamal Alghawi, Nouf Talib Alhattawi, Hamda Ahmad Mohamad, Abdul-Ghani Olabi, Novel and practical photovoltaic applications, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Volume 29, 2022, Article: 101208. 23 5. Ahmed G. Abo-Khalil, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Enas Taha Sayed, Hussein M. Maghrabie, Ali Radwan, Hegazy Rezk, A.G. Olabi, Electric vehicle impact on energy industry, policy, technical barriers, and power systems, International Journal of Thermofluids, Volume 13, 2022, Article: 100134. Conference Publications: 1. Tareq Salameh, Amani Al-Othman, Abdul Ghani Olabi, Salah Issa, Muhammad Tawalbeh, Abdul Hai Alami, Comparative life cycle assessment for PEMFC stack including fuel storage materials in UAE, Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET), 2020. 2. Oluwatosin S. Ijaodola, Tabbi Wilberforce, Emmanuel Ogungbemi, James Thompson, Abdul Ghani Olabi, Effect of bipolar plate materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cel. The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 2019. 3. H. Cherif, I. Laib, A. Menacer, A. Benakcha, S.E. Chehaidia and A.G. Olabi, Exprimental diagnosis of inter turn stator fault using discrete wavelet energy ratio in induction motor. The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 2019. 4. A. Al-Anazi, F. N. Khatib, Tabbi Wilberforce, P. Vichare, A. G. Olabi, Introduction of pemfc to the electricity generation sector in KSA. The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 2019. 5. I. Laib, H. Cherif , K. Kaced , M. Bounabi , ZE. Dahmane , A. Hamidat and A.G. Olabi, Agent-based intelligent energy management for grid- connected photovoltaic system. The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 2019.
• Omar Alghoul, Development and Optimization of Anaerobic Digestion Using Waste Materials, August 2018. • Awotwe Tabbi Wilberforce, Design and Development of Innovative Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using Open Pore Cellular Foam Material, July 2018. • Chukwuma Onumaegbu, Optimization of three different pre-treatment processes to enhance lipid extraction from microalgal biomass, June 2018. • Khalid Almazyed, Attitude of Employees Toward Organizational Productivity: A Comparative Analysis of Public and Private Construction and Manufacturing Companies in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, January 2018. • Cristina Rodriguez, Enhanced Methane Production from Mixed Waste Organic Materials, September 2017. • Atinuke Modesola Oladoye, Design and Characterisation of Metallic Bipolar Plates for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, August 2016. • Ahmed Al-Makky, Prediction of the Gas Emission and Movement from Soil Media with Concern of Energy and Environment, June 2016. • Maria Montingelli, Development and application of a mechanical pretreatment to increase the biogas produced from Irish macroalgal biomass. September 2015. • Leonard Ekpeni, Investigation of Biomasses in Improving Biogas Production through their Uses in High-Pressure Homogenizer (HPH), May 2015. • Abdalmonem Tamtam, University Students and Teaching Staff Attitudes toward Language of Instruction in Libyan Science and Engineering Education, January 2014. • Ahmad Baroutaji, Energy Absorption Through the Lateral Collapse of Thin-walled Single, Nested and Sandwich Tubes, October 2013. • Ayad Khalifa Mohamed Aboderheeba, Novel Approach to Pre-treats Agriculture Products/Residues and Food Waste to Improve Biogas Production and Optimization Analysis using Design of Experiment, August 2013. • Ali Abdullah Alghamdi, Magneto-Rheological Damper Design for Vehicle Suspension System, July 2013. • Silvia Tedesco, Hollander beater mechanical pre-treatment assessment to advance methane generation from Irish indigenous marine (macroalgal) biomass. July 2013. • Izwan Ismail, Stress-Resistance of Magnetorheological Fluid in Squeeze Mode, May 2013. • Muhammad Hasanuzzaman, Investigation of Porous Glasses Based On Sodium Borosilicate Glass System, April 2013. • Mustafa Sajjia, Developments of New Driveline Components, PhD, March 2013. • Abed Al-Aswad, Finite Element Application For Multi Layered T-Branch Hydroforming, PhD, Feb 2012 • Marwa Ali, Developments of an Eco-friendly Composite Material for Engineering Applications, Jan 2012 • Houssam Achour, Effects of Fuel Systems on Air Pollution, PhD, Feb 2012. • James Carton, Developments of PEM Fuel Cell, PhD, May 2011. • Hayat El-Tawahni, Optimization of the Laser Cutting Process for Ceramic Materials, PhD, Feb 2011. • Muhammad Rehan, Design Optimisation of Mechanical Structures, PhD, July 2010. • Vincent Lawler, Finite Element and Experiment on S.O. Fuel Cell, PhD, June 2010. • Nasser Ekreem, Electro-Magnetic