Visiting Research Fellow
Dr. Farid Safari is a visiting research fellow at Oxford Institute for Energy studies. As a hydrogen energy expert, his area of expertise include sustainable hydrogen production technologies and the role of hydrogen in energy transition, with a focus on low-carbon hydrogen commercialization. Prior to joining OIES, he was a research fellow at Clean Energy Research laboratory (CERL) at Ontario Tech University, Canada, where he completed his PhD in mechanical engineering (minor in energy & thermofluids engineering), and carried out advance research on the deployment of thermochemical cycles for sustainable hydrogen production in Ontario, Canada. He has published numerous journal papers in prestigious international journals in the area of hydrogen energy, some of them are among highly cited papers on Web of Science (WOS). He is also an active reviewers for many prestigious journals in the area of hydrogen energy and energy policy including ACS Energy letters, Energy Policy journal and International journal of Hydrogen Energy where he was awarded as an outstanding reviewer.
Farid was chair for American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Ontario section in 2020-2021 Fiscal year where he actively conducted valuable service to academia and industry for professional development. Farid’s opinion on the importance of hydrogen in energy transition, energy transition in Middle East, and the geopolitical consequences of energy transition has been reflected by major international media such as BBC and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and he has been featured in live programs of BBC as an advocate for hydrogen and renewable energies. A polyglot, his language abilities include Kurdish, Farsi, Turkish and Arabic.
Areas of Expertise
Sustainable hydrogen production technologies and the role of hydrogen in energy transition, with a focus on low-carbon hydrogen commercialization.