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Omar Aboelazayem

Specialist in Sustainable Chemical Processing, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Omar Aboelazayem is a Technical Specialist in Sustainable Chemical Processing at Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

Omar completed his PhD in Chemical Process and Energy Engineering at London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2019, with a thesis entitled "Development of an environmentally benign and optimised biodiesel production process". The extension of his PhD research findings was funded by the Newton Institutional Links Fund, British Council between UK and Egypt.

Prior joining the University of Nottingham, Omar worked as a Postdoctoral Reserch Assistant at Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering at LSBU. He assist 5 PhD-students at LSBU in experimental work, process optimisation, results interpretation and process simulation/integration. He took an active role in organising a workshop for Sustainable Biodiesel Production in April 2019 and inviting leading researchers working in relevant fields from national and international universities.

Omar graduated with a BSc (Hons) in chemical engineering from The British University in Egypt (BUE) in 2013 followed by five formative years working in BUE as a Teaching assistant and Assistant Lecturer. He obtained a MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from BUE in 2018.

Expertise Summary

Omar's research interests are summarised in

  • Biofuels production and processing i.e. biodiesel, biooil, bioethanol, etc.
  • Supercritical technology in chemical processes
  • Lignicellulosic biomass valorisation into value-added chemicals
  • Thermochemical conversion technologies i.e. pyrolysis and gasification
  • Sustainable process energy integration
  • Process variables optimisation
  • Residual waste heat recovery

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