Background and activities

My passion is a cleaner future with carbon free electricity and hydrogen for a sustainable society.

Skills in water splitting, electrolyzers, nanomaterials, materials science, electrochemistry, and coatings technology.


B. Eng with Honors Degree (2014) in Metallurgical Engineering, Cairo University with distinction in graduation project in electrochemistry.

M.Sc. (2016) in Metallurgical Engineering, Cairo University with thesis on ZnO nanostrcuture for photelectrochemical cells.

Master 1 (2017) Materials Science and Engineering, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France.

PhD. (2020) Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway with thesis in Nickel based catalysts for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis. 

Honors and Awards

  • The Electrochemical Society (ECS) Travel Grant, Europe section, 2019. 
  • NTNU MSE Department Travel Award Fall 2018.
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Holder, 2016.
  • Graduate Study Fellowship, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 2014-2016. 
  • IAESTE Scholarship in Germany for top-ranked students in Metallurgical Engineering, 2013.
  • Excellence Financial Award, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 2009-2014.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Faid, Alaa; Sunde, Svein; Seland, Frode; Barnett, Alejandro Oyarce. (2020) Nickel based-catalysts for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis. 2020. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2020:269).
  • Faid, Alaa. (2017) Electroless deposition of magnetic nanotubes and core-shell nanowires. 2017.
  • Faid, Alaa. (2016) Synthesis and Characterization of Core-shell nanowires ZnO/Cu2O Nanowires for Solar Energy applications. 2016.