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Abdulla Rahil known as Abdulla

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Qualifications

PhD in hydrogen energy storage

About

I have a good experience in energy storage, mainly hydrogen energy storage and batteries. I have good experience in teaching and research inside and outside the UK. Currently, working as a research fellow at USW focusing on smart energy storage solutions. I was working as a lecturer and research assistant in DMU and UOL.

Experience

Teaching assistant- Engineering Department, University of Leicester
Roles and responsibilities: Providing efficient lab technology assistantship for Practical and Industrial Aspects of Engineering (PIAE2) and Engineering Design and Experimentation, hosting seminars, marking formal reports, and performing general administration roles that enhance students’ performances and experiences.

Part-time lecturer – School of Technology, De Montfort University
Roles and responsibilities: teaching the following engineering courses with their labs and tutorials: Audio Technology 1. This course will cover the following topics: basic electrical concepts, basic electrical laws, alternating current, capacitors and inductors, filters and operational amplifiers. All these topics will be covered in the lab too. Audio Technology 2. This course will cover the following topics: digital-analogue systems, microprocessor and microcontroller, the Arduino. The lab work will focus on the execution of many examples of Arduino.

Research Assistant in energy lab at De Montfort University
Roles and responsibilities: I have joined a team in the RangeX Tender project. The objective is to build, in the EV drivetrain test cell, an innovative, demountable (per-journey), fuel cell-powered range extender for electric vehicles. My key responsibilities are testing the real system after finishing mechanical and electrical system connection and building a Simulink model to emulate the real case.

Teaching Assistant, Engineering department, University of Leicester
Roles and responsibilities: Providing efficient lab technology assistantship (Practical and Industrial Aspects of Engineering (PIAE2) lab, AC Fundamentals lab), hosting seminars, marking formal reports, and performing general administration roles that enhance students’ performances and experiences

Laboratory Research Assistant – Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University
Roles and responsibilities: Main my responsibility was drawing a 3-D model of the fuel cell led using Creo software. Other key responsibilities include the daily setting of experiments and providing keen monitoring and observation, and recording results on a multi-time scale involving charging and discharging processes and writing the paper

Lecturer – Department of Electrical Engineering, Omar-Al-Mukhtar University, Libya
Roles and responsibilities: Taught the following engineering courses: Electrical Circuits (1 and 2), research methods, power electronics, engineering mathematics, and MATLAB basics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Visiting Lecturer – Higher Institute of Comprehensive Careers, Al Bayda- Libya
Roles and responsibilities: Taught the following courses: power electronics, electrical circuits, physics, mathematics and was involved in the supervision of an undergraduate student’s thesis

Visiting lecturer – Higher Institute of Comprehensive Careers – Al Quba- Libya
Roles and responsibilities: Delivered a blend of teaching of mathematics, visual basic principles, and electrical circuits. Also visited other institutions as an external examiner for 15 Bachelor degree students

Research Assistant – Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya
Roles and responsibilities: Provided tutorial and research support on laboratory machine and power electric operations, and held several seminars in physics and mathematics for undergraduate students

Publications

Journal Publications

• Rahil, Abdulla, et al. “Potential economic benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction due to renewable energy and electrolytic hydrogen fuel deployment under current and long term forecasting of the Social Carbon Cost (SCC).” Energy Reports 5 (2019): 602-618.
• A. Rahil and R. Gammon, “Dispatchable hydrogen production at the forecourt for electricity demand shaping”, Sustainability, vol 9, no 10, pp. 1785, 2017
RAHIL, A., GAMMON, R. and BROWN, N. (2018) Techno-economic assessment of dispatchable hydrogen production by multiple electrolysers in Libya. Journal of Energy Storage, 16, pp. 46-60.
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon and N. Brown, (2018) Flexible operation of electrolyser at the garage forecourt to support grid balancing and exploitation of hydrogen as a clean fuel. Research in Transportation Economics journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2017.12.001.
• Madziga, M.; Rahil, A.; Mansoor, R. Comparison between Three Off-Grid Hybrid Systems (Solar Photovoltaic, Diesel Generator and Battery Storage System) for Electrification for Gwakwani Village, South Africa. Environments 2018, 5, 57.
• A. Rahil, A. Madziga, M. and R. Gammon “Comparison between two off-grid hybrid systems (Solar Photovoltaic Diesel Generator and Battery Storage System) for electrification for Gwakwani Village, South Africa”, (submitted to Energy Research & Social Science).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown and M. Mazhar “Potential Economic Benefits of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction Due to Renewable Energy and Electrolytic Hydrogen Fuel deployment under current and Long-term Forecasting of the Social Carbon Cost (SCC)”, (submitted to Energy For Sustainable Development).
• A. Rahil, J. Barton and R. Gammon “Characterisation of a Ni-Fe battolyser, an integrated battery and electrolyser”, (submitted to Journal of Energy and Environmental Science).

Conference Publications

• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Demand Side Management from Electrolytic Hydrogen Production”, UK Energy Storage Conference, University of Birmingham/November 25-27, 2015 (poster).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Hydrogen fuel production from renewable sources and its role in balancing the grid in Libya”, H2FC SUPERGEN 2015 Research conference, University of Bath/December 14-16, 2015 (poster).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Onsite Hydrogen Production at the Forecourt to Support Grid Balancing”, The 1st Faculty of Technology PGR Students Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK/ June 8, 2016 (oral presentation /paper).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Dispatchable Hydrogen Production at the Forecourt for Electricity Grid Balancing” TMREE16 Int’l Conf. Fall Meeting, Paris-France/November 16-18, 2016 (oral presentation /paper).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Dispatchable Hydrogen production by multiple electrolysers to provide clean fuel and responsive demand that facilitates renewable energy integration in Libya”, H2FC Researcher Conference, Ulster University, Belfast/ December 12-14, 2016 (oral presentation).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Techno-economic Comparison between Multiple Forecourt Electrolysers and Central Hydrogen Production”, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference University of Birmingham/31st May- 1st June 2017, (oral presentation).
• A. Rahil, R. Gammon, N. Brown. “Dispatchable Hydrogen production by multiple electrolysers to provide clean fuel and responsive demand in Libya” The 8th International Renewable Energy congress, Hammamet, Tunisia /March 20-22, 2018, (oral presentation /paper).

Memberships

• May 2018-Present The International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Student Member
• Jun 2018-Present World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET) member
• Apr-Present Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
• Jun 2018- present Member of Institute of Measurement and Control (MInstMC)

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