Dr Aman Dhir MEng, PhD

Dr Aman Dhir

School of Chemical Engineering
Teaching Fellow
Centre Manager, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research

Contact details

School of Chemical Enginering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons) 1st Class, University of Birmingham - 2004
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham - 2008



  • Sustainable Development
  • Product Formulation & Design


  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Public Engagement & Awareness in Energy

Postgraduate supervision

Currently co -supervise 12 PhD students and several Masters students

PhD opportunities


Research Themes

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • SOEC
  • SOFC Stacking and Degradation
  • Fuels For SOFC
  • Systems Integration

Other activities

Aman also has several other responsibilities: -

  • Day to day operations of the Fuel Cell lab. This includes tours and dissemination of the technology to visitors from UK and abroad.
  • Microcab vehicle training.
  • Fuel Cell lab Health, safety and awareness.
  • Supervisor of several research projects - BEng & MEng.
  • Projects with secondary schools.
  • Guest lectures on "SOFC" and "Hydrogen & Fuel cells" for undergraduate, postgraduate and residential courses.
  • Headstart - Chemical Engineering Labs.
  • Chemical Engineering Taster Course.
  • University Open Days & Admissions tours.
  • Mentor to new PhD students.
  • Website manager.


Up to date Google Scholar

 A select few:


  1.  K. Kendall, B.G. Pollet, A. Dhir, I. Staffell, B. Millington, J. Jostins. (2010) "Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (HFCHV) for Birmingham Campus". 
  2. K. Kendall, A. Dhir & C. Yong (2010) "Strength by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM): Molecular dynamics of water layer squeezing on magnesium oxide
  3. K. Kendall, A. Dhir & S. Du (2009) “A new measure of molecular attractions between nanoparticles near kT adhesion energy”. Nanotechnology 20 Link
  4. A. Dhir (2008) "Improved Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells" PhD thesis, University of Birmingham
  5. A. Dhir and K. Kendall (2008) "Microtubular SOFC anode optimisation for direct use on methane" Journal of Power Sources 181(2): 297-303 Link
  6. A. Dhir and K. Kendall (2007). "Improving Reliability of Microtubular SOFCs for Direct Use on Methane." ECS Transactions 7(1): 823-828. Link
  7. Yong, C., W. Smith, A. Dhir and K. Kendall (2007). "Transition from elastic to plastic deformation as asperity contact size is increased." Tribology Letters 26(3): 235-238. Link