Omar previously worked for the Centre for Low Carbon Futures as a Researcher, which was a collaboration between four universities in the North of England and the University of Birmingham. He then took a position as a Research Manager with the Midlands Energy Consortium, a regional research collaboration between five universities (including Birmingham once again) and the British Geological Survey. His role involved creating new and maintaining existing collaborations between academic members of staff.
After spending a short time assisting with the initiation of the Innovate UK - funded Energy Research Accelerator, Omar took up the post of Project Manager at the University of Birmingham, starting in January 2017. Omar is responsible for managing the Multi-Scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project. Omar is also contributing directly to Work Package Four of the project – developing the UK Energy Storage Observatory (UKESTO).
In addition to his commitments to MANIFEST, Omar is also managing the Energy Storage Prioritisation in Mexico project.
Omar has a background in environmental science and completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Leeds before undertaking and MSc in Environment, Economics and Sustainable Development at University College London.