Omar Ibrahim
PhD Student
Postgraduate Student
UCC Energy Transition, Climate Action Offshore Renewable Energy


An experienced energy engineer, researcher in renewable energy technologies, energy storage, green hydrogen economy, and alternative fuels.


Omar is a Marie-Curie industrial PhD Research Fellow at University College Cork, in the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-STEP4WIND project since November 2020. He is working on coupling floating offshore wind energy with green hydrogen production and storage. He is co-supervised by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in Scotland.  The goal is to have recommendations of parameters for optimum operation of hydrogen production systems, as well as coming out with a design of a hydrogen system suitable for semi-submersible floating wind platforms or floating substations. 


Prior to joining UCC, Omar has been a DAAD scholar and obtained an M.Sc. in Energy Engineering from TU Berlin in June 2020 with a focus on energy conversion and renewable energies. He wrote his master’s thesis in the dynamic modelling of Power-Biomass to Liquid Fuels area at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics in Stuttgart.