Abdullah is a PhD student in the Clean Energy Processes Laboratory in the Department of Chemical Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Christos Markides. He is interested in investigating the validity of combining nuclear reactors (i.e Small Modular Reactors) with thermal energy storage systems which might have a positive effect in reducing carbon emissions. His research includes thermodynamic analysis of the hybrid system, strong transport process, investigating molten salt properties, and heat transfer analysis in phase-change systems.
Abdullah graduated with an MPhil Degree in Nuclear Energy from The University of Cambridge. He also holds two BSc Degrees in Nuclear and Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Abdullah is from the Sultanate of Oman and he enjoys swimming, hiking, and playing tennis.