Universities resilient to climate change: Public awareness, sustainable education, and technology development as principal strategies towards net zero carbon campus.

About this project

Since 2021 Alexandria and Staffordshire University have been engaged in a program of research developing Organic/polymeric solar cell and we have had considerable technological success which contributes towards tackling climate change. However, through the current program we intend to address the challenges and implications of global warming with plausible solutions.

1. To raise public awareness in renaissance in energy sector and its positive impact on environment and creation of new jobs and prosperity for community.2. To develop training courses in renewable energy and associated fields for job creation.
3. To co-develop learning materials in Renewable energy for sustainable Engineering.
4. To share Institutional energy management data for reduction in CO2 emission
5. To facilitate feasibility study for the design and development of net zero carbon campus


Lead researcher

Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Emeritus Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Associated researcher

Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

Hamidreza's profile

Funding Bodies

British Council: UK-Egypt HE partnerships for Climate Change

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021