Dr Omar Aboelazayem
- Position: Research Fellow in Advanced Biofuels
- Areas of expertise: Biofuels production; thermochemical conversion of biomass; supercritical alcoholysis; downstream processing; process optimisation; process energy integration
- Email: O.Aboelazayem@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: Energy Building
- Website: LinkedIn | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
Omar has joined University of Leeds (UoL) as a Research Fellow in Advanced Biofuels Production. He is working on an EPSRC funded project entitled “Tailored Production and Utilisation of Sustainable Low Cost Lignocellulosic Advanced Biofuel Blends as Diesel and Petrol Substitutes: SusLABB”. He had BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from The British University in Egypt (BUE) and PhD in Chemical Process and Energy Engineering from London South Bank University (LSBU).
Dr Aboelazayem’s PhD work was focused on biodiesel production from high-acidity waste cooking oil using supercritical methanolysis. After graduation, he took up a postdoctoral position at LSBU where he worked on enhancing the oxidation stability of biodiesel and lignin conversion into biooil via pyrolysis. Prior to joining UoL, he worked as a technical specialist in sustainable downstream processing at the University of Nottingham on an industrial project with BIOME Bioplastics Ltd that was designed to produced bio-based monomer for the production of biodegradable bioplastics.
- Biofuels production
- Waste Valorisation
- Thermochemical conversion of biomass
- Process design and simulation
- Process energy integration
- Process optimisation via design of experiments
- Sustainable downstream processing
- PhD in Chemcial Process and Energy Engineering from London South Bank University (LSBU)
- MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from The British University in Egypt (BUE)
- BSc in Chemical Engineering from The British University in Egypt (BUE)
- Fellow at the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Associate Member at the Institute of Chemical Engineering (AMIChemE)
Omar is an experienced teacher recognised by the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow (FHEA) in line with the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. He worked for 5 years as a tutor at the department of chemical engineering, The British University in Egypt (BUE). He also supported laboratory teaching activities at London South Bank University and the University of Nottingham.
On the other hand, Omar has assisted in the supervision of 5 MSc students and 3 PhD students during his postdoctoral positions at London South Bank University and the University of Nottingham.