Mr Abdelnasir Omran

Teaching Fellow in Mechanical Engineering and Design

Phone: 0121 204 5236abdelnasir-omran-edit


Room Number: MB180C





I joined Mechanical Engineering and Design as a teaching staff in January 2019, having spent the previous eight years as a student and staff at Aston University. On graduating in 2013, I joined the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) for two years as Applied Research and Technical Officer. Since 2016 I have been working as a casual teaching staff while studying for Master by Research and Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching. In addition to that, I followed an online master in Islamic study at the Islamic University of Minnesota, US.

Furthermore, I am following a part-time PhD in our school, titled: “Techno-economic Study of Proton Exchange Membrane Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (PEMFCHV), with a focus on overall efficiency and power consumption”.

Before that, I spent 12 years in non-academic posts in Egypt and the Netherlands, having completed a combined degree in economics and political science at Khartoum University, Sudan.

Throughout the last 16 years I have been a very active member in community activities, I am a co-founder, and I was the first treasurer of the Union of the Immigrant Organisations (UIO), Leiden, The Netherlands. Co-founder and chair of Bilal Education Trust, Birmingham. Co-founder and chair of Quran Foundation Europe. Co-founder and co-director of Ikhewa Community Organisation, Birmingham. Management committee member of the Muath Trust Mosque (Amanah masjid), Birmingham. 



  • BSc in Economics & Political Science, Khartoum University, Sudan, 1994
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Aston University, Birmingham, 2013
  • MA, (Distinction) Islamic University of Minnesota, US 2017
  • PGCert, (Distinction) in Learning and Teaching Practice, CLIPP, Aston University, 2017
  • MSc by Research, (Distinction) in Mechanical Engineering, Aston University, 2018
  • 2019 - Date: Teaching Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & Design, Aston University
  • 2013 - 2015: Applied Research and Technical Officer, EBRI, Aston University
  • 1997 - 2008: Non-academic post in various companies such as the Dutch Royal Mail, KLM and Trigion Aviation, The Netherlands
  • 1995 - 1996: Accountant Assistant, Aygaad Inc., Cairo, Egypt


  • Engineering Principles 1
  • Engineering Principles 2
  • Energy Efficiency
  • PEM fuel cell system
  • Sustainable Biofuels
  • Sustainable Energy
I am available to supervise new suitable applicants in PEM fuel cell system, sustainable biofuels and sustainable energy.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMeche)

Hossain, A, Nyah, J, Ahmad, A, Omran, A & Davies, P 2016, Experimental investigation of the fuel properties of glidfuel, palm oil mill effluent biodiesel and blends. in Chemical engineering transactions. Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 50, AIDIC, pp. 361-366.

AK Hossain, C Serrano, JB Brammer, A Omran, F Ahmed, DI Smith, 2016 Combustion of fuel blends containing digestate pyrolysis oil in a multi-cylinder compression ignition engine Fuel 171, 18-28