Aliyu Ibrahim-Nagidi

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

Cohort 4 Students

Aliyu Ibrahim-Nagidi


I have a background in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and the course provided me with understanding of fundamental concepts in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. Subsequently, my master’s degree was in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and my dissertation involved developing a refined mathematical model using Mixed Integer Programming technique to minimise the makespan and production cost for Planning and Scheduling of Industrial Processes. Prior to joining the Aura CDT, I worked in the commissioning, start-up, and operation of a Process Plant. The experience enhanced my critical analysis skills and exposed me to working in a multidisciplinary team.

Research Interests:

My areas of research interests include Offshore Wind Energy integration into the wider energy network to reduce carbon emissions with focus on optimal grid planning and operation to ensure efficient utilisation of existing infrastructure, energy systems modelling and optimisation, investigating challenges in offshore wind energy systems management and proposing solutions to enhance system flexibility and improved grid connectivity of offshore wind energy.

Why you applied for the Aura CDT:

I applied for the Aura CDT because of my interest in research related to sustainable energy mix and renewable energy integration. The unique approach of the CDT which promotes knowledge exchange between academia and industry was a great motivation for me to apply for the programme. Also, engaging in research in a multidisciplinary environment will allow me gain valuable insights to develop innovative and sustainable solutions aimed at achieving net-zero targets. Ultimately, the training and support provided during the programme will empower me with knowledge and skills to help enhance my career prospects.

My research:

Integrating offshore wind with Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage for a Net Zero Humber at the University of Hull

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