Biography Following the successful completion of BEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2007, Ahmed spent few years working in the building services industry. Being passionate about teaching and education, he has spent several years working in the education sector, having taught in higher education institutions and Colleges both in the UK and abroad and becoming the head of examinations officers for JCQ qualifications. An interest in sustainable technologies and building energy has led him to join and successfully complete an MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture from the University of Nottingham. The desire to continue in this direction to gain in-depth knowledge and conduct research in the field of energy demand within the context of Built Environment has encouraged Ahmed to join the LoLo CDT ESPRC program in 2018. In his first year of research, Ahmed studied forecasting underheating and energy use in homes during winter. His MRes research investigated ways to forecast internal temperatures of dwellings in the winter. Currently, he’s studying the techno-economic impact of integrating energy flexibility into the design of community energy systems. The goal of this research is to explore novel approaches to improve thermal comfort, reduce energy cost and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.
Research interests • Time series forecasting and machine learning • Access to affordable energy and mitigation of fuel poverty • Hybrid energy systems and renewable energy technologies • Integrating energy flexibility into the design of community energy systems • Building physics and building energy system modelling