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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences. Researcher in Renewable Energy Systems, Hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers. I am a member of the Engineering, Design and Manufacture (EDM) subject group and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Energy Technology (IEET).

Current teaching activities and interests

Currently i deliver the following modules:

- Renewable Energy and Sustainability

- Stress, Strain and Structural design

- Materials and Manufacture

- Design Analysis 1

- Engineering Mechanics


Current research activities

Supervising two(2) Ph.D students working on fuel cells. My research area cover a wide range of mechanical related projects. My primary area of interest is experimental investigation and optimization of renewable energy systems as well as hydrogen fuel cell cars. I am presently investigating the effect of membrane thickness on the overall performance of hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers. Material characterization of various components in the fuel cell is also another research investigation being conducted under my supervision.

Target collaborative companies

Companies with the interest in developing, manufacturing and testing of hydrogen fuel cells,  electrolysers and Optimization of renewable energy systems.


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • renewable energy systems
  • Fuel cell
  • Design

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Research Output 2017 2019

Fuel cell membranes: pros and cons

Ogungbemi, E., Ijaodola, O., Khatib, F. N., Wilberforce, T., El Hassan, Z., Thompson, J., Ramadan, M. & Olabi, A. G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Energy. 172, p. 155-172 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell membranes
Fuel cells
Composite membranes
Mechanical stability

Prospects and challenges of concentrated solar photovoltaics and enhanced geothermal energy technologies

Awotwe, T., Baroutaji, A., El-Hassan, Z., Thompson, J., Soudan, B. & Olabi, A-G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 659, p. 851-861 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geothermal energy
geothermal energy
future prospect
renewable resource

Developing a sustainable roadmap in KSA through the utilization of hydrogen energy

Alanazi, A., Laib, I., Ijaodola, O., Ogungbemi, E., Awotwe, T. W., Nisar, F., Vichare, P. & Olabi, A-G., 8 May 2018, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Developments Beyond 2030: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection. Paisley: University of the West of Scotland, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Hydrogen production
Sustainable development
Chemical reactions
3 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of bipolar plate materials on performance of fuel cells

Wilberforce, T., Ijaodola, O., Ogungbemi, E., El Hassan, Z., Thompson, J. & Olabi, A. G., 24 Dec 2018, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Hashmi, M. S. J. (ed.). Elsevier Inc., p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Fuel cells
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Cell membranes
Open Access
Fuel Cell
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Fuel cells