School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Christian Onwe

Research Associate


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. He tests, evaluates and analyse the performance characteristics of spent electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries when they are utilised in other alternative applications as stationery energy storage system. 


BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Enugu State University of Science and Technology Nigeria 

MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling: University of Dundee United Kingdom 

PhD Electronic Engineering and Physics (Renewable Energy Systems Option): University of Dundee United Kingdom 


School of Engineering

Merz Court

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne



Dr Onwe's research interests are in the areas of;

  • Reuse and Recycling of second-life lithium-ion batteries (ReLiB)
  • Off-grid Renewable energy system (especially solar and wind energy system) designs and modelling
  • Battery energy storage system (Lithium-ion battery)
  • Smart micro-grid systems.