Ahmed Gailani

Ahmed Gailani

University of Leeds

Ahmed Gailani is a Research Fellow in industrial decarbonisation at the University of Leeds. He is currently undertaking whole system research to explore how the industry can reduce its greenhouse gasses emissions to reach Net Zero by 2050. Ahmed is interested in modelling industrial energy use, decarbonisation technologies and future infrastructure availability.

Primary research interests include industrial decarbonisation, bottom-up modelling, capacity market modelling, physics-based battery modelling, battery degradation and energy policy.

Ahmed is currently the principal investigator of an EPSRC SEN hub early career research grant titled “Rethinking the Design of Great Britain’s Capacity Market (RED CAT). He worked as an industrial renewable energy and battery consultant for the Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) in California. Ahmed was employed with the UN Migration Agency when he was part of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq. Ahmed received fully funded Studentships in 2014 and in 2017 to study for MSc and PhD degrees.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Ahmed studied for a PhD at Teesside University, where he analysed the techno-economic effectiveness of batteries in capacity markets by developing multi-physics battery ageing models. Ahmed has experience in battery experimental characterisation using battery cycles and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He also taught undergraduate and post-graduate modules in engineering control and renewable energy sources.