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Dr Zaky is a sponsored Research Fellow hosted at Prof French Lab at School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is conducting independent research focusses on the reduction of water and carbon footprint of bioenergy and other bio-based products. He is also interested in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus and the best way to make these elements work together for addressing global water, food, and energy shortage through a renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly system.

Abdelrahman proposed and investigated the new concept ‘Marine Fermentation’ (MF) for the production of bioethanol using marine yeast, seawater and seaweed. He is currently is working on developing the MF concept into Integrated Marine Biorefinery System (IMBS) where seawater, marine biomass and marine microorganisms are utilised in an integrated system for the simultaneous production of biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel and biohydrogen) and High-Value Chemicals. IMBS could be also integrated with other renewable energy systems (i.e. wind, and solar energy) to improve the overall efficiency and economic feasibility of renewable energy.

Abdelrahman was appointed an assistant professor of industrial microbiology at Cairo University in 2017. He published several papers on marine fermentation and presented his research in more than 20 international conferences around the world. He is a peer reviewer in many high impact journals and a member of several scientific societies. He also has a passion for scientific publication and public engagement.  

External positions

Managing Editor of the Journal Biomass & Bioenergy , Elsevier

1 Jan 2020 → …

Chair of the Early Career Researchers network (SHARE) , Supergen Bioenergy Hub

15 May 2019 → …

Assistant Professor , Cairo University

1 Nov 2017 → …


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