Research Output per year
Ahmed is a Lecturer of Thermal-Fluid Sciences in Mechanical Engineering. He has extensive first-hand research experience in thermal systems modelling and optimisation. He developed several approaches in adsorption systems modelling, which is now widely adopted by other researchers. He worked in 1D engine modelling to study and optimise the electrification of turbochargers. In the field of turbomachinery, he carried out 3D Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) turbine modelling and coupled 1D/3D-FCD modelling. Ahmed published several impactful journal papers (h-index 10, above 400 citations). He published, presented and co-chaired in many internationally reputable conferences
Thermal energy storing and upgrading.
Heat pump and refrigeration technologies.
Multi-generation (CHP, CCHP).
Energy systems modelling and optimisation.
Funding Applications and Awards
2019: PI, Global Challenges Research Fund (£50K). Cooling for Life in Sub-Saharan Africa Stage-1, interdisciplinary approach (Engineering + Business) Aston University and University of Rwanda.
2019: CoI, Academy for Science and Technology JESOR (£50K). Development of off-grid solar-driven adsorption water-desalination system (An application to brackish coastal groundwater). Aston University and Desert Research Centre in Egypt.
2019: CoI, Innovate UK - GCRF demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development (£60K). AIR PUREX LTD, Aston University and Coventry University.
2018: PI, Aston Institute of Material Research (AIMR) seedcorn fund (£1500). Investigating the potential use of graphene to intensify the heat transfer performance of adsorption systems.
2018: CoI, Newton Institutional Links (£270k), Multidisciplinary approach to utilize active geothermal zones for sustainable freshwater and power supply, western coast of Suez Gulf, Egypt. University of Birmingham, Aston University and Egyptian Desert Research Center (DRC).
2017: PI, University of Huddersfield internal QR allocation fund (£33k). Building a baseline thermal driven adsorption cooling system as an energy recovery module.
2015: PI, Science and Technology Development (STDF), National Challenges Program, Cairo, Egypt (£75K). Design and pilot testing of a novel efficient solar driven Silica Gel/Water Adsorption Cooling system. Project ID: 10519. 2 years.
ME1501 Design and Experimentation
ME1601 Engineering Science
ME2011 Thermodynamics and Fluids
ME3013 Heat Transfer and Turbomachinery
Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3601
Room Number: MB154E
Research output: Other contribution
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
The Influence of Pulse Shape on the Performance of a Mixed Flow Turbine for Turbocharger ApplicationsLee, S., Rezk, A., Jupp, M. & Nickson, K., 1 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research. 7, 2, p. 136-142 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Investigation of an electrically assisted turbocharger with energy recovery for a heavy duty diesel engineRezk, A., Carter, J., Jupp, M., Nickson, A. & Allport, J., 17 May 2016, The 12th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. p. 319-330
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter