Dr Yousif Al-Sagheer PhD

Dr Yousif Al-Sagheer

Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Yousif Al-Sagheer is a research fellow in the Fuel Birmingham Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research, based in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. His main research interest is the integration and control of fuel cell systems. He received his PhD on balancing renewable energy fluctuation using hydrogen fuel cell and water electrolyser. He studied hardware induced events in such systems to improve the balance reliability under prediction uncertainty of power generation and demand, and to provide recommendations for the operational and design requirements. He has experience on developing model predictive controllers based on the feedback theory.

Yousif received his MSc and BSc in nuclear energy engineering at the University of Baghdad. He worked on lecturing the undergraduate modules of heat transfer, advanced mathematics, and measurement instrumentations.

Qualifications

PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, 2018

Biography

Yousif Al-Sagheer is a research fellow in the school of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. His main research interest is the integration and control of fuel cell systems. He received his PhD on balancing renewable energy fluctuation using hydrogen fuel cell and water electrolyser. He studied hardware induced events in such systems to improve the balance reliability under prediction uncertainty of power generation and demand, and to provide recommendations for the operational and design requirements. He has experience on developing model predictive controllers based on the feedback theory.

Yousif received his MSc and BSc in nuclear energy engineering at the University of Baghdad. He worked on lecturing the undergraduate modules of heat transfer, advanced mathematics, and measurement instrumentations. 

Research

Yousif's research themes include:

  • Fuel cells systems design and integration for stationary applications
  • Renewable energy (RE) balancing using Hydrogen as an energy vector
  • Fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle (FCHEV) powertrain integration and control
  • Nonlinear and linearized model predictive control (MPC) Algorithm 

Yousif's research activities include:

  • FC power dispatching modes
  • PEM electrolyser flexible power controller
  • High-level RE balancing controller using real-time MPC
  • MPC controller’s development and prototyping using LabVIEW
  • FCHEV range extender
  • Optimal power split in FCHEV considering the Sat-Nav data

Publications

Y.Al-sagheer, V.Venkataraman, R.Steinberger-Wilckens: Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) for SOFC. Proc. 12th European SOFC and SOE Forum, Lucerne, 5-8 July 2016, paper B0813.