Naseruddin Khan

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher

Naserurddin Khan


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


Lead Supervisor

Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens

Research Summary

Naseruddin (Naser) Khan joined the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research in September 2017 as part of the CDT. Prior to this, he completed a masters degree from University College London in September 2016. Naser also holds a first class bachelors degree (BEng with Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London.

Naser’s current research aims at systems integration of energy storage devices with PEM fuel cells systems with a focus on automotive applications.

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


MSc: Power Systems Engineering (accredited by IET, IMechE), University College London, 2016.

BEng: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (accredited by IET), Queen Mary University of London, 2015.


Naser graduated from Queen Mary University of London with bachelors degree in 2015. He then completed an electro-mechanical taught masters course at University College London (UCL) in 2016.  During the course of his higher education in the UK, he carried out and lead several projects, both group and individual based. Naser also has a valuable industrial experience in PEM fuel cell systems integration at a leading London-based firm called Arcola Energy.

During his time at UCL Naser lead an industry-level group project, in collaboration with two other groups, which aimed at design and build of a high-efficiency hydrogen powered car. This car was then entered into the Shell Eco Marathon competition held in London Olympics Park in 2016. While at UCL, Naser self-proposed a dissertation project motivated from previous work done by IBM Research. The dissertation topic was ‘Study on reuse of heat in High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) systems”.

Naser’s most important milestones were;

  • Zero Emissions Bus with RAnge extension (ZEBRA) – Project at Arcola Energy Ltd, London.
  • Hydrone Power System (Shell Eco Marathon) – MSc Group Project at UCL
  • Study on Reuse of Heat from High Concentration Photovoltaic Systems – Nanosystems Engineering Laboratory at UCL


Naser’s area of research involves;

  • hybridisation of electric vehicle powertrain
  • PEM fuel cell system integration
  • optimisation of energy management strategy
  • optimal sizing of energy storage devices
  • energy recuperation via regenerative braking
  • dynamic modelling in Matlab/Simulink environment
  • hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) testing

Other activities

Naser plays many sports and enjoys many extra-curricular activities. He has played table tennis at national level during his A-levels.