Zainul Abdin

Lecturer and Grand Challenge Fellow

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Renewable energy generation, conversion, and storage, energy systems engineering, automotive combustion and fuel engineering (including alternative and renewable fuels)


Dr Abdin has published extensively on clean and hydrogen energy technologies. His research has focussed on hydrogen production and end use, energy storage, advanced physics-based modelling and simulation, and more. Please see this link for a full publication list.


Prior to working at ANU, Dr Abdin held Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Monash University, Australia and the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research with in these positions included hydrogen microgrids, hydrogen storage for off-grid electricity supply, and computer modelling of all aspects of renewable energy systems, from the device to the enterprise level.

Dr Abdin completed a PhD in Engineering Physics from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. His thesis focused on modelling the principal components of hybrid energy systems, with energy storage provided by hydrogen.

Before his PhD, Dr Abdin worked for a telecommunications company, Telenor, as a senior manager. He was actively involved with the research and development team for more than five years. He has also worked for two years as a university lecturer and taught Fundamental of Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Solid-state Physics, and Digital electronics.

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Dr Abdin is a supervisor for the Integrated energy system based on hydrogen storage project.

More information on Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific project can be found here.

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