Samsudeen bagged his first degree in Chemical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2011. He later won a scholarship to study masters in the same discipline at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in the year 2015. During his master’s degree, he researched hydrogen production via catalytic reforming of ethanol with carbon dioxide. On the successful completion of his degree, Samsudeen got the position of a researcher with the university. He has experience in catalyst synthesis, testing and characterization.
Samsudeen joined the UNSW Hoex Group as a Scientia PhD Scholar in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) at UNSW Sydney in 2021. At the moment, he is working on ab initio modelling using density functional theory (DFT) calculations to design earth-abundant low-cost catalysts for the next-generation fuel cell. With the insight into the properties of these catalysts, at the electronic level, experimental works will be conducted to validate the theoretical findings.