Oman Hydrogen Centre

Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC) was established in 2019 by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), and it is the first research centre of its kind in Oman and is supporting the country in accelerating its transition to renewable energy. OHC aims to play the main role in shifting from fossil energy sources to renewable sources such as solar and wind with green hydrogen as the energy carrier and clean industrial base material of the future economy. Its activities and future are aligned with Oman Vision 2040. Additionally, it works to develop competencies in the field of a hydrogen-based economy in cooperation with local and international parties and align activities between industry, academics, government, and society.

Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC) is an organizational unit of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech).

OHC comprises visiting experts, permanent staff, and temporary members and is supported by GUtech’s diverse administrative and academic departments and service units.

 

To be a key innovative Hydrogen hub in MENA by 2025.

OHC is committed to enable the adoption of Hydrogen-based economy in Oman as a way of sustaining an environmental, social, and economic transformation, by enhancing awareness, education, research, innovation and technology in the field. This will be achieved through:

    • Research, innovation, and technology transfer.
    • Strategic collaboration with research, academic and industrial partners, locally and internationally.
    • Capacity building and knowledge management.

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Shidhani

Managing Director – Hydrom

OHC advisory board chairperson and member

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Dr. Khalil Al Hanashi

Senior Advisor – Ministry of Energy and Minerals

OHC advisory board member

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Essam AL Sheibany

Vice President Sustainability – Asyad

OHC advisory board member

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Dr. Khalid Al Jahwari

Petrofac Country Manager – Oman

OHC advisory board member

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Zahir AL Omairi

Renewable and Hydrogen Procurement Advisor – BP Oman

OHC advisory board member

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Dr. Sausan Al Riyami

OHC Director

OHC advisory board secretary and member

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Dr. Sausan Al Riyami

Director

(May, 2022 – Present)

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Dr. Hadi Basma

Senior Guest Researcher

(April, 2023 – Present)

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Dr. Mohammed Al Saidi

Senior Guest Researcher

(December, 2023 – Present)

Fatema Al Hajri

Research Assistant

(June, 2022 – Present) – Study Leave

Maather Al Qasmi

Research Assistant

(October, 2023 – Present )

Nawaf Al Aisaee

Research Assistant

(January, 2024 – Present )

Amrou Al Alawi

Research Assistant

(April, 2024 – Present )

Abdulaziz Al marhoobi

Research Assistant

(May, 2024 – Present)

Abdullah Jaboub

Research Assistant

(May, 2024 – Present)

Nasser Al Gheilani

Administrative Assistant

(Jun, 2024 – Present)

Mohamed Al Mandhari

Internship Student

(Jun, 2024 – Present)

Shadha Al Kharusi

Administrative Assistant
(January 2024 – April 2024)

Anfaal Al Barwani​

Research Assistant
(September 2023 – February 2024)

Yousuf Al Siyabi

Research Assistants
(October 2023 –January 2024)

Muhannad Al Balushi

INTERNSHIP STUDENT
(August - September 2023)

Hedaya Al Hajri

Internship Student
(September - December 2023)

Doaa Al Sharif

INTERNSHIP STUDENT
(August, 2023)

Wanas Al Wahaibi

OHC Coordinator
(November - January, 2023)

Aliya Al Saidi

Research Trainee
(November - December 2022)

Rolf Iwema

Research Intern
(September - December 2022)

Dick Scholte dscholte

t Research Intern
(September - December 2022)

Mariya Al Subhi

Research Intern
(September - December 2022)

Tota De Hauwere

Research Intern
(September - December, 2022)

Huda Al Jahwari

Research Intern
(September - December 2022)

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Amrou Al Alawi

Research Trainee
(June - August 2022)

Khulood Al Ghafri

Intern
(August - September 2022)

Fatma Al Dughaishi

Intern
(August - September, 2022)

Anfal Al Siyabi

ELAF Technology Centre Staff

(August, 2022 – October, 2022)

Dr. Pascal Kaienburg

Guest Researcher

(September, 2023 – Present )

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Advanced Functional – Materials and Devices (AFMD) Group University of OXFORD (December 2022)
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