The University of Huddersfield’s Dr Mahmoud Dhimish has been named as one of the top 15 new scientists in Great Britain according to a leading index of scientific academics who have begun to publish recently.

Dr Dhimish is Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Control Engineering and has been selected by the new Mendeley 2020 science-wide author database list of standardised citation indicators as one of the top 15 science academics who have started to publish since 2015.

Over the course of the last five years, Dr Dhimish’s work in renewable energy has produced over 50 research outputs. These include discovering a 25% power loss in solar panels in some parts of the UK, and alongside Dr Peter Mather developing an ultra-fast high-resolution solar cell crack detection method.

In 2020, as a result of the University of Huddersfield proof of concept funding, Dr Dhimish published the most comprehensive analysis of 8000 photovoltaic systems distributed across the UK. He proved that the performance ratio of the PV systems in the UK could vary between 84% to 92%.


Dr Mahmoud Dhimish in the PV Lab

“I am truly delighted to be listed as one of the best 15 scientists in the country,” says Dr Dhimish, he is also the director of the Photovoltaics Laboratory at the University. “It pays off my effort, all my nights of research at home, and especially with how we have had to work in the pandemic. And it's not just me, it's for all the support I have received from the department to help my colleagues and I do all this research.

“The University also supported me in having the PV Lab. It has shaped and enriched the quality of my research.

"I am genuinely delighted in achieving this milestone in my academic carrier, and I thank all my research students, colleagues and research collaborators," adds Dr Dhimish.

"I would like to acknowledge the continued support from the Dean of the Department of Engineering and Technology, Professor Stephen Donnelley, and Professor Nigel Schofield, the subject area leader in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering. They always believed in my research capabilities and assisted me throughout my academic career.

“I also have to thank Dr Violeta Holmes and Dr Peter Mather. They supervised me through my PhD and have supported me as a lecturer as well.”



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