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City, University of London
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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”. In 2019 he started a new position as a research fellow working for an EU project called "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide/Alternative Fluids Blends for efficiency upgrade solar power plants (SCARABEUS)" His research interests lie in power generation, gas turbines development and flow control methods. His current research focuses on developing axial turbines working with supercritical carbon dioxide doped with different blends in order to improve solar power plant capital and operational costs.


  1. PhD in Mechanical Engineering, City, University London, United Kingdom, Sep 2013 – Oct 2017
  2. BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestinian Territory, Sep 2005 – Jun 2010


  1. Research Associate, City, University London, Jul 2017 – present
  2. PhD Researcher, City, University London, Sep 2013 – Jun 2017
  3. Teaching Assistant, Birzeit University, Aug 2010 – Aug 2013


Conference paper/proceedings

  1. Sayma, A., Iaria, D., Khader, M. and Al Zaili, J. (2017). Multi-Objective Optimisation of A Centrifugal Compressor for a Micro Gas Turbine Operated by Concentrated Solar Power.

Journal articles (2)

  1. Khader, M.A. and Sayma, A.I. (2018). Drag reduction within radial turbine rotor passages using riblets. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. doi:10.1177/0954408918819399.
  2. Khader, M.A. and Sayma, A.I. (2017). Effect of end-wall riblets on radial turbine performance. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 232(1). doi:10.1088/1757-899X/232/1/012075.