Supergen Energy Networks Hub

ECR Committee Members

Ahmed Gailani

Ahmed Gailani is a Research Fellow in industrial decarbonisation at the University of Leeds and the chair of the UKERC early career researchers committee. 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 and produce modelling pathways.  

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. He also an industrial decarbonisation consultant collaborating with Element Energy on the Humber Industrial Decarbonisation Plan project.

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.