Abubakr Siddiq

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher


School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom 



Lead Supervisor

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens 

Research summary

Abubakr began his PhD at the CDT for Fuel Cells and their Fuels in 2018. Where he is currently working under the supervision of Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens (School of Chemical Engineering) and Professor Peter Slater (School of Chemistry). He is looking at synthesising and testing materials for proton conducting solid oxide electrolysers.

Abubakr is funded through the EPSRC CDT  in Fuel Cells and their fuels: EP/L015749/1.


MEng, Chemical Engineering, University of Hull (2017)


Abubakr studied chemical engineering at the University of Hull. For his master project he worked on the development and optimisation of viscosity measurement sub-system for Lab-on-a-Chip microfluidic devices. 


Abubakr’s main research interest lies in synthesis and testing proton conducting ceramics for use in proton conducting solid oxide electrolysers. He is looking at possible electrode materials that can be used within a cell. 

Other activities

Abubakr has helped to organise the H2FC Supergen Young Researcher’s Conference 2018. Outside of materials and electrolyser research, Abubakr enjoys playing football and tennis.