Mostafa Elsharqawy | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Mostafa Elsharqawy

Portrait of  Professor Mostafa Elsharqawy on the roof of the Engineering building

Email: 
melsharq@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home and around 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity. My research focus is in the area of applied Thermofluids with particular interest in clean energy and clean water technologies.

Program

About my research…

My research focus is in the area of applied Thermofluids with particular interest in clean energy and clean water technologies. This includes but not limited to water purification, seawater desalination, solar and geothermal energy, osmotic power, and energy recovery devices. Using experimental and numerical research tools such as pore network modeling for transport in porous media, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), exergetic analysis, and experimental design.

How my Research Improves Life…

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home and around 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity. These are major problems in particular for remote and off-grid communities in Canada and globally (e.g. First Nation communities in Canada). We are investigating different technologies for sustainable water purification and renewable energy systems suitable for small-scale production and stand-alone operation in remote communities.