Hamza Mohamed Designing New Production Processes for Lithium-Ion Batteries for a Sustainable Future
November 2021 - Present
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Biography I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2017 with a 1st class (Hons) and I have since worked in industrial R&D for 4 years. My work involved scaling up processes which involved the use of and installation of enabling technologies mainly to diffusion and reaction limiting processes. I have returned to the University of Sheffield as a PhD student now exploring particle interactions and linking it to the battery production process.
Research As part of the NEXTRODE project, supervised by Dr. Rachel Smith and Dr. Denis Cumming, I am working on improving the battery production processes by investigating particle-particle interactions and modelling the different mechanisms in different process operations using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). The aim of the project is to reduce the amount of toxic material used in production and reduce the energy and cost requirements.