Energy Transition, Climate Action
Offshore Renewable Energy
University College Cork
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.