School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Christian Onwe

Research Associate



BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

PhD Electronic Engineering and Physics (Renewable Energy Systems Option)

Address: School of Engineering

Merz Court

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne



Dr Onwe is a member of Electrical Power Research Group

He received his PhD in 2017 from The University of Dundee United Kingdom and his thesis dwelt on Renewable Energy Systems Designs and Assessment. His research interest is on Renewable Energy Systems integration with Energy Storage Systems. During his PhD he developed a software tool for modelling and simulation of solar-hydrogen energy systems. His tool considered hydrogen-cooking as an efficient means of utilising the hydrogen produced. He is currently a Research Associate at Newcastle University working on the reuse of second - life lithium - ion batteries. 

His research interests are in the areas of:

  • Renewable energy system designs and modelling
  • Battery energy storage system
  • Smart micro-grid system


  • Onwe CA, Rodley D, Reynolds S. Modelling and simulation tool for off-grid PV-hydrogen energy system. 2019. In Preparation.