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Project Team

Prof. Iman El-Mahallawi

PI on the Project (Egypt)

Prof. Dr. Iman El-Mahallawi earned her first degree BSC in Engineering from Cairo University, July 1981, MSc from Cairo University in Dec. 1983, and PhD degree from The University of Leeds in Jan 1987. Currently, Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and an adjunct Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department in the British University in Egypt (BUE). Founding Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy CRE at the British University in Egypt. Holding CEng and CSci titles, as well as being a Fellow Member of the IOM3 Royal Institute. H index number is 17 with (88 peer-reviewed papers Scopus cited publications, and 113 Google cited publications). Attended and presented more than 60 research work in international and national conferences. Earned Cairo University Excellence Award 2014, and Distinguishment Award 2018. 

Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering- Cairo University/ & The British University in Egypt Former Head of Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering Department- Faculty of Engineering- Cairo University (CU) 2014-2018. Founding Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, the British University in Egypt (BUE) 2006-2011 Founding Head of the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE)- BUE


Dr Oladinrin Olugbenga

Principal Investigator on the Project

Dr. Olugbenga Timo Oladinrin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS). He obtained his PhD in Construction Project Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and master’s and bachelor’s (First class honours) degrees in Quantity Surveying from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria. Currently, he is an Associate Professor (Teaching & Research) at the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth. Formerly, he was a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, a Postdoctoral fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Lecturer at FUTA. Dr Oladinrin teaches Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management both in the UK and abroad. He has a strong track record of research outputs in top refereed journals. He has successfully secured some competitive research grants from funding bodies in the UK (including the British Council grants). He has a growing profile and is actively involved in professional bodies. His research areas include construction ethics, construction innovation, sustainable construction, construction health and safety, new working practices, construction and demolition waste management - circular economy concept, quantity surveying practices, etc. You can contact him for research collaboration and PhD supervision in these areas. He is currently an academic editor and guest editor for some journals.


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Dr Muhammad Qasim Rana

Co-PI on the Project

University College of Estate Management, UK

Dr Muhammad Rana to UCEM. is an academic tutor, and for the Spring provision is the module leader for CON7CMC Management of Projects. 

He has worked with the University of Wolverhampton, University of Salford, and Highways England previously on various projects in the UK related to Highways Maintenance, Simulation modelling and Lean construction. He is a Mechanical engineer by profession and completed his PhD in Construction Management (Lean construction and Simulation modelling on Highway operations) from the University of Salford in 2018.  During the last three years, Dr Muhammad Rana has won several research funding grants totalling up to £300k from the Innovate UK, Qatar National Research Fund, British Council, Salford University, Highways England, and CIB on various topics of Sustainability, Systems thinking, Energy Efficiency, Water Management and Environmental Resilience. He also publishes frequently about Off-site Construction, MMC, Lean and simulation modelling.

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Mohammed Sadeq

Technical Officer. Egypt-PV

Mohammed Sadeq is a Mechanical Engineer, who obtained his BSc degree from Loughborough University and The British University in Egypt in 2017. He is an MSc degree holder in Renewable Energy from London Southbank University and The British University in Egypt in 2021. He has 5 years of experience in industry and academia in the solar energy field, mainly in grid-connected PV systems. He is currently a Technical Officer at Egypt-PV, UNDP Egypt. He was chosen by Enel Foundation to join its Open Africa Power (OAP-2022) programme as an energy leader in Africa Continent.

He was also chosen by The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) from nearly 900 applications from 17 countries to join its program “Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth (APSEY)”, Where this program targets young professionals and post-graduates of engineering, economy, and law fields in the Arab region. His research activities include both fundamental and applied topics. The fundamental research is focusing on the methodology of developing online and offline PV sizing tools in Grid-connected PV systems.

The applied research includes investigating the best Techno-Economic solution for installing PV systems in Egypt. He developed the first free bilingual (English/Arabic) Techno-economic pre-sizing tool for grid-connected PV systems in MENA Reign, applied in Egypt, and published at WILEY. 


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