Dr Ismail is a lecturer in chemical engineering and has joined School of Engineering in 2022. He is an expert in multiscale modelling, operation and integration of renewable and/or electrochemical energy units and systems. His PhD study, funded by the EPSRC and Shell UK, was on the characterisation and numerical modelling of the porous media used in the clean technology of the hydrogen fuel cells. After completing his PhD, Dr Ismail has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and then at the University of Sheffield. Equipped with strong expertise in multiscale modelling and experimental characterisation, he has been an instrumental member for various research projects which involve the use of renewable and/or electrochemical technologies such as fuel cells, solar collectors, batteries, electrolysers and photovoltaics.
Dr Ismail has, as of November 2022, published more than 50 refereed journal articles, two patents and two book chapters. His research is currently centered on (i) innovating new designs and/or materials to boost the efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of the hydrogen-consuming (e.g. hydrogen fuel cells) and generating (electrolysers) technologies through numerical modelling and/or experimental means and (ii) multiphysics modelling of membrane distillation which is an efficient seawater desalination method.