Thermo-Fluids Research Centre
  1. Turbomachinery and Energy Systems

Dr Mahmoud Khader


Research Associate

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering,

Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics




Dr. Khader studied Mechanical Engineering at Birzeit University, Palestine. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 2010 when he start working there as a teaching assistant. In 2013 he moved to City, University of London to start his PhD which was sponsored by the European Commission funded Project OMSoP “Optimised Microturbine Solar Power System “. Within his PhD, he focused on developing an accurate method for predicting radial turbomachinery performance, and improving radial turbines performance using passive control end wall features. Dr Khader was a member of a team who developed and tested a 6kWe gas turbine which was integrated to a solar dish system. In 2017 he was granted his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and started working as a post-doctoral research associate at City, University London for an EPSRC UK project called SolGATS “Concentrated Solar Power Micro Gas Turbine with Thermal Energy Storage”. His research interests lie in power generation, small scale gas turbines development and flow control methods. His current research focuses on developing micro gas turbines integrated with thermal storage that can be implemented in solar power systems.


PhD, City, University of London, (UK), 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Birzeit University (Palestine), 2010


2015 - 2017City, University of LondonResearch Associate
2013 - 2017City, University of LondonPhD Researcher
2010 - 2013Birzeit UniversityTeaching Assistant


Conference papers

  • M. Khader and A. Hasan, "Solar cooling for buildings case study," in 4th International Energy Conference - Palestine, Ramallah, 2011.
  • M. Khader and A. Sayma, "Effect of End-Wall Riblets on Radial Turbine Performance," in 10th International Compressor Conference, London, 2017.
  • I. Davide, K. Mahmoud, A. I. Sayma and J. Alzaili, "Parametric Multi-Objective Optimisation of A Centrifugal Compressor for A Micro Gas Turbine Operated by Concentrated Solar Power," in Global Power and Propulsion Society, Zurich, 2017.