Nahid Awad

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CEAC building, room 205


I started my PhD at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in October 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Gareth Griffiths. I hold a BSc degree in Botany from the University of Khartoum, Sudan and an MPhil degree in Plant Biochemistry from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK.

I have taken a number of teaching and academic positions in the past, including 3 years as a part-time teaching assistant with the faculty of science at the University of Khartoum, Sudan

My current research interest is focused on clean energy and improving the potentials for algae as a future source of biofuel.

Qualifications & Education

  • Currently, a PhD candidate, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • BSc. In Botany, Faculty of Science, Khartoum University, Sudan, 2001
  • MPhil in Plant Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK,  2008


  • 2001-2004: part-time teaching assistant, faculty of science, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Research interests

My PhD project investigates methods of increasing algal biomass for biofuel production using the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model system.


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