Properties of Parts Magnetostrictive Materials, Jan 2009. • Saiful Amri Bin Mazlan, Magneto Rheological Fluid “MRF” Characteristics, PhD, June 2008. • Ezzeddin M. Hassan, Optimization of Dissimilar Welded Components, PhD, June 2008 • Artur Grunwald, Design and Optimization of Magnetostrictive Actuator, Sept 2007 • Lutfi El-Gammudi, Effects of Mechanical Properties, Product Quality and Marketing Implication Due to Utilization of Rejects, Sept 2007. • Khaled Ben Younis, Optimisation of Laser Welded Joints, Jan. 2007. • Edmund Morris, Computational Simulation of the Response of Nested Systems to Impact Loading, Sept. 2006. • M.M.Rahman, Modelling of Rheological Characteristics of Curing PMMA Bone Cement, March 2006. • A.Abulamosha, Strategy for the Development of CNG System, July 2005. • Khaled Saeed, CIM Implementation in Developed and Developing Countries, July 2005. • M.D. Din Islam, Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Hydroforming Bi-Layered Tubular components, July 2005. • A.Alsebaie, Characterisation of Alumina-Zirconia Nanocomposites, December 2005. • Hayat Tawahini, Optimization of Soft Magnetic Materials, April 2006. • M. Hasanuzzaman, Effects of Particle Size and Aspect Ratio on the Shrinkage Characteristics of Sintered Parts, Sept. 2006. • Habibulla Amin Chowdhury, Developments of Advanced CNG System, MEng, July 2008. • Andrew Clarke, Production and Optimization of Bio Fuel Energy, MEng, Aug. 2009. • Fatma A. Alfarjani, Design and Optimization of Process Parameters in Bio-Gas Production Systems, January 2012. • Esam Tabouli, Computer Intergrated Manufacturing in Prints Industry, August 2016. • PhD, 2018, On the thermodynamics and dynamics of coal and biomass combustion, University of Glasgow, UK. • PhD, 2018, Modelling of Laser Surface Glazing for Metallic Materials by Finite Element Method, City University London, UK. • PhD, 2018, Development of a global energy management system for non-energy intensive multi-site manufacturing organisations, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. • PhD, 2017, Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Multi-Pass Thermosyphon-Based Heat Exchanger, University of Brunel, UK. • PhD, 2017, Investigation on Modelling and Optimization of the Cleanroom, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. • PhD, 2017, Thermal Efficiency of Nanofluid-Based Flat Plate Solar Collector, University of Malaya, Malaysia. • PhD, 2016, Analysis and modelling of Particulate Matter Filtration in Internal Combustion Engine Exhaust After treatment Systems, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy • PhD, 2015, Production of Biodiesel by Mixed Culture of Oleaginous Yeast Rhodosporidium Toruloides and Microalga Chlorella Pyrenoidosa from Wastewater, University of Macau, China. • PhD, 2015, Modelling of the thermal behaviour of a two-phase closed thermosyphon, University of Brunel, UK. • PhD, 2015, Experimental Investigation with CFD Modelling of Thermosyphon-Equipped Heat Exchangers Used For Recovery of Low-Grade Heat, University of South Wales, UK. • PhD, 2015, Dyeing Process Parameters Optimization and Quality Characteristics Modeling for Viscose Blended Knitted Fabrics, University of Malaya, Malaysia. • PhD, 2015, A Novel Magnetorheological Damper Using a Cooling System, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. • PhD, 2015, Study of Organic Rankine Cycle and its Modeling Incorporating District Heating System Vis-À-Vis Impacts on Environment and Society, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute Of Technology, Agartala- India. • PhD, 2014, Studies on Tribological Wear Behaviour for Optimization of Dual-Phase Steels, Visvesvaraya Technological University-India. • M.Eng, 2013, Controllable Suspension Design Using MagnetoRheological Fluid, University of Pretoria, South Africa. • PhD, 2013, Experimental Analysis of a Flat Plate Collector with Solar Tracking for Various Applications, Visvesvaraya Technological University-India. • M.Eng., 2012, Development of Portable Tensile Tester and its Use in Characterising Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Specimens, UCD, Dublin. • PhD, 2011, Design and Optimization of PV Energy System, Visvesvaraya Technological University-India. • PhD, 2010, Design of an Otto Cycle / Stirling Cycle Hybrid Engine based Combined Heat and Power Plant, DIT, Dublin • MPhil, 2008, Design Developments and experimental investigation into an EloFlux Alkaline Fuel Cell “AFC”, DIT, Dublin • PhD degree, 2008 thesis title: Analysis of Residual Stresses and Distortions in Circumferentially Welded Thin-Walled Cylinders, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan.
